I have been reading blogs for around 2 years. However, I don't read a huge number, and the ones that I do read tend to be 'craft-focused' and in particular 'crochet-focused'.
Now for all those people out there who are either bloggers themselves or just read blogs, there can be very few with an interest in crochet who have not visited the blog written by Lucy and called Attic24. I came across Lucy's blog a couple of years ago when I first tiptoed into the blogging world and like so many before me I was cheered by the colours of her craft and wowed by her woolly works. And her blog is so friendly too. She has a Facebook page with almost 150,000 followers worldwide! She is a legend!
So here is my Lucy inspired project - my very own crocheted, striped blanket! And I absolutely LOVE it. I actually think I could eat those colours....
So this blanket is destined for my king size bed.
I am double crocheting throughout and I am using Patons 100% cotton DK which gives a fantastic stitch definition. In fact the stitch definition is so good I decided to crochet just simple stripes, back and forth. I think the stripes and stitches gives the blanket plenty of interest without making it anymore complicated.
I took my time choosing the colours and width of stripes, and made small samples to see how it all worked together. My only regret is that I think the blanket should have been about 12cm wider. When I crocheted the foundation row it stretched across the bed comfortably but I have since read that you need to make the foundation row a bit longer than you think as it tends to shrink a little once you start crocheting - oh well, you live and learn. I'll know next time (- there will be a next time?)
I am using 7 colours which I will repeat 6 times - and I am just over half way. Yippee!
So what do you think? Do you like it or are the colours not to your taste?
More inspirational blogs another time!
Enjoy your day.