Sunday, 29 July 2012
It's a Girl.......!
Regular readers will remember that way back in March I started on a baby blanket for a friend. I didn't know what flavour it was going to be, so I had to make both a girls and boys option. A link to my original post is here. I was convinced it was going to be a boy, and along with the excitement of the boy's pattern being a new design - Northern Star - and my all seeing eye sure it was going to be a boy, I have been steadily working on the star design, secure in the knowledge that the daisy blanket would get there eventually... So with the star blanket almost finished I was caught on the hop when Jill appeared instead of Jack! (names have been changed to protect the innocent obviously!)
Particularly when I realised I didn't have enough white yarn to continue with the colour arrangement I had chosen, so a rethink was needed. Instead of the background hexagons being different colours I used up some stashed cream sirdar snuggly bamboo yarn, which actually contrasts beautifully with the white daisies. (I can't really capture it on my pics, but it's quite subtle and looks fab). There is also a gorgeous sheen on the whole blanket, from the bamboo I guess, and it feels amazing and is surprisingly heavy.
So, it's 60 daisies, with a border of hdcs and scs.
Not huge, but big enough to use as a cot bedspread or a pram blanket.
I'll be back soon with the star blanket tadah!! Although I'm not sure what I will do with it now...
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