I made it 6 stitches narrower than the first blanket so that there would be a little bit more wool left to do a slightly wider border down the sides. There still wasn't much left though, so I had to make do with a row of trebles, topped with a row of double crochet but it was enough to finish it off nicely.
Green topped with brown on one side, and grey with brown on the other - worked on a 4mm hook, with 2 trebles worked into the edge stitch of every row.
I really am very pleased with how both these blankets turned out and can't wait to start a third with the other shades of wool I bought.
I have 2 balls of each of all bar one of these colours, so will be able to make a bigger blanket. A little play with the calculator says that 5 balls will make a blanket measuring 29 x 37 inches, excluding the side border, so 44 x 42 inches should need nearly 9 balls, with hopefully enough left to make a one inch border on each side edge.
I did consider altering the pattern and working 2 rows of grannies, then one row of trebles in the same colour, then 2 rows of grannies and one of trebles in the next colour etc, so worked up a small sample with the remaining scraps of wool.
But I'm not keen. I think I prefer the original 2 row pattern, so will probably make a start tonight before I change my mind!!
This one will be for my Folksy shop.
Before I go, would you like to see what I went and bought in the sale this week??.... I couldn't resist. I never can...
The Anchor tapestry wool at work has been on offer 2 for 3 this month and it was due to finish today. I kept wondering whether to buy the yarn for another bargello piece and put it away until I had time (yes, I laughed too at the thought of having time!!) and there's been a design floating around my head for quite a while. Imagine a few big pebbles/rocks with a river rushing through and around them. Can you see it?? Nice eh?? So I spent a whole hour choosing colours one lunch time - the blues were pretty easy to choose, it was the pebbles I was having trouble with. I started choosing shades of grey but there was almost no contrast with the blues. So after trying brown after brown, I settled on some sandy browns (they look better in the first of the two photos below). The darkest brown is wrong and will need to be changed and I wanted a tiny touch of dark olive green to do patches of algae on the pebbles - but that colour looks wrong in good daylight too. I'll take them both with me on Monday and swap them.
Want to see what I chose??
The blues off to the left are from a slightly different colour family than the rest of the blues but were so nice I'll fit them in somewhere!! Can you see what I mean about the darkest brown and the green? It doesn't really show up in this photo but they really don't go.
When I'll have time to do this is anyone's guess! Need to try and sketch out a rough design too...
So many ideas, so little time... Right - I'd better go and get busy with one of my many projects then!
Bye for now, T xXx