You might have even heard me screaming from all the pure joy involved in completing this and for a brief moment as the final stitch came off my hook, I felt like I could be conquering the world. Yep.
Actually, as the final square was joined (pre border) I nearly burst into tears from the sheer joy of being so close to the finish line. I found it exhilarating that after so many stitches, lots of other projects in-between and a whole heap of procrastination that this was really going to be finished!
And now that it's all done and (finally) handed over to my girl, I am super tempted to start another mammoth blanket project, only perhaps in a larger ply this time so that it doesn't take forever. Bella is thrilled with it and I love that she lays it out on top of her doona cover every day, which makes me such a proud Mama. It can sometimes be a bit tricky to make something that's loved and appreciated when teenagers are involved, so I'm happy, happy, happy that she enjoys it so much.
Here are the finer details, incase you're wondering:
- Shepherd Baby Wool Merino, 4 ply in red, hot pink, aqua, lime green, purple, blue and orange.
- Crochet hook: 3.5mm
- The completed blanket weighs 1523 grams : 30.5 balls of yarn.
- Pattern: I made this up myself.
- 180 squares - 12 squares in width, 15 squares in length
- Size: Single bed
Once all the squares were joined, I added four rounds of colour (red, green, pink & aqua) and then a scalloped border. I was going to block the border to make it sit nice and flat, but the blanket went straight onto Bella's bed, so that hasn't happened. To be honest, it probably won't get done now, but that's okay - my girl doesn't care for blocking anyhow.
So now the big question is - which ply & yarn shall I use for the next one? I'm thinking Cascade 220 as it's a nice chunky 10 ply, but I'm just not sure on colours. Anhow, I'm going to sit on it for a few weeks while I try and decide....