Monday, 7 April 2014

a comfort blanket with a difference

While I haven't been feeling great recently I've been doing some comfort knitting - well, technically comfort crochet I suppose!  A couple of months back I splurged on some yarn I had been seriously lusting after, and made it into a blanket.  Fab for wrapping yourself up in, whether you're contentedly playing monopoly with the kids on a chilly weekend, or hiding from the world on a bad day.  

Unfortunately, everyone else likes it too.

I know that sounds like a good thing, and it definitely is a bit of an ego boost, but it turns out I'm a greedy non sharer as far as comfort blankets go.  I can always invoke the 'that's my blanket, hand it over right now' rule of mum, but sometimes I just can't deal with the puppy dog eyes I get as they do as I've asked, so ...

I decided it was time to make another.  Same yarn, different shade - take a look ...

Pretty, dontcha think?

I ummed and ahhed for a bit over the pattern, but decided to stuck with the one I used last time.  The colour changes are slow so you get a few of squares of each shade as it graduates to the next.

It isn't finished - to be honest I haven't even got to the halfway mark yet, but I find the repetition soothing so I'm confident I'll get there.  I like that it's something tangible that I've made, something that grows bigger the more time I spend on it.  

There's more of the technical info on the pattern and how it's coming together over at Ravelry, if you're that way inclined - I'm easy to find (abstractLucas) so add me as a friend if you're on there  - I'd love to see what you've made.

This blanket is comforting to make, and it'll be comforting to snuggle under once it's finished, and that's what I call a win win.

So that's the story so far, for this blanket at least - watch this space!

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