Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding present

Hooray another finished project to share. With just 2 weeks till my SIL gets married, Im glad to have this blanket done on time! Started way back in March, admittedly it hasnt taken me all that time, as we all know how quickly I get distracted by other projects. But its still taken a whole lot of work. 8 different colours, over 160 squares in 6 different sizes with over 400 colour changes, so that means I must have darned in more than 800 ends.. my fingers ache just thinking about it!!

Ive kept notes of my work over on Ravelry.
So here are some pictures of the finished result.




Measuring in at 1.45 x 1.25m it should make a nice throw for the couch and a blanket to snuggle under while reading a good book! I really hope they like it!

I will share with you all soon the flowergirl dresses that Ive been working on with my other SIL, they are so close to being done too!

xx Em

11 comments:

Bec said...

I know I've said it before, but - I LOVE the colours, lol!! The border turned out great too - sure the happy couple will love it!

Evelyn said...

it's beautiful Em, you've done a great job! I love the colours you used :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Emma, that's a realy beautiful blankie you've made, congratulations. I'm sure the happy couple will love it. Marijke dJ

Paul and Tracy Vander Heide said...

What a beautiful blanket!!I know I would be uber excited to recieve something so beautiful..Also I love the colours.

Anonymous said...

WOW Emma!! That is absolutely beautiful!! They'll love it.... Denise

Emma said...

Aww thanks for all the lovely comments, gives me confidence that M&A will like it, and if they dont, I now know there's plenty more homes for it to go! ;) lol!

Renae said...

Emma, what a lovely idea for a wedding gift. Im sure they will treasure it, its beautiful!! Puts a whole new spin on the more traditional crocheted blankets. 400 colours hey??

See you soon

Emma said...

Getting very excited to be seeing you soon too Renae! Safe travels :)
lol, just 8 colours! but each square had at least 2 colours, some up to 6.. so that meant a lot colour changing, and darning!

The Scheper's said...

That is a gorgeous blanket!!! Would love to own one just like it! :)

The Vanleeuwen's said...

Think the blanket is just beautiful! Jealous of the happy couple who get to own it, especially with al the timeand care it took:) ang.

Emma said...

Thankyou! Well they must love it as Ive heard that it has taken up residency in their loungeroom on the couch! :)