Today is the 192nd day of the year, which means that there should be 192 squares in my One A Day blanket, and there are. It now measures twelve squares by sixteen squares and has reached a size with which I'm happy.
I now need to put a border on it, but that can wait until I get back from my holidays, I'm not going to start it before I go. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to border it with, just something simple I think.
It's so squishy and soft that I'm going to enjoy using it when the cooler weather arrives, it should keep me nice and warm.
It's been a relaxing project to work on, crocheting just one square each day. I've joined the squares and sewn the ends in as I've gone along, so there's no making up to do at the end, my worst bit of any project.
I'll be back with more photo's when it's totally finished.
Its beautiful Jo and looks so inviting...ReplyDelete
Have a great holiday!
Thank you. It's so soft, I think we'll be fighting over who's going to use it.Delete
It's lovely Jo and a great idea of sewing together as you go along and tying in the ends, a job I hate with a passion! I know its lovely and warm now but those autumn days are just waiting around the corner.ReplyDelete
The squares were crocheted together as I went along, a method I haven't used before, but it does save so much time. We're past the longest day now so it's all downhill from here.Delete
What an amazing and colourful achievement!ReplyDelete
It will be a joy to snuggle under when the weather cools.
It's certainly colourful, some of the colours really pop. It's definitely a winter blanket, it's so warm.Delete
It looks lovely and I think the one-a-day project is a great idea. I really should give it a try. I recognize some of those colors, I'm thinking you used Stylecraft for this?ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I did use Stylecraft, such a great yarn. I'm quite surprised actually how soft it is for an acrylic yarn, and it's only really squeaky if it's exceptionally warm.Delete
I'm very impressed, Jo. And, very pleased to read that you've been sewing together as you've been going along - What a pain in the backside that would have been! 192 Squares to sew together - Phew! Unimaginable to me.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your holiday.
I don't sew if I don't have to, so I crocheted the squares together as I went along. It's saved such a lot of work at the end. We go away next week, I can't wait.Delete
It's beautiful Jo. The colours all work together really well. Have a wonderful holiday!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I had this yarn bought as a Christmas present so I didn't choose it myself, but I'm pleased with how the colours work together. There's some colours which really pop and stand out.Delete
A simple dark border of navy or maroon would be classy. It looks lovely and you may be the only person who is wanting the winter to come!ReplyDelete
I think it really needs a simple border, nothing too flashy, though I haven't even thought about colours yet. I'll pass on the winter weather for a while yet though, summer's only just arrived and I'd like it to hang around, at least for my holiday.Delete
It's gorgeous, love the colours. It'll be lovely to snuggle under in the autumn :) xxReplyDelete
It's such a snuggly blanket that I'm sure it will be well used in winter. I'm really pleased with the yarn, it's not expensive yet it's so soft.Delete
It's looking great.ReplyDelete
Love from Mum
Thank you. I'm pleased with how it's turned out, and I think a border will just finish it off.Delete
Hi Jo - I love your blanket and I love the idea of doing a square a day! Very inspiring! :-) xReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. It's been a nice project completing one square each day and seeing it all come together gradually, I may undertake another project such as this.Delete
The blanket looks lovely. You have inspired me to make one similar as a picnic blanket for my daughter and grandaughter. I have undertaken to knit one innocent drinks 'big knit' hat a day this year - it is such a good idea, one hat or one square only takes a few minutes - I often do mine over breakfast!! Enjoy your holiday. Are you now going to make a christmas blanket using the 'one a day' method??ReplyDelete
It would work out lovely as a picnic blanket, I'm sure your daughter and grandaughter would love it. I keep saying that I'll knit some hats for Innocent, but I haven't got round to it yet, perhaps this year. A Christmas blanket would be a great idea, but I've already got a ripple blanket on the go for Daniel and I've got Eleanor nagging that she wants one too so I think I've got my work cut out at the moment.Delete
its so square and need your tension must be amazing :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment. Tension isn't something I think about really, I'm very lucky that it turns out so well.Delete
It looks lovely Jo, and something simple for the border would certainly compliment it. When do you head off for Cornwall?ReplyDelete
Thank you. I'm looking forward to getting cracking on the border, but it will have to wait until after the holidays now. Just one more week now until we go to Cornwall.Delete
This is such a good idea for a project - one square a day, darning in the ends as you go, nice and simple. And the blanket is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of border you make. xReplyDelete
It's been a really simple project, one which most people could manage. A blanket can be a big undertaking, but one square each day is manageable, and it makes it quite relaxing to do.Delete
Jo I think it's lovely!!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see it with the edges on it!!
I think the border will change the look of it, hopefully just finishing it off.Delete
It's lovely :D It reminds me of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant!ReplyDelete
It is rather like Elmer. It's certainly got plenty of colour.Delete
Looking good, these type of blankets with the solid squares always remind me of Elmer the elephant.ReplyDelete
It's very colourful. I'm looking forward to getting the border on it now.Delete