One of my Patchwork friends Sarah is also an Attic24 follower and she took the plunge a while ago to make some stripey blankets, firstly based on Lucy's pattern and then on another idea she saw on the Little Woollie blog. Sarah and I both love Lucy's Ripple Blanket and have desperately tried to follow the pattern, Sarah more successfully than me. I was so disappointed - I really dislike things beating me! Then Sarah suggested I tried the Granny Stripe pattern from Lucy's blog as she thought I would be able to manage that one.
So I have. And I'm thrilled. I decided to try a sensible size to start with and not throw myself in at the deep end with a full sized blanket. I have had great pleasure in making a baby sized blanket. With the edging it measures 22" x 27" which will be a nice size for a new baby. One of our cousin's daughters is expecting a baby on New Year's Day so if Helen has a girl, this woolly blanket will be gifted as well as a quilt.
I am so pleased with this blanket I have started another one in "boy colours" in case Helen has a little boy. I have been confined to the house for the past few days because I have a horrid cold so in between spells of resting in bed I have hooked away, enjoying watching the stripes grow.
Stay tuned for another finish....................... eventually. There is Christmas coming up after all.
In the meantime I am off to sew handles onto the two patchwork bags I have made. These have to be handed over tomorrow as I am meeting up with my sister for a present swap. The bags are for two of her grandchildren.