Cherry’s Rainbow Retro Circle Blanket

Ta-daaam! It is done πŸ™‚

the blankie

Isn’t it wonderful? It took longer time for me to join the squares than expected, and there is one very simple reason for it: My book arrived by post last week. And even tough I promised myself that I won’t open it until I’m done with the blanket, because I knew I am not going to able to put it down again once I start it, I couldn’t help it, and gave it a sneek peek… I basically closed the book again 800 pages later… damn, I am weak πŸ™‚ Or is it just an excellent book? πŸ™‚ Anyway, it is a shame you cannot read while you are crocheting, so my finishing of the blanket slowed down a bit.

book

 

But now I am finished with the book, and finished with the blanket πŸ™‚

rolled up

Cherry was very happy to see that her blanket was finally done, she has been waiting for it so patiently. Also, I say it was a very good timing, because the blanket was done yesterday, the very same day when the first dots of the chicken pox appeared on Cherry’s little body… A little bit of consolation for her missing out the mascarade in the kindergarden today…

rocking chair

I showed off the blankie to my Mum via Skype, and she said it is beautiful, and she ordered a throw for their double bed right away πŸ™‚ Well, first I would like to make a similar blanket for Paddington’s room, but after that I’m gonna start my parents’. I think it’s gonna be a nice Christmas present πŸ˜€

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Cherry’s Blanket Almost Done…

I really had fun crocheting the 70 retro circle squares for Cherry’s blanket. But as I was approaching the end of the process, I became more and more impatient. Wanted to get all the squares done and start the joining. Actually I had high hopes of finishing last week, but then came the flue… You would think that being sick enables you to sit comfyly in your bed and do your little crocheting, but no. I was not even able to open my eyes or lift my hands, and to be honest crocheting was the last thing in my mind, both my kids and my husband also being sick… My Mum naturally gave me the good advice via Skype that we should drink a lot of warm tea and eat a lot of soup, but she never told me who was supposed to prepare those healing liquids for us… πŸ™‚

Anyway, looks like we will survive, and finally I can proudly announce that the 70 squares are all done! πŸ™‚ Ok, 71 squares are done, because I cannot count properly πŸ™‚

grannies

Since I was using a lot of colours at Cherry’s request, I decided to join them in a way that each colour forms diagonal lines across the blanket. Here is my lovely sketch πŸ™‚

sketch

 

It was very satisfying to be able to lay the squares out in the pattern and get an idea about the finished project πŸ™‚ Cherry was also very glad, because she has been talking about this blanket since the day I started it, and sometimes mentiones that she doesn’t have anything to cover herself with in her bed (which, by the way, she does have…) until I’m done. That is what I call a motivation πŸ™‚

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Personally I think the suares are very pretty, cannot wait to join them and see my daughter’s funny little face shining up as she snuggles up in her blankie. Until then, if you have any suggestions about the best joining method, please do not hesitate to let me know about it!

squares