I’ve been desperate to get the Flag Blanket up and running – my aim was to make enough squares so that I could make a blanket of functional size so that dad could start using it, and then I could make more squares and add to it.
Well… here we are:
Ta da! I laid out all my squares yesterday afternoon and found that I had enough to make a blanket measuring 4ft x 3ft. That’s just big enough for dad to drape over his lap while he’s watching television, or put over the end of his bed to keep his feet warm at night.
So yesterday afternoon and evening was spent sewing the squares together. I won’t lie, it was very tedious, but at 10.30pm I finally finished the sewing and oh my – doesn’t it look good?!
Dad’s really pleased with it, and he had it on the bottom of his bed last night. I’m so glad that he can start using it now, and I’m now aiming to make enough squares so that the finished blanket will eventually be 5ft x 6ft (big enough to cover his bed entirely). I’ve still got oodles of yarn left, so this shouldn’t be a problem!
I’m very proud of how well it’s turned out; despite the complete mish mash of yarn types the squares have, pretty much, all been the same size – and edging them all in the cream yarn evened out the very slight discrepancies. It also made the sewing together much easier!