Friday 12 February 2016

Cozy Stripes Blanket Part 1

Hi ladies and gents,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good start into Feburary. I was down with yet another bad case of the flu. Man, it's so annoying!

I wasn't going to show you the following project in the first place as I wanted to do a big Tadah-Post once it is finished. Then I realized that it might take me at least eight more weeks to finish. Ehh, yeah. So you will get progress shots instead.

My honorary aunt (my dad's best friend) is getting married in May - I've known her (and her future husband) since I was a kid and wanted to gift them something special on their big day. As she really likes the blanket I made my granny two years ago, I figured a blanket as a wedding gift is just the thing to do!

I really like working with Stylecraft Special DK on such blanket projects, as there is a huge color range and it washes well. Earlier this year, I told myself I should use more of my stash and guess what... I discovered 25 different colored balls of Special DK in my stash! I put all of them on the floor and the living room and with help from my husband (who has a better eye for colors) I put them into an order!

After briefly considering a blanket in linen stitch, I decided on the Cozy Stripes Blanket Pattern from Attic24. Instead of starting with a beginning chain, I went for a foundation chain, plus I went for about 170 to 180 cm (so two people can cuddle under it).

At the moment I have used all of the 25 colours once and am working on the second repeat. I hope I have enough yarn to use every color four times in the blanket. Fingers crossed!

Oh and something different, but happy too: Do you remember how I donated money for Judith Monica Herrera Alarcon from Bolivia to build up a yarn store in honor of my cat? I just got notice that she was successful and was even able to repay the credit she got from World Vision already. I am so happy for her and her family! Hopefully her little LYS will prosper and she can expand the shop even further!

What is on your hook this weekend?

Take care


  1. You are going to make the newly-weds very happy indeed, Anne, this is lovely.

  2. Very good news about the loan! I am sure that your blanket will be gratefully received and much loved!! Happy Valentines! xx

  3. It has been a joy to read this post which is so full of good will. Excellent news about the yarn store and i am sure your blanket will be very well received.

  4. This post is chock full of good feeling and made me smile Anne, a blanket which will become a treasured gift and the best possible outcome from your donation. Fingers crossed you have enough yarn and hope you feel better soon. Hx

  5. I love that blanket! I'd like to try the Stylecraft yarn, but I really don't like working with Acrylic does it feel?