Oh me, oh my, what an epic project this turned out to be.
Late winter of 2014 my parents made the final decision that Bendigo was to be their next ‘home town’. With that came a whole lot of craziness associated with selling the family home & moving 3 hours ‘up the road’.
In my down time (which wasn’t a lot seeing as this took me 6 months to complete) I decided to relax by crocheting a blanket for my Dad.
The blanket is completely made from Bendigo Woollen Mills ‘Luxury’ 10 ply yarn. I chose the yarn as I wanted Dad’s blanket to be as local to the area they were moving to as possible. Plus, I love everything the Bendigo Woollen Mills produces. I am particularly excited about their latest release and the colours. I need to keep reminding myself I have an epic stash of wool that is earmarked for a myriad of projects, so I don’t need it. Then my evil twin mentions the fact that ‘really, what is one more ball of wool when it’s so pretty’….argh, the dilemma haha.
Ok, so back to this blanket. It ended up being pretty big but I love it. I used this CrochetHooksYou tutorial and just adjusted it to the width I wanted then just decided to do 15 rows of each of the 7 colours I had. To finish it off I just did a single crochet border & I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Hopefully this blanket will keep my Dad’s skinny little legs warm this coming Bendigo winter & for many more winters.
MacroBoy & I are heading up to Bendigo tomorrow so I will finally get to give the final product to Dad. Hope he likes it!
I’m already on to my next project, I spotted this blanket on Pinterest by Rescued Paw Designs & at the start of the year I snapped up some super cheap wool on clearance at Spotlight in pretty much the same colours, so I am already making good progress on a blanket for MacroBoy.
I am sure to be back in a couple of weeks with an update of sorts. Until then, happy crafting!