Friday, September 02, 2011

DD's Happy Blanket

My darling daughter is leaving home to start her University course in October. I wanted to give her a present that she could wrap herself in and feel my love for her even when we are miles apart so I made her a blanket :)

This project was inspired by Lucy at Attic 24 and I used the same yarn which I got from Masons a great acrylic yarn which is making me rethink my acrylic aversion - well for some things :) This is ideal for a machine washable and tumble dryer safe blanket at a budget price and that's just what DD needs. 68 stripes (4 repeats of all 17 colours) and just right for a single bed size. I pretty much followed Lucy's instructions to the letter and love the finished result. As I had some left overs I have started a cushion cover to go with the blanky :) These bright happy colours have been a joy to work with and remind me that the right yarn for the right project is always a joy (even when it is acrylic!). it took me 1 month and 4 days to finish this and I love, love, love it!

1 comment:

mrspao said...

What a lovely blanket. Your daughter is very lucky.