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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Granny Delightful

Finally managed to take some photos of the finished baby blanket. I went with sewing up the seams, and it came together over a couple of evenings. I'm so pleased with it, I don't think I've ever been so chuffed with anything I've made for a long time.


The sewing method produced two different sides of the blanket, one with a little raised border round each square, the other is more or less smooth:


I like both. That's obviously a good thing! And after all the build-up about the wonderful yarn that I've bought for my highly-ambitious-second-crochet-project of an entire bedspread, I have made three squares:


Aren't they just gorgeous? The only pain is having to sew all the bloody ends in. When I was doing the one-colour squares, I could churn out one every 20 mins or so. These little beauties took me around half an hour each, and I spent a good hour beforehand splitting the yarn in two so I can make it go further. If I used it as is (10 ply cotton), I reckon the bedspread would cost around £200 and would weigh a good few kilograms. Warm though!

Just one more gratuitous close-up for those droolers. I know you're there :)


So I showed you mine, will you show me yours?

9 comments:

Sam said...

That's seriously gorgeous. Too nice to use!

Kirsty said...

All looking thoroughly marvellous, lady. :)

Really interesting to see the stitched together squares, too, as that's how I'm hoping to do my scarf (a little too ambitious to crochet them, I think!).

I had no idea you could split yarn, either - does it just work in the same way as embroidery floss? Genius tip for wide-eyed newcomers like me. Thanks!

the green gal said...

Just lovely, lovely! So you should be v pleased with yourself. Sewing together looks v neat and the next three look even more gorgeous. Must stop being distracted by crochet bunting and get on with things...

Margi said...

Sarah, your blanket is absolutely gorgeous and well worth the time to weave in those bugger ends! Love it.

germgirl said...

Oooh, thats gorgeous, Love the 3 new ones too, lovely colours, you're so clever!

Sophie said...

Well done on making it so quickly! Both blankies look lovely!!

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning no wonder you're chuffed and I love the colour combo of the new squares. Well done you

Julia Dunnit said...

Seriously, I can't show you mine. Sob. I dont have one and am too scared to try any other crafts, no time money or life left!! The baby blanket is gorgeous, am sure it will get heaps of use.

SarahLP said...

Wow, Sarah.. your baby blanket is FABULOUS!!! And your bedspread is going to be just amazing.. whatever the cost it'll be an heirloom to treasure.