Gypsy Rose blanket …
11/02/2012 § 39 Comments
Wow – I’ve finished!
Gypsy Rose crochet blanket details:
Yarn: Julia – designed by Kristin Nicholas About 14 balls I reckon – all different colours. Wool, alpaca & mohair.
Purchased from : Webs, USA (beware the import duty that you pay when it arrives in UK)
Kristin’s blog Getting Stitched on the Farm is well worth a visit if you like farms & yarns, collies & sheep + all sorts of other really interesting stuff!
I had the yarn shipped over last Autumn and have gently created circles in squares over winter. The border is the simplest double-crochet – a different colour for each row. Then all around with the shell border and a splash of Fuschia. I love it – it kept my knees warm on a mammoth journey yesterday as we took it in turn to drive and doze (whilst not driving)! I don’t just love it –
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blanket!
It’s heavy, warm and vibrant – it make me feel happy and is a perfect size for lap, shoulders or over a chair.
I have loads of wool left – over 30 balls! Yippee – I can start another one now!!!!!
By the way, Cornwall is amazing today. I must finish some other projects this week so that I can make the most of this amazing light. Good thing I brought my little portable Elna machine, 2 bags of fabric and a tub of wool! Wouldn’t be a holiday without some designing & creating, now would it? The collies have just returned from their second walk along the beach, digging, chasing ball and paddling!
Flora is at home with the boys. This was the cottage that we stayed in when I found her – it brought it all back when I passed the gateway where I first saw her as a tiny chick.
Read about that BORDER and how I chose the colours Between the Lines
Enjoy that? See my latest blankets :
Carnival 2013 – the most colourful blanket in the world!
Ripple One 2012 – the joyful colours of Spring and early Summer.
Misty Morning 2012 -subtle shades reminiscent of mist in the valley
Strawberry Moon 2017 – soft crushed pinks with blues and greys hooked by the seaside in Cornwall
GYPSY ROSE TUTORIAL – here