Adventures in crochet

Recently I finished yet another blanket – this one a mash-up between Lucy’s Harmony blanket (which I made last year) and my own experiments in playing with colour.  It was a belated ‘new home’ gift for our god-daughter, who last year moved into supported housing with two friends – a major milestone and achievement in her life.  I chose colours I liked together, and then realised that it had to be a blanket for her – a young woman who has always enjoyed colours from this part of the spectrum.

The day we visited her parents and I left the blanket with them to pass on, they took us to the Isabella Plantation in nearby Richmond Park.  It was full to bursting of loud, vibrant colour.  There was nothing delicate about this.

And now I’ve set the blue/green blanket aside for a while, to play a bit more with my growing (but now shrinking) stash of leftover bits of colour.  A cot blanket is emerging.  Along the way I was inspired by Gillian’s blanket for Angus, and I learnt a new-to-me stitch (once again, thank you Lucy!).

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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6 Responses to Adventures in crochet

  1. Marian says:

    The blanket is gorgeous, Deborah — it makes me think of stained glass!


  2. Sam says:

    I love the finished blanket – much lovelier than the Isabella Plantation garishness! (But I’ve never been a fan of azaleas or rhododendrons…)


  3. Gillian Roe says:

    The blanket is beautiful and the dark grey joins are so reminiscent of a stained glass window. I’m sure it will be much enjoyed. I’m glad Angus’s blanket inspired you, that’s nice to hear. As ever, Lucy’s tutorials and patterns are just spot on.


    • Thank you Gillian. I enjoyed making it, and Rosie seems thrilled with it too.
      I love the way that blog inspirations ripple outwards – I know I don’t comment often enough, but I always love reading your blog, and I admire your eye for design and beauty.


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