January 8th, 2013
Quite a while ago Varun’s Grandmother kindly gave me a whole load of left over wool and old knitting and crochet patterns as they were looking to move house and down size. I have a fairly good collection going on now which I am quietly happy about. Everything is getting stored in the spare room which we use as half computer study for Varun and half sewing table and craft room for me. I’ve got a chest of three drawers which I have re-organised and three small drawers in my sewing desk for odd bits and bobs. I will be posting soon about my reorganising tips and how to repurpose old items to help with storage. I was rooting through all the patterns from Varun’s Grandmother and came across a fairly simple baby blanket. It had rows of cable along it to create the pattern and I needed a bit of practice with my cable needles so decided to give it a go.
I used Sirdir snuggly double knit wool in white and it used just over 5 100gram balls so cost me around £20. I did buy the wool at HobbyCraft though which is fairly expensive as I wanted to get started straight away. I could of cut the costs a bit by shopping around and buying the wool on eBay. I picked it up and added a few rows now and then so took me around a month to complete. It came with me to Vegas and I finished it off on the plane home. I got a bit confused by the edging given to me in the Sirdar pattern so I created a leaf effect one myself which I had seen somewhere a long time ago. I think it actually completes the blanket quite well.
What do you think?