Saturday, October 11, 2014

I Made a Thing!

 
A Finished Thing! A Woven-in Ends Thing!

A Thing crafted over a kazillion kid swimming and music lessons and half hour work breaks. Lots of slivers of crafty therapy slotted into long days. (But only two instances of red traffic light craft with kids screeching GREEN! GO! at relevant sort of moments).

Way back, the original intent was for some out-of-character, understated, blankety loveliness. Elegant, textural, minimalist. EXACTLY LIKE KYLIE’S! (Love your blanket, K). 
See that yellow border there? Pure colour therapy. I couldn’t look at another ball of charcoal grey.



















Today I came to terms with the fact that I will never be understated or elegant or textural or minimalist (sob). And nor will my blankets. I went out and chose yarn for the next blankety therapy thing.

Sixteen colours. YEE HAR!

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Vital Stats Bizzo: 1500mm x 1300mm, 56 squares of some pattern found in some book which I have placed somewhere verrrrry safe. (???). But I evolved the pattern umpteen times (after losing my book) and these were crocheted on the fly, and well, you know? Border also helpfully pulled out of thin air. Yarn: 8ply Totem and Cleckheaton Country. Toasty warm but a bit on the scratchy side. Which is why I forked out for cashmerino today and shall henceforth live on plain pasta on toast. Or something.

24 comments:

Cath @mybeardedpigeon said...

Not only did you make a thing you blogged about it. I am applauding. I love the blanket. love grellow.

Sarah said...

Beautiful work. I have a (growing) collection of lovely soft yarn waiting to be made into a blanket for me. It keeps getting sidetracked.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I want one now , too .
You always do colour so perfectly . I stand in awe .
And if you'd now give a lesson on surviving on plain pasta served on toast , I'd be forever in your debt ... instead of the bank's .

nikkishell said...

It's always a nice suprise to see a blog post from you pop up in my feed!
Love the blanket, great colour combo. Oh and cashmerino is so worth living on plain pasta on toast.

bec said...

Oh bugger, a bit scratchy? You'd better send it over to me then, I love scratchy blankets! haha. It looks awesome, that yellow is perfect, and yay for a blog post! Good stuff!

maree said...

Wonderful Blanket! The yellow border makes it perfect! Without it, it would have been dull ;-)

Pssst: I'm quite sure this is the Willow Square out of the 200 Crochet Blocks Book by Jan Eaton ;-)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

you blogged. that is a thing of awesome and grand all by itself.

you also sewed in ends. that's EPIC.

and it's grey and yellow, which is also awesome and grand and epic and awfy nice.

only using 2 colour is minimalist. isn't it?

Jodie said...

You know I am never going to be all minimalist and natural and elegant slatey linen myself. In my mind I am that kind of person but in real life - more of a dog's breakfast.
You on the other hand are totally all that plus a free set of steak knives .
I was so excited when you popped into my readyfeeder thingo

Jodie said...

oh and the blanket is gorgeous.
Perhaps, you know, if you decided you might like to blog again in the near future, you could show us the colours for the new one???

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

Love Love Love and and all that our dinner companions said. xx xx xx xx xx

flowerpress said...

Now look you've got us all excited with that blanket and blog post!

I agree with Jodie, we'll need to see the colours for the next one, just so's we know you're coming back ;-)

**Anne** said...

Just beautiful.
Anne xx

treewytch said...

I yearn to be as natural and elegant and altogether awesome as you are! Thanks for putting a smile in my day and not-so-much thanks for making me want to start making a blanket when I already have way too many started-but-not-finished yarny things

Copper Patch said...

Well considering you can now buy a loaf of (super healthy, full of gluten and probably sawdust) 85 cent bread at Woolies and some Dinosaur pasta for $1 at Coles, your dinners will be gourmet!!!

Stunning blanket, now show us the makings of the next one pleeeeaaaassseeee.

Great to see you back in bogland.
Abbe

silverpebble said...

OH MY GOD IT'S YOU. YOU'RE IN MY SIDEBAR. Actually it smarts a bit - shift over would you? That's better.

Bloody stunning blanket woman. Truly.

Please may I send you an email about a thing? Jod knows what it is

xxxxx

Dianne said...

Hello again! It's been a while! Love the blanket, you nailed the perfect shade of grey. Makes me think I need to learn how to crochet...( but that would be another new craft, hmm, think we already had that conversation a while back!)

mel @ loved handmade said...

how nice it is to see you pop up in my feed!! I love this blanket very much. I hope alls great with you and your gang x

Fer said...

Truly awe inspiring! I bow down to your colour and pattern choice. Woohoo!

Tas said...

Pah. Minimalist is over-rated.

We all need multi-colour in our lives. Like, say, about 16 of them ;)

Tas said...

And I think, in those comments, that I mashed the English language to a pulp.

Perhaps good usage of the English language is over-rated too.



cityhippyfarmgirl said...

Ohh how did I miss this post?! Hello :-)
Love your blanketty goodness lady.

Tammy said...

It's stunning Tania! I hear you with the couldn't look at another ball of the same shade, I look forward to seeing your 16 new colours.

Gemma said...

So beautiful! I'm a new visitor to your lovely blog, but I will be sure to stop by again soon!x

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