Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fun angles.

For all of my completed blankets, I've decided to break up my posts by pattern. The first set of blankets I have for you were made using the Triangles Afghan pattern found at I have yet to make the actual blanket the completed pattern outlines, but I love the pattern for the individual squares, and that is what I have used in my blankets.

The first one I call my "Jamaica Blanket" for no real reason. The colors just make me think of somewhere fun and tropical.

The center section of the blanket (the solid blue and green part) is made up using the triangles square pattern and the border of that part is just basic double crochet like a big granny square. The picture really doesn't do it justice, but this was a fun (and at times frustrating) one to make. There was no occasion for this blanket, I just fell in love with the variegated yarn I used in it. I really just wanted a project to give me an excuse to use that yarn.

This blanket was started in July 2006 and finished sometime late 2006 (I wasn't really keeping track yet at the time).

Also, while I think of it, just in case anyone is interested, unless I have noted otherwise, it is safe to assume any project I'm discussing is made using Red Heart yarn. While I can appreciate the really super cool fancy yarns, I tend to prefer Red Heart. Please don't throw anything at me! For my purposes--which nine times out of ten will be blankets--Red Heart just works. It is affordable, comes in a large variety of colors, is washable, and is pretty darn durable. Also, it tends to just get softer the more it is washed, which I feel is an excellent quality for a blanket. Anyhoo, that's my yarn stance. I do occasionally go in search of other brands/types--and I have a few skeins of swanky yarn I picked up on my last visit with my mother. That is just yarn that is waiting for the perfect project to come along so I can use it!

Okay, so back to blankets. I have made one other blanket using the triangles square pattern. This one is unofficially my "Southwest" blanket and was a Christmas present this past year for a friend and co-worker.

This one was made during November 2007. The lady I made it for is very fond of Southwestern decorations and such, and so I wanted to make her something that would fit within her color and style scheme. I was very pleased with how it came out and she loved it. I'm told it's the blanket she and her husband use to cuddle under while they watch television. That's always nice to hear.

So there's two of my blankets. Stay tuned for more to come.

In other project news, I picked up the handles and lining material this weekend for the faux vintage purse I want to make. I am getting excited about that, though I have a few projects to tackle before I can start on that one, since it's purely personal and kind of a whim.

I'm making good progress on my "Snowflake Throw" which will be a wedding present for a friend. Once I get all of my finished projects up I'll start putting up details about that one.

Well, thanks for checking in, and until next time, stay safe and happy,

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