I’m not sure if I remembered to warn you last week about granny stripe overload photos, so be prepared 😉
I feel like I don’t know what to do with myself now that’s it done, but luckily I am crocheting my mood blanket in the same yarn so I get to continue indulging in the bright and happy colours.
After all of this crochet of late, I’ve also been itching to do some knitting again, and I have more than a few of those WIP’s laying around.
Now for some particulars if you’re interested:
Pattern: Granny Stripe from Attic24
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in 17 colours (the special ‘Lucy’ pack from Deramores) with a 4mm hook
Size: 1.2m x 1.5m wide
Stripes: Random colour order, 72 colour changes (144 rows)
Time: Each colour stripe took approx 30 mins = 36 hours not including the border and darning of ends! I started it back in July 2013, so it’s still taken me over 6 months to finish
Considering it’s such a large blanket, it’s probably one of the cheapest I’ve made thanks to the Stylecraft Special DK. It’s only $2.80 per 100g ball if you buy the colour pack, which is great value for money. It’s also quite soft and easy to work with even though it’s acrylic.
Because acrylic can take a beating and it’s easy to wash, I’ve decided it’s new home might be on our old (but ridiculously comfy) 3 seater sofa. I’m planning a little reading nook at the new house with this couch – just over 3 weeks now until we move.
Didn’t take long for the cat to try it out of course!
Have you finished any long lost works-in-progress lately? I recommend it – it’s a great feeling, and it means you can start a new project guilt-free!