Against all probability, I have a ta-daah post for you today! Admittedly these photos were hastily snapped while baby was sleeping, uploaded whilst feeding him and I am typing this with just my left hand (I am right handed!) while he is sat in my right arm. This may not be as wordy as usual!
I started this blanket back in May when I was staying with my mum, and visiting my Grandma. It’s made with the surplus from my Ripple blanket (finished post for this coming soon!) plus a few extra balls and then lots of the bluey outer colour.
The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino dk and all the information about it is listed in this post. I checked with the Debbie Bliss page on facebook and they have confirmed that the Cashmerino dk is NOT discontinued, however several of the shades that I used are discontinued. I worked this blanket on a 4mm hook and I used this method to make my squares. I blocked each square individually prior to joining them.
You may remember that I set myself a challenge to get this blanket all joined together before the baby was “allowed” to be born … that was back when I was convinced that he would be early! I certainly completed my challenge. I added the final round of granny cluster edging last week, and sewed in my final ends yesterday. Complete! I sort of consider that I finished the blanket before TTB was born, it was just one of those things with running out of yarn … I had 18 stitches left to make to “finish” it, but as I had to order a new ball of yarn it seemed daft not to add another round on.
This blanket was ostensibly for TTB’s bed (when he is old enough for a bed etc) but really it’s just for me, an excuse to make another lovely blanket. I will make him another one in a less posh yarn I think! It’s a very special blanket though because while I am going to sneakily keep it for myself, I started it with him in mind and worked on it through my pregnancy. I worked on it a little here and there, alongside other projects. It was quite transportable and I made a lot of squares when I was with my family in June. The rest of them I made during maternity leave (with my wrists in bandages!) while waiting for TTB to be born. To be honest I don’t really remember making a lot of the squares, it all gets a bit blurred by the waiting for baby feelings. Still, it’s done now and it feels really good to have finished it.
Now, here are lots of photos for you!