Did someone say March? That means it’s pretty much spring and the cosiness of my nearly finished WIP will soon no longer be required! (Is it wrong to hope for a short cold spell so my blanket gets some use?) However, after 2 and a bit months we are nearly there. The Bluebird’s Granny CAL blanket is at the joining stages, here it is all laid out ready.
I don’t think the darker stripes stand out too badly and I have enough of each colour left for the borders. I haven’t even read that far ahead yet, but I do know that each round will take approximately 1 and a half hours, based on the time taken to do the stripes (almost 24 feet of crochet is no laughing matter!)
I am really pleased that I worked the double crochet edging rows as I finished each strip so that they are all ready to join, and that I sewed in the ends on each strip as I went along. I’ve started joining already, but not enough to make it photo worthy!
Before I got to the joining stage I had to make the granny stripes along part 5 and it is possibly the most complicated thing I’ve done. I had 36 bobbins of yarn paperclipped to my project and spent most of the time being paranoid about tangles (luckily my fears were unfounded). It was slow progress but the finished piece looked quite smart, it’s amazing what you can do with the humble granny stitch!
This blanket is all I’ve worked on this week as I’m heading for the finish line!
What have you been working on this week? Are any of your projects almost finished? I’d love to hear!