Blankets Galore!

I don’t know about you, but I think blankets are the best, especially your own personal blanket.
Laura Marano


This blanket has been a long time in the making.  I started it last summer for my friend’s son but put it aside so many times.  I’m in a “let’s get these WIPs done” mode so I’ve been tackling all the promised gifts and other projects I’ve left in hibernation.  I’m still having trouble with the border, I redid it twice already but I’m still not satisfied.  So I’m going to take it out today and redo it using a larger hook.  That should make it less tight.  But I’m claiming this project as done, Mummy’s pleased and I hope the young one (he’s not a baby anymore) is just as happy!   He’s a tall one so I made it extra long to accommodate him as he grows.  ❤

It’s amazing how finishing one project makes you want to cast on all the thingz!!!! 🙂   After finishing the blanket last week, I started cleaning up my yarn space.  I found a stash of Stylecraft DK yarn that I’d forgotten I had and my interest was also renewed in a project I’d saved for a later date.  I posted the found stash on Instagram and all the responders said “blanket”.  LOLOL!  So I hauled everything out yesterday and this stash of pretty will make two more blankets.


The balls of Knitpicks Brava Bulky in Red will make Lisa Gutierrez’s Willow blanket.  I have ten skeins of this yarn so I’m going to make some adjustments to the pattern to make it bigger.  This one shouldn’t take me that long to make; I can do it in a weekend.

source: Lisa Gutierrez (Ravelry)

The Stylecraft DK will make Hannah Owen’s “As You Go Along Stripey Blanket” influenced by Little Woolies original creation.   This blanket will be an ongoing project.  My goal is to finish it by winter 2016-17 (all things being well).

source: Hannah Owen (Ravelry)

The rest of the month will be spent finishing two hats I promised friends then it’ll be blanket time.  I know it’s crazy doing blankets in the height of summer but hey … crafters you know how it is … once the project calls, we have to answer!  😀

Hope you all are having the best Sunday and here’s to a wonderful week ahead!

17 thoughts on “Blankets Galore!

  1. Amina June 23, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    It is such a beautiful blanket! YAY to more blankets!!!! Knitting blanket is my happy space!!!!!

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks love! 🙂

      I’m excited to start the other ones in July! I know you’re a blanket crafting Queen, I’m gonna have to try and keep up with you. 😀

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      A blanket truly can. I’m really happy I finished it. 🙂

  2. rae June 15, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    your stripey blanket will look fabulous in those colors! i’m still working on my colorwork blanket so we are crazy summer blanket crafters together 🙂

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      That’s why you’re part of my #squad! We’re crafty insane together! LOLOL!

  3. HannahOwens June 14, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I’m so glad you’re doing the stripey blanket, I can’t wait to see your progress! The other blanket looks really neat too! 🙂

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      My goal is to start it in July and take my time with it. I’d like to get it done maybe by Thanksgiving weekend. Did you block yours?

      • HannahOwens June 29, 2016 / 10:54 am

        That’s awesome, should be plenty of time. And no I actually didn’t block mine — adding the border really helped even out my edges. For those who have extra wonky edges though I recommend it. 🙂

  4. IamDWJ June 13, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I love a blanket but man I’m over making them. I made so many!! Now I’m all about bulky yarn to make it go faster!

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      LOLOLOL! I feel you! That’s why I’d never do a fingering weight blanket. I’m tempted by all the sock yarn scrap blankets I’m seeing but man … anything under worsted weight for blanket making gives me heart palpitations. 😀

  5. Opal @Threadlover June 13, 2016 / 5:53 am

    There’s nothing wrong with working on a blanket when it’s warm outside. You’re a crafter, it’s perfectly normal. I have two blankets that I started knitting towards the end of last year. The past several months I’ve neglected them as I became used to my new craft… spinning!

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Glad you’re enjoying spinning! Maybe at some point, you’ll start working on those blankets again, 😀

  6. sam June 12, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Ooh there is nothing more comforting than a handmade blanket. My stepson is 24 and he has a handmade blanket on his bed from when he was a child. These are true keepsakes, and I am sure the beautiful one you made will be cherished. Now onto the next ones 🙂 those colors are fabulous! Xxx much love to you xxx

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      I owe my little cousin one … he’s going to be 16 on Friday. According to him, he’s going to take the one I make to college! He’s absolutely a handmade worthy person like your stepson!

  7. Tracey Jernigan Tims June 12, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    Such beautiful blankets! I know exactly what you mean, it doesn’t matter what the season is, you just have to follow where the fiber takes you!

    • Nicky June 26, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Yes ma’am. I’m not even going to fight the feeling! Thanks for the blanket love friend! ❤

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