my extended absence explained…
well, i have the best news to share…
i have finished the crochet blankets for my cousin.
nothing feels better than getting to type that sentence!
i have been working on them since december, so you’re probably getting the gist of how fed up i was doing them.
so here, the finished products…
|my parent’s carpet looks like such a weird colour – that’s artificial lighting and an iPhone camera for you…|
the pattern is from craftsy and was quite clear to follow, the only bit i struggled with was the border, but i went to a crochet lesson at a little farm about 20 mins from my house (SO CUTE!) and the lady there explained it perfectly!
because of time constraints, i chose to omit most of the monkeys, personally i like it more with just one. i put them on opposite sides so my cousin knows which blanket belongs to which of her sons.
|here’s a close up of a monkey!|
they’re made of 77 individual hexagons, with a border all the way round. i was doing a whole hexagon, then moving on to the next one, but it wasn’t really very productive. i tried doing the middle of a few first, then doing the next row on all of them… so on and so forth. it felt much quicker doing it like this, but i might just have been deceiving myself!
i am so pleased that they’re finished, now i can move onto making my deer and doe dress, yay sureau!0