I joined a CAL in January, calling for a blanket to be made over the space of twelve months. The brief was mainly that, but also that your 'moods' should be reflected in the colours of the blanket. Well, I mulled over this part of the CAL for a while, and decided that my blanket would eventually be many squares of 'upbeat mood' colours and only a few in 'downbeat mood' colours. So I decided to simply make up the squares in my very favourite colours, in random order and about five to seven squares a month. And so my Blissful Mood Blanket came to life!
Yarn: Double Knit
Joining method: During the early stages of the Mood Blanket CAL, I met another wonderful blogger from Zooty Owl Cards ...... . I was so thrilled to discover that she was a fellow country-lady .. she lives in South Africa too, and in the same city! I spotted a joining method she had used and asked her to share her secret! Here is the link for this very easy and attractive joining method.
Border: Another blog that I have followed forever is The Patchwork Heart, and I first saw this border on one of Heather's fabulous blankets. Here is a useful link that explains how to do the border. I used this pattern but with four dc groups (you can see the groups clearly in the pictures). This fitted in better with the spacing I used that would accommodate the number of stitches on each side of the blanket. The finished size : 60" x 94" / 150cm x 240cm.
And so now it is finished, ready for a little wash and then to be packed away till winter comes round again. It was fun, very satisfying and immensely enjoyable to work on a project for twelve months. Stressful .. No; Blissful .. Yes!
I have already started sorting through patterns of beautiful squares for my 2015 blanket!
Have an amazing weekend
Cheers Pat xxxxxxxxxx