Benny’s blanket is finished 🙂 I’m so pleased with it and, more importantly, so is he 🙂 I completed the 24 smaller squares of 10 rounds each and then came my least favourite part…sewing in the ends! Here’s the pile of them (saved for stuffing of course).
Next came the best bit, crocheting it all together. I crocheted each square together using a double crochet stitch to create a raised seam on the right side. To do this you just place the pieces wrong sides together, line up the stitches and crochet through 2 stitches at once…simples 🙂
Finally I added a single round of white to finish it off and one small and very happy boy 🙂
Other news 🙂 Jack wants a blanket too (of course) so I have made a start on that already. He decided his colour scheme should be purple and blue with a hint of green. We have gathered all the wools and this will be the subject of my next blog post.
It’s been a busy week for me. Lots of ‘real’ work as well as lots of time spent on my new website, listing items and making plans 🙂 Very exciting for me 🙂 Today I thought I would update you on the progress with Benny’s blanket as plans for this have changed! You will see that this happens alot as I love to let projects like this just evolve in their own way. So far I have completed the 6 large blocks of 20 rounds each.
Originally I had planned to mix these with a whole series of smaller blocks but when I laid them out together they looked just right and so I have decided to add a border of smaller blocks. Each of these will be 10 rounds and I have stuck to the same design for each but different colour combinations.
What do you think? I am so very happy with it and Benny can’t wait for it to be finished. It is supposed to be for his bed but he wants it for his ‘tv blanket’ as well so I can see it is going to be well used and, I hope, well loved. I already have plans for Jack’s blanket and have decided to let him choose his colours and perhaps help to make it as well 🙂
I shall finish by updating you on the seeds we have been planting. The sunflowers have been repotted and are hardening off outside now. After last year when the slugs got ALL of them, we are going to wait until they are nice and big before planting them in their final position.
We now have 4 strawberry plants and our little cuckoo is doing well. Still no idea what he may be 🙂
Finally, we have planted peas, beans and sweetpeas indoors this week, all of which have started to germinate. Its just beautiful to see the joy and amazement on the boy’s faces, I love them so very much.