It's done !
Immi's Uni blanket is completely finished and ready just in time for the
big off in a couple of weeks.
It's been a slow burner this one - quite possibly because getting it finished meant Immi
was nearer to leaving home, but as I absolutely wanted her to have
it in time for the
start of term the deadline had to be met.
Immi chose the colour with the only other
specifications being that it needed
to be big enough for snuggling and
very, very soft.
I used Sylecraft Alpaca DK
in the colour Storm.
There's been a few minor obstacles along the way with Itsy loving how soft
it was and then the arrival of Otto with all his mischievous puppiness.
It's even been on holiday in the caravan with us a couple of times.
But slowly, slowly it grew and soon came the fun bit of adding the border.
For this I chose Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in a white / cream.
This gave the blanket a lovely little lift of brightness.
Once I had finished the main body of the blanket I worked all the way around the
edge in DC for 2 rows.
For the third row I worked 2 DC into one stitch, skipped a stitch, worked 2 DC
into one stitch and so on all the way round.
The fourth row was worked in the same pattern but in cream and the fifth row
was worked in the same pattern again but back in the grey.
( I have written up the pattern for this blanket in full and added it to my sidebar. )
I was so pleased with the effect it gave as it almost looks like I have threaded
cream ribbon around the edge of the blanket.
As I wanted a bit more of an impact with the cream colour I worked a final row of a bobble edging, so easy to do, and I absolutely love the feeling of fun it has brought to the finished blanket.
There was just one last thing needed ...
... a little 3D cream heart.
And there it is ...
I love it and Immi loves it.
Let the snuggling begin.
Its been lovely to see a few other Uni blankets hot off the hook in Blogland this week,
if you get a minute pop over to Flowerhouse to see the beautiful patchwork blanket that Jane has made, and to Lazy Days to see Mitzi's wonderfully colourful creation.
Blanket done and with a head full of thoughts of how time passes so swiftly
and how quickly we seem to have come to this stage of all our little chicks flying the nest
a late Summer walk was the perfect therapy.
The gate at the bottom of our garden is looking quite hidden in the hedge these days,
the field beyond has had its final cut of the year,
I can't describe how sweet the hay smelt that morning,
there's really no smell quite like it,
and the hedgerows are a foragers paradise.
The season is changing,
life moves on and change is always there around the corner.
As much as I want my girls to stay at home for ever
the world is out there waiting for them.
And one thing they all know,
without a shadow of a doubt,
is that home is where the heart is..