Perhaps you remember my Stash Bustin' Blankie?
In a burst of industry, I finished it!!
And I'm so pleased that it's not nearly as ugly as I was preparing myself for. Oh sure, there are hints of uglyness - not ever square is perfect -, but that merely adds to the charm.
This was taken the day before I finished it...
Lots and lots of little bits to weave in and trim off.... and I suppose I could have primped the edges up a bit before snapping these. I was rushed, I was excited to be so close to d o n e !
And now: Close Ups of Favorite Squares...
A last look at the yucky side. Next time I'll be a good crocheter and weave in as I go. Promise.
All that was left a short while later.
And now, perhaps my favorite part: Kid Testing! Featuring Adorable Son the Second
(aka, The Stinky One)
|"Good for grabbing."|
|"Good for standing on."|
|"Good for throwing."|
|"Good for wiping off your boots (machine washable)."|
|"Holds up nicely to beatings with a sippy cup."|
|"Good for small picnics."|
|"Kid and Moose Approved."|
Before I finish, I'll just say this:
With the exception of 3 balls of ecru white cotton, all of the squares were made with yarn on hand.
Total Cost: $7.00
The blanket is 6 squares across and 6 squares deep.
It is a mix of cotton & acrylic-blend yarn (I know, I know, is Nothing Sacred?! Hey, I had leftovers.)
It is 40" x 40", great for one person crocheting in a purple chair.
There's (so far) no true border, and I may not put one on. I simply granny-ed around.
This blanket was made while watching Top Gear with my Charming Husband (I actually do like that show. I married a car-guy, so I'd better!)and episodes of Downton Abbey (when I was on my own).
Now I just have to get on finishing that Bed of Roses blanket.... uhh...
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