Ta Da! Knitted Blanket complete!

“Ta Da”

I have finally finished my knitted patchwork blanket. I started this back in February last year, with only two purposes: discover new knitting stitches and use up some of my left over wool. Sixteen squares and 10 metres of border later, I’ve done it.

I have discovered some stitches that I absolutely will be using again. My yarn stash is thinned, although by no means depleted. Maybe if I had known what I would eventually make with all my test squares, I might have put more thought into the combination of colours. Instead I’ve ambled along happily and achieved a random patchwork, which is fun. More fun than I could have designed.

I’m really pleased about how the corners of the blanket worked out. It is neat and lies flat. Doubly pleased as I didn’t spend hours researching how to do it. I just did it.

Where better to enjoy the first strawberries from Cheddar. While I started to plant out the kitchen garden (14 leeks, 18 brussel sprout and 28 cabbage plants today), the rest of the family headed off for a walk and stopped at our favourite strawberry place just outside Cheddar.

TF thought the finished blanket was a good place to top up on just a few more gorgeous strawberries. He has always been my strawberry boy.

So pleased to finish this blanket project. What next? Not sure. See where the wind blows me.

Linking this to Mousy Brown’s Stash busting, because if this doesn’t count as stash busting then I’m a monkey’s uncle …..and none of my nieces and nephews want that to be true. Do you?

….she has a great give-away as well.

12 thoughts on “Ta Da! Knitted Blanket complete!

  • Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:48 pm
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    WOW!! It’s beautiful!!

    • Monday 21 May, 2012 at 11:35 am
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      Oh, thank you Kim! It’s turned out cosy as well.

  • Monday 21 May, 2012 at 4:01 am
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    Great colors on the knitted quilt. Your daughter’s dress is marvelous, and I think I need to come over and get a slice of that custard currant pie. Looks delicious.

    • Monday 21 May, 2012 at 11:37 am
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      Give me some warning. That pie has long gone! I’ll need to bake you a fresh one. Best straight out of the oven. Yum!

  • Monday 21 May, 2012 at 7:26 pm
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    That sure looks like stash busting to me Cheryl! It’s wonderful – colourful,warm and cosy…its also been wonderful to follow the process all the way through…thank you so much for coming and joining in! 😀

    • Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 10:24 pm
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      It has dragged on! I’m glad you stuck with me! If I had known how long it would take, I’m sure I would have given up before I even started. Best in the dark then!

  • Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 2:34 pm
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    Yes, you did do it!! It’s just beautiful. I love that the colors weren’t particularly planned…

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Tuesday 22 May, 2012 at 10:26 pm
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      Sure as eggs are eggs, the sun is now shining and the temperature is high. No need for a blanket. Must have been waiting for me to finish. Never mind. There is always Autumn.

  • Tuesday 29 May, 2012 at 3:55 pm
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    oh it’s perfect!! i absolutely love it!!

    • Tuesday 29 May, 2012 at 8:31 pm
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      So long in the making! I’ll be putting this away for the Autumn now. As soon as I finished, the temperature climbed. Almost as if it was waiting for my blanket to be finished!! 😀

  • Tuesday 18 December, 2012 at 10:39 pm
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    lovely blog thank you . so glad I came across it. do you know the childrens book ‘shall i knit you a hat’ i think you would love it after looking at your blog. from http://green-glamour.blogspot.com 🙂

    • Monday 7 January, 2013 at 10:53 am
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      I’ll have to check out the book. Thanks.

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