Monday, 27 September 2010

Flat Batteries

Handknitted 'Hap Blanket'
I know I've been a bit quiet - I've had a few days off from the beads in order to recharge my lampworking batteries.  They were pretty flat, you see.  I made beads on Friday and am just about to head down to the shed to make some more so I will be back later with photos.

My knitting needles have been click-clacking away recently and I've finished a couple of projects in the past few weeks. 

One of those projects was a fab Ysolda design - her 'Hap Blanket'.  It's getting quite chilly here in Cambridge so I decided we needed a smallish blanket for the sofa.
Handknitted 'Hap Blanket'

It's knitted in Rowan Pure Wool Aran in charcoal grey and sage green which matches our sofa and curtains nicely.  The yarn is so squishy and soft.  I unpinned the blanket from the blocking mat this morning and I expect it will be deployed during tonight's television viewing.

I'll be back later with beads .....


Kc said...

Hey, that looks very cosy. I'm a bit lost with the knitting terms, i.e. (blocking mat), colours are great and really go well together. (that's not bad coming from a bloke)

blue eyed night owl said...

That blanket is amazing!

Laura said...

Thank you both!

Kevin - you soak the finished knitted article and then pin it out onto a mat to stretch the knitting and open up the stitches. When it's dry it will hold its shape.

Laura :o)

Caroline B said...

Lovely colour combination - nothing nicer than a snuggly sofa-blankie! Aren't you good blocking it!!!

Jo said...

Lovely! I think that's another project to add to my Ravelry favourites!

Helga Hansen said...

Oh my, wow!! That is quite gorgeous, and you're bound to be kept snug and warm with your new blanket. I think I'll stick to my (easier) scarves!! :)