Funnily enough, I was nearly sad as I was completing the last round… does this mean I should start another blanket??
It ended up being a good size, once I'd added the border and measures about 1.5m x 1.2m which is plenty big enough to wrap yourself into.
I used up all the part balls I had left (which weren't that many!)
and made 5 rounds of squares all around the blanket.
I purchased one last ball of purple
wich was my very last row of squares.
I then made up the cream edging as I went along. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to end with cream to tie in with the cream centres of all the squares. I also wanted a "scallopy" thing but ended up trying about a dozen different versions before settling on the one above which I am pleased with. It was done in three rounds.
And here it is on the washing line,
blowing gently in the breeze
and warmed by the wonderful June sun
we were enjoying today.
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As this is a crochet post, I decided to add this other little bit of crochet I completed today. I am sending it to Lucy at Attic24 so that I can take part in the big Yarndale 2014 Mandala Display. I started off following a pattern but then improvised half-way around. The colours would not be my favourite choice but I had a very limited amount of cotton on hand with which I could made this mandala so I used what I had. That red is so bright it's quite hard to photograph. Mmmm, unless I made it in wool, I have a few more colours available (ones that were not in my blanket)… will I send this one or will I make another?
I think it's fun to take part in a worldwide project like that. I look forward to seeing what it will look like with all the mandalas put together.