April 04, 2009

Done, wrapped and in the mail!

Blanket for Frøya - squishy

7,5 balls of Rauma 2-tråds Gammelserie in gray, and some leftovers in red and pinks makes a practical, whimsical and very cozy blanket for a little girl to enjoy for many years to come I hope. It's a christening gift for a little girl, made in a week (there was some pressure to get it done in time and a sore wrist in the end).

Blanket for Frøya

I'm so happy with how it all came togheter in the end. The felting turned the slightly twine like yarn into the softest, squishiest thing. It's also now very much washable, I don't think it will felt much more on a normal wool cycle. And it's larger than a baby blanket, so it can be used for many years to come.

Pre- and post-felting images:

Blanket-wip, guy and girl for scale. Pre-felting
Pre: covers an "average sized" man

Blanket for Frøya
Post: covers a 6 year old girl

About a month ago I was crocheting red flowers just for the heck of it. I had no intention to use them for anything. Then P "ordered me" to make a blanket for his best friends baby. I started playing around with a hook and left over yarn from my Oleana hat (Ravelry link). I frogged a scarf in progress to get more yarn (it was never going to get finished anyway, bought 5 more balls of gray, rummaged through the stash for some girly coloured oddballs to spice it all up colourwise. And hey presto: blanket!

Blanket for Frøya -bright pink flowerBlanket for Frøya - pink flowerBlanket for Frøya - red flower
Ravelry project page

8 comments:

mari said...

love it! herlig teppe.

Bonnie said...

That is the most wonderful blanket. I love the bright flowers against the gray, and the contrasting border is perfect. And it looks so cozy and warm!

Guro said...

Nydelig teppe!
Det grå gjør seg bra, da tipper ikke teppet over i altfor søtt. Koselig ble det.

Batty said...

What a lovely blanket! The flowers make it extra special.

thorvalda said...

Very cute! Nice color-combo, grey and red.

Siena said...

Nydelig og originalt teppe! Utrolig at du har laget det på bare en uke...

Bezzie said...

Beautiful! Great juxtaposition of grey and bright reds/pinks!

Theresa said...

SO CUTE!! I think you should write this up as a pattern. :-)