Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Just in time...

  Just in time, the chunky stripy blanket is finished - ready to be packed up and taken to Uni on Monday, along with the entire contents of a bedroom and the kitchen sink. It's definitely the quickest blanket I have made - probably just as well as I picked the hottest summer in ages to decide to make a super large blanket , with super chunky wool !


 I really enjoyed working with something a bit different to my normal choice of a nice small needle and DK wool.
Beth is very happy as she is planning to save on her heating bills and just snuggle under the blanket instead.

I think there's something very satisfying about big bold stripes.
I finished the blanket off with a little ribbon label stitched on to the corner.
From the ludicrously large I have gone in one fell swoop straight to tiddly tiny...
... the same pattern as before, coloured stripes in half trebles and white stripes in double crochets..
I have used one ball of red and one ball of white for the entire blanket ...
.. this blanket is going to be for one very titchy little dog of a Mexican variety that will be moving in to Megs house in a couple of weeks !


  1. I just love your big stripy blanket! It is gorgeous and looks so warm and cosy.
    M x

  2. Thank you ! It was certainly a lovely blanket to make.♥

  3. Wowee!! Your blanket is amazing - it's huuuge!!! I adore stripes and think they'll always be my favourite pattern.

    Do hope I bump into you at Yarndale. I'm going by train too and am not the bravest traveller. I'm already psyching myself up a bit - there are quite a few stops and changes so, fingers crossed, I don't end up somewhere else entirely!

    Heather x

  4. Hi Heather
    Oh I'm the same ! I'm travelling up on Friday all on my owneo - gulp! I think I've got a couple of changes as well. We're just going to have to be really brave grown ups.Hoping there'll be lots of others crocheting on the train too !! I am sooo looking forward to the whole weekend though and I'll be looking out for you too.
    Kate x

  5. Love your big new blanket...very stylish pattern and colours!
    Helen x

  6. This looks amazing, but I am so sad it means Beth is going back to uni!! X

  7. Wonderful blanket. I bet Beth loves it! xx

  8. Hi Debbie
    Thank you, yes she does, I'm top Mummy right now ! ♥


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