April 04, 2009
Done, wrapped and in the mail!
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).
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:
Pre: covers an "average sized" man
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!
Ravelry project page
Posted by GURO at 4:57 pm