Monday, 20 August 2012

Finished Blanket!

I finally finished the Cath Kidston inspired blanket a few days ago and I think it's my favourite one so far :)   The border was a variety of trebles and chains, made up as I went.  It was going to be wider but I think I'll leave it as it is for now.





It's not a huge blanket,  but just the right size to sit on my small double spare bed where it matches the bedding and looks nice and cheerful and cosy!


Not sure what I'll make next.  I really don't need any more blankets but it seems to be an addiction haha!

Thankfully the weather's cooled off a bit today.  Saturday was spent helping our daughter move to a new flat in London.  The place she was staying was lovely, but a bit of a trek by bus and tube to the centre, where she has found some temporary work, hopefully leading to something more permanent.  Just our luck it was the hottest day of the year :(   Not what you want when there's umpteen bags, boxes etc to lug down loads of stairs and drive across town, twice!!  Her new place is tiny, so most of it has come home with us again.  Don't know where it's all going yet, sigh!

xxx


50 comments:

  1. The blanket looks really great! I love the edging!

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  2. Gorgeous ! Love the colors !

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  3. Oh my i love love your blankets the colours are goegeous and lets be honest you can never have too many blankets can you xxxxxxlove your blog xxxx

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  4. Your finished blanket is gorgeous, such pretty colors, and hexagons too!! Oh my!!

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  5. This is soooo pretty!! I love the colors and I do not see how anyone can join hexagons and square so lovely! Very nice!!

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  6. It's beautiful, love the colours you've used. You can't have too many blankets! x

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  7. Oh WOW - it's beautiful. One really can never have too many blankets, especially if they're all as gorgeous as this one!

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  8. Love these colors. Your garden is magnificent.

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  9. It is gorgeous, not overly "pretty/frilly/fussy" but a perfect compliment to busy CK materials and your gorgeous travel rug too. Love it and thank you for inspiring me. Fiona

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  10. Oh Debbie, it's absolutely gorgeous! Is the pattern you own design? What yarn did you use? I just love all those pretty colours!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Hi, The pattern came from the book "crocheted afghans" by Melody Griffiths, with an extra round of trebles added. The yarn was a mix of wools, see my post on June 12th for more details. xx

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  11. Its a beautiful blanket, how did you join the hexagons?
    Karen

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    1. Hello, I joined them by slip stitching through the back loops of trebles giving a nice flat finish on the front. It's a bit tedious joining hexagons though as you have to join them one by one in rows before joining the rows together!

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  12. Such a beautiful blanket!! Love the colors and edging!! Happy new week to you! xo Heather

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  13. Beautiful, utterly beautiful! What a stunning blanket! Have a super Monday!

    Vanessa xxx

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  14. Wonderful! And your Cushion also - I love the blanket very much.

    Sigrun

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  15. Truly beautiful! I could just sit there with a lovely cool drink! Ada :)

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  16. What a beautiful blanket!!

    Madelief x

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  17. pretty blanket, i didn't have the patience for hexagons, there is a pile sitting in my 'unfinished' box! Yours almost makes me think I should have another go...almost... ;-)

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  18. Your blanket is beautiful I love those colours. So pleased your daughter has found so temporary work for the moment. We are moving our son into his new accommodation next weekend so I know how you feel! How do they end up with so much stuff!
    Sarah x

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    1. Good luck with the move. It's amazing where it all comes from and every year it seems to multiply!

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  19. Lovely! Don't fight the addiction, as you seem to have a knack for making beautiful blankets!
    Maria x

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  20. Wow Beautiful! I love the colours and the design!!! You can never have enough blankets :-)

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  21. I think this is the loveliest blanket I have EVER seen! Well done! xxx

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  22. Your blankie looks amazing. Great job! :o)

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  23. Gorgeous lovely work, we have a church friend who`s group are knitting some very simple patterned blankets along the lines of these and sending them out to the poor of Romania where they are grateful beyond belief, makes you think a little.

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  24. PS would love to have a photo of Lottie posted

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    1. I'll try to get her to do something other than kipping on the sofa all day!

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  25. Oh my! This is absolutely stunning!

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  26. This is beautiful. I'm thinking its time I do one of these an dseeing this makes it a sure thing. Love the coloring.

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  27. Stunning work an colours! I also love the edging.

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  28. I love it! Very CK and so neat!

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  29. That is a really beautiful blanket. I just saw it on Pinterest and have now found you. It has inspired me to get on with a hexie blanket that I started last year. Well done! It's really lovely. xx

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  30. Me encánta el resultado y es ideal para tu cama.Saludos

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  31. It is lovely. And it looks good as a bed topper. You get the best of both worlds, the crochet and the pretty fabric.

    Liz

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  32. What a beautiful blanket, I wish I could get into crochet but never quite mastered it!

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  33. Wow, this blanket is a beauty. Great colors, pattern it is perfect.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  35. Molto bella!!!! Brava!!!!!!!
    A presto Sammy

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  36. Wow hon - your blanket is absolutely stunning! You must be thrilled to bits. I was so pleased to have spotted it as I am working on a hexie blanket and didn't know what to do about a border. Then I saw yours - so thank you!
    Leah

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  37. A gorgeous finish, I love the colours you've chosen, really Cath Kidston's colours!

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  38. Hi Debbie, your new blanket is stunning. Love the colours. It looks so inviting in the photos you took outside. Can imagine sitting there sipping home made lemonade!!

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  39. Ficou muito, muito linda.
    Como você fez?
    Parabéns.

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  42. Your blanket and your blog are beautiful. I'd love to make a crocheted blanket with colors such as yours some day. I'm not certain that I'll ever find the time. It looks like quite an undertaking. Would you mind emailing me with the name and/or manufacturer of your beautiful white wool plaid blanket? I'd love to try to find one if that's possible. Thank you very kindly, Kimberly

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