I’ll start with the blanket! Last year I fell in love with this pattern, but lacked the funds to buy the yarn for it. Midway through January this year a friend (the lovely Sally from Sow & Sew) recommended I try Kemps for bargaintastic yarn, and I succumbed to temptation. In my defence the yarn I bought was on sale (I ended up choosing the Stylecraft Kon-Tiki, a 50% cotton 50% acrylic blend).
So, it’s taken me six weeks but the new blanket is finally finished. It was good fun to make, the octagons and squares were easy, but my goodness the sewing together was so dull! Seriously, it felt as though it would never end. I did wonder if I should have tried to join-on-the-go as I went, but came to the conclusion that it wouldn’t look as neat if I did that, so I was stuck with the sewing at the end.
Would you like to see it? Of course you would!
It’s really rather lovely, and I am very pleased that I finally got to make it. The colours are more subtle than the other blankets I’ve made, but I like that. I think this might end up being the new blanket for my bedroom
Finished size of the blanket is approximately 130cm x 85cm.
Onto the second part of this post – a new page! Click here, or just click the new page link at the top of the screen for ‘Surprise the Artist’
For my reference, because I’m prone to losing small bits of paper, care instructions for this yarn:
Stylecraft Kon-Tiki DK. 50% cotton, 50% acrylic. Machine washable 30 degrees. May be dry cleaned. Cool tumble dry. Do not iron.