My friend asked, recently, if I would make a blanket for her to give to her mum as a Christmas Present. Luckily, I had just finished a blanket and was wondering what to start next so said yes straight away.
She chose the wool and the order arrived in just a few days. I didn’t want to just do stripes so I chose a pattern from Ravelry called The Demelza Blanket by Catherine Bligh, that looked complicated (but not too complicated) and I loved that it was a mixture of stripes and granny squares.
Next, I had to work out which colours would go best together and which size hook to use to get the most out of the wool and make the blanket as big as possible.
In between bouts of tennis elbow I crocheted like mad and had the blanket finished in five weeks.
It was all finished off with a faux leather label from a company I found on Etsy. It came all the way from Lithuania and added that finishing touch it needed.