Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Granny Stripe Ta-Daa!!

I have to admit that I finished this just after my last post but only just getting around to posting about it. I absolutely loved every single bit of making this blanket and am so pleased with how it has turned out. Much much better than I imagined or expected. It took less than two months to do in total and was made with total bargain acrylic in gorgeous colours. This acrylic is called Stylecraft Special and is the softest acrylic I have ever worked with. You know how with some cheap acrylics you can get a squeekyness with it? Not so with this. It is super soft and lovely to work with.

So without further ado, here is Granny Stripe:

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Lovely folded beauty!!

Do you like it??? I love it! I keep going up and stroking it! And what will happen to all the spare balls??

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Well, that's for another post ;-)

ETA: Linda - You have left me no way to get hold of you. I would be glad to help you out if you leave me your email. The pattern can be found in Jan Eaton's book 200 squares or you can also find it on Attic24's blog

47 comments:

Berit said...

Congrats on this big finish! :)

Lucy said...

OMG...I love that!!!! What a great way to use up scraps too!

Melissa said...

It turned out beautiful. :) Love the colors. :) I am hoping to make another one after I finish this scrappy one.

Lesleyanne said...

Your blanket is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on your finish.

Margaret said...

Hazel, it's just amazing! I love it! I love how you finished the edges too. So colorful and fun! Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do with the spare colors. :D

Jane said...

Hazel you must be thrilled with the finish, no wonder you keep stroking it, the colours are so pretty. I have come to a halt on mine, I'm using the same yarn as you Stylecraft Special in DK but the shop has so limited supplies that they keep running out of the colours I've picked!
Intrigued to find out what you will do with the spare yarn?
xxx

Cole said...

Yay!!! It looks so great Hazel, you must be over the moon!! I'm happy dancing over here with you!! I just have one more round on the border for mine and cannot wait to finish it off :) And I think I can see another one in my future too. Can't wait to see your scrappy project!

Shari said...

simply stunning!!!

Maggie said...

Congratulations on your blanket finish Hazel, it's beautiful!

valerie said...

Love it! Hazel, it turned out gorgeous! What a fantastic blanket! I can't wait to see what you go with the extra yarn...I see granny squares in your future! lol

Sandra said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Makes me want to rush out and buy some wool (and learn to crochet of course lol)

Christine said...

That is completely gorgeous, congratulations!

Tracy said...

Love it!! I want one. What are you going to do with the leftover thread?

Brigitte said...

Oh Hazel, so beautiful. Your used some great colours which made the blanket so joyful.

Deborah said...

Your blanket turned out beautifully! Love the colors and the edging is great.

Rachael said...

Well done, it's lovely!!

Mylene said...

Simply beautiful, hazel!!

Robin said...

Great job! It must have been fun to work with all the colors.

Linda said...

What a beautiful blanket. I was wondering what pattern you used. I am fairly new to crocheting and I would love to do that blanket. Again it is really a beautiful and very colorful blanket.

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful blanket. It is gorgeous. I was wondering if
you could tell me the pattern you used. I am fairly new to crocheting and I would love to make one of these blankets. The colors are so pretty also. If you could e-mail me the info it would be greatly appreciated. Again it is beautiful and your blog is also.
This is my first time to see your blog and you have done a wonderful job on it.

Carol said...

What a beauty, Hazel--congratulations on such a wonderful finish :)

Christine said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Congrats!

Sally said...

Wow I love it Hazel! Just gorgeous:)

Julie said...

Super-de-duper!!!

A gorgeous finish Hazel, it looks so snuggly and cosy.

This hookey thing is so addictive, i have to do at bit every day or get the withdrawals LOL

anneke said...

wow, it's big! that must have been a lot of crocheting, hours and hours. but the result is lovely. enjoy!

Lisa said...

my goodness that turned out beautifully Hazel, love the bright colours. I'd sure love that wrapped around me the now since I've another dreaded cold
Can't wait to see what you create with the leftover balls

Jackie said...

The afghan came out beautifully! I love the border and the edging.

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http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jewlbal3/daisy-flower-crochet-charity-square-2

Ruth Marie said...

OOh your blanket is looking luverly!!! Really very pretty and pastelly x :)

Petit Filoux said...

Wow that is a whole lot of stripes!! It looks amazing!!!!!!!

Tina said...

Absolutely lovely Hazel,finished just in time as the weather has gone very wintery

Tina xx

staci said...

Congratulations! Your blanket turned out beautifully...you should be very pleased indeed!!! It didn't take you long at all to finish it!

Julia said...

Hello Hazel
Thank you very much for sharing a link to your beautiful blog - it is a wonderful discovery this evening! Your blanket is dreamy, the colours are so pretty together and its amazing you have completed it in such a short time!!
I will add myself to your followers list and visit again very soon.

Sending love
Julia x x x

Blu said...

Pretty! Pretty! Pretty!
Congrats on a lovely (and big) finish!

Sue said...

Hazel, this is beautiful. No wonder you can't stop stroking it. I must make me one of these :o)

Sue x

Carolyn NC said...

What a super duper finish - it's just beautiful! Congratulations!

Lyndsey said...

Beautiful granny stripe! I just taught myself how to crochet but a colourful granny stripe like this is on my list of projects to attempt soon. Can I ask how many colours you used?

Cheers,
Lyndsey

andamento said...

Wow! It's really lovely, such pretty colours. Perfect for this time of year heading into Autumn & Winter. I can't believe it only took you 2 months. I'm still trying to finish my blanket which I started back in May...

Jody said...

Wow, lovely stripes!

~Niki~ said...

i have a new linky blog you can link up your handmades if you wish:
http://linkhandmade.blogspot.com/

sylviesgarden said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the colours especially on the edging.
x

Raggedy Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I wish I had picked the same soft colors as you did...I have slowed down quite a bit with mine..not moving as fast as you!
(I knew that would happen..that happens with all my projects!) :)

Great job Hazel!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I love the pastel colors in your stunning granny stripe! I haven't tried a granny stripe yet...but just finished my 3rd granny square throw.

Corina said...

Beautiful!

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful and cosy cover! Wonderful!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

Paula said...

Wow, that's gorgeous and I like the colours you chose.

famfa said...

I have just HAPPENED upon your blog and found your lovely lovely granny blanket - it is beautiful. Well done.