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Thursday, 12 January 2012

finished blanket


Winter seems to be the time for getting the knitting needles out. I've finished the patchwork knitted blanket that I started in October, I think. It's been really overcast here for a few months and today was no better, so there wasn't a good light to take a photo, the colours havn't come out quite how they are in real life, which is more of a sage green and raspberry red.

It's nice and cuddly and I've decided not to put a backing on it for now because..... 1) am now using the backing for a cotton patchwork....and 2) havn't got a suitable  replacement, so will keep my eyes peeled out in charity shops for maybe a double duvet cover or similar.


Nice and handy next to me on the sofa, already for when the draughts are draughty!
It was a good blanket to knit as there was enough different patterns so I didn't get bored knitting the same
 pattern. The edging was a simple leaf pattern.
Keeping the knitting needles out as I'm going to be making some more rabbits!

16 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous....I love the colours.....and the border looks scrummy....well done you!

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  2. Simply stunning, as always, Penny!

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  3. Wow, its lovely. My Nan used to knit patchwork blankets for all the family when she was alive but I never got one as she used to do them for the ones who were adults once they moved into their own homes and she died before I did. I think they look really nice though and I love the way you decorated your one with your little houses xx

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  4. Beautiful work, red and green go so well together.

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  5. Well done Penny! that blanket is gorgeous & your bunnies are too! I can knit & purl but sooooo slowly that I have never completed a project! I have a scarf that I started at least 5yrs ago still to finish ha ha!

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  6. This really does look good and snuggly!

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  7. PS. My quirky village has finally found its perfect resting place in my house! I took it down from the lounge, because people kept kneeling on my new sofa to get a better look - it has now been unveiled in my newly painted kitchen - above the little table, where it looks fab and gets a lot of interest, and I don't shout at people for looking at it....! :) I will send you photos when I take some good ones.

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  8. I love the colour combination, it looks so snuggly!

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  9. OH, I love this! The colors are just perfect together. How big is it?

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  10. Thanks for all your lovely comments, in answer to Reenie's question it's approx 54"x41" just the right size for me!

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  11. Ooh, your blanket is stunning. Love the colours you chose and that leaf pattern border is beautiful.

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  12. it is beautifulthe colors are so nice

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  13. AAAhhhhhggggghhh I've been itching to start a knitting project inbetween sewing and this is perfect. Well done you this looks fantastic. Personally, yes, I would back it and hide the 'wrong' side. It really looks gorgeous...now I'm off to look what stash of wool I can us up :o)

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  14. How did I miss this? It's beautiful. Oh so snuggly.

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  15. Oh wow, this is beautiful!!! I could just sit here and stare at it for a long while!

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  16. i wish i was clever like you its gorgeous.

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