Sunday, 16 September 2012

Finally the Lullaby Blanket plus Bonus Alien

The Lullaby Blanket is finally finished and it's huge! According to my Ravelry project page this took 7 1/2 months to complete.  To be fair though I did fit in a number of other projects in the meantime.

Aside from needing a really good block I am thrilled with how the blanket came out. Unfortunately winter is well and truly over now but it's big enough that we'll be able to use it next year.

Here are some pictures
 The full blanket demonstrating how it needs a firm blocking.
 Up close.  This is an attempt to show the lettering but it's pretty hard to see.
 Here is Charlotte, not sure what to make of the whole thing!
Here is Charlotte again demonstrating the size of the finished blanket. When last measured she was 61cm long/tall to give a point of reference.

Would I make it again? Absolutely but it would have to be for a very special baby or a parent who would apreciate the work.

A bonus project this post is a toy made from the Craftsy Design your own Amigurumi Monster course:

I used one of the supplied patterns but I have an idea for a large project using the principles learned in the course.  All courses at Craftsy are currently reduced so if there is something you have been wanting to do then now is the time to sign up.  I can recommend all the courses I have taken (except the toe-up socks one - but that's my fault not the course's).