Back home in Switzerland – wait, is it too confusing to refer to both New Zealand and Switzerland as home? It’s pretty confusing for me too, to be honest. Anyway, back in the home-where-we-live, I started on the border, and immediately ran into a problem… I ran out of yarn.
That was soon fixed (with more yarn, of course), and the last few rows sailed by.
Now I am done, done, done.
I love the interplay of colours in this blanket. Individually, some of the colours look questionable, but together – wow.
And when you step back and see the whole blanket…
Yup, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
Even though it’s far from perfect. See how the edges are bubbling? That’s post-blocking.
(Also I photoshopped a breadcrumb out of this pic so you wouldn’t judge my housekeeping.)
Now, admittedly, I didn’t block this blanket very hard. I wet blocked it and laid it out on a spare duvet on the floor, smoothing it out well. I could have dug out my blocking wires and pinned it to the mattress, but we don’t have a spare room any more – I have to sleep on that mattress!
But you know what? The bubbly edge doesn’t bother me a bit. It’s warm and cozy, and the overall effect is just what I wanted.
Besides, how often do you spread out a blanket on the floor? Most of the time, it will be tossed over a chair like this:
Looks pretty good, right?
(I’m annoyed I didn’t move that book, ‘The Hipster‘ for this pic. My sister bought it as a gift, saying it was ‘too easy’ and I identify with it so much it’s almost insulting.)
Anyway, back to the blanket.
Here it is in its new home, our couch.
It’s just the right size to pull over your lap when watching telly, or mucking about online.
My Persian Tiles crochet blanket was a long-ish project for me, but I’m delighted with the result! And despite looking complex, it was really easy to make. It’s basically a series of granny squares and hexagons.
Yup, the humble granny square is still the best motif.
If you’ve been following along this far, thank you. And if you’re looking for more granny square inspiration, check out this post.
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