The green fern blanket is finished!! It is all washed and ready to be delivered to the mum-to-be. I had planned to do the moss stitch border all the way around, but trying to pick up the stitches from the cast on edge was extremely difficult, and looked messy. I thought it over, and decided a nice crocheted edge would work nice, but it would have to be nice and wide, and quite ornate and lacy.
Normally I would have made the blanket square, but this one was a lot wider than I would normally do, and once I started I didn’t want to start over. I decided a rectangle would be nice. I think (or hope!) that the crochet edge suits the blanket.
The first row was trebles, the second was treble, chain, treble in every third stitch.
the third row was similar, treble, 3 ch picot, treble, in the chain space below.
I think it finishes the blanket nicely, do you?
Now I have started the next project, yet another bubbles shawl.
Yep, another one. I find them enjoyable, since you use 5.5mm needles, it is nice and lacy. Squeak was swaddled in her bubbles blanket for the first few months, and the pattern is good as it is based on garter stitch, looks good on both sides, and isn’t very complicated to remenber the pattern repeats. Using circular needles makes it a lot easier, I am getting to the stage where I use circulars of everything. I think I am up to about 6 completed bubbles blankets over the years.
There are 17 pattern repeats in the border, and I have completed 10. I could have this finished in a week or two. The border should only take a few days, but the edging can be time consuming. Squeak loves to grab it for a ‘test cuddle’. I think I will need to make something for her next.
I am eyeing off a small project for Squeak for easter, a Miffy! We love Miffy, Squeak calles her ‘mishy’.
I will have to buy more yarn as I don’t have the right colours, but I cannot resist making such a cute creature, and making a toddler very happy!
Have you started thinking about easter?
Lots of love,