Blanket love

I’ve been away from this blog for quite a while, but with very good reason, I had to have my second hip replaced, which means that at 43 I’m now fully bionic!

The one good thing about being forced to stay indoors is that I found I had lots and lots of time to crochet. To be honest it saved my sanity, after all there is only so much daytime TV that a person can take. I am now officially a Countdown genius and as for Pointless, I think I can name every tiny country in the world that nobody else would ever think of! I even found myself watching the adverts for mobility scooters and stairlifts while all the time fretting over the “poor faithful donkeys who just need a friend!!! (Apologies to my non UK readers who won’t have a clue what I’m talking about, but I’m sure anyone in the UK will sympathise!) Anyway I digress, back to the crochet that I did while recuperating.

These are the first two blankets I have to show you. 

The one on the right is a motif I found online, but the one on the left is my own design, which I plan to share with you at a later date.

This is the one I designed, not a great photo I’m afraid, I was still using crutches when I took it and have you ever tried doing anything other than walking while you are using crutches! 

This is the only reasonable photo I took of the other one before it went off to its new home, as an 18th birthday gift for a lovely friend of mine. 

After making these blankets with their muted colours I needed more vibrant colours for my next project, and I ended up using very vibrant colours!!!

I love this blanket, it reminds me of summer evenings at the local fair, with all the noise and coloured lights and decorations on the rides, and it really satisfied my need for colour. Until I made this blanket I’d never really liked that gold colour, it’d sat on my shelf gathering dust for ages, but when I put it with the other colours I found that I fell in love with it. It really brings out the vibrancy of the blue edging. One of my friends saw it when she visited and loved it, so it found a new home even before I’d finished it.

And finally here is the last blanket I have to share today.

My Nan wanted a blanket with all the colours of autumn leaves, so this is the blanket I made for her. I used the blanket design from Attic24 for this one and I love the way the colours look together. My Nan loved it too and that’s the most important thing.

Enough sharing for today, hope you like the blankets I’ve shared and I’ll be back soon with another post with more colourful crochet.