I once went to a fancy dress party dressed in a patchwork knitted blanket with a hole in the middle for my head, and tied around my waist to keep it on. When asked what I was dressed as, I replied, 'A blanket'. What I was thinking I have no idea. My other fancy dress moments that I remember are a Pierrot clown, and a 1920s woman. The clown was the best one, and I still have a picture of that which I quite like. It was when I was about 16, and my Mum made the costume. Anyway, this blanket is not to wear. It has taken me about three years to complete. The lockdown has meant that I have finished it more quickly than I would have done. It is from an idea of the designers Arne and Carlos, which is to just knit two rows of a colour then change. I have enjoyed the process of choosing colours. Sometimes there has been a theme, (rainbow, daisies, ice-cream) and sometimes just what looks good to me. Occasionally randomness has been involved. It is very mindless knitting, and I can even do the stitches without looking, so without the need to wear my glasses.
It’s lovely, such a simple idea but very effective.
oh my!!! What a project you have completed! WOW, Always busy, you. That is an astonishing blanket and i do love your fancy dress idea. Simple yet so effective! I would advise you to keep the blanket in use always, moths will never have an opportunity to do their worst! Such a beautiful thing you have created, a treasure! Oliver looks curious and adorable. He knew the right place to go , Had you sussed ...
Beautiful! I can see how those fringes would have been a cat magnet, LOL!
That blanket is just delicious! (Maybe it was the occasional influence of ice cream...) I love it--congratulations on a long job.
(If artists and other makers charged per hour... Forget it!)
I have a scarf that must have followed the same idea--2 rows of each color. Alas, a dog I was house sitting thought it was literally delicious--she chewed off one end.
Bravo! Joseph would have been happy to own a coat with such colors. So would I. Perhaps I shall save all my yarn scraps for a similar project.
Wow, your blanket is so pretty. Looks warm and cozy.
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