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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Granny Stripe - Finished - At Last!

Hi everyone, I popped by to show you the final result of my Granny Stripe blanket.  I started this waaay back in the summer on a Crochet-Along with Attic24, but it proved to be not very forgiving for my hands and I had a huge break from it and since then I have done a little here and there.  It was crying out to be finished and I sooooo wanted to - it was really frustrating - in fact I fell in and out of love with it, I just wanted it to be a completed project!  Now it is!

Ta Dah!

Boy, am I glad that project is over!  Now I will concentrate on something much smaller I think!  I decided on an one colour edging with a picot trim

So now it has taken its place in our conservatory with mini hexagon blanket - waiting for a cold day so we can snuggle up together!

Our house is chaos at the moment because I in my infinite wisdom decided the dining room and lounge needed decorating ( you may remember me showing you colours and fabric in my last post)  well I have finished the decorating in the dining room and we have now started on the lounge, sadly the wallpaper is holding on fast to the walls, so there is much steaming and huffing and puffing whilst trying to get it off hehe!!  I keep saying once the preparation is done it will be all plain sailing - don't think hubby is quite as enthusiastic about it as me, I have done most of it - just don't think men see any need to decorate at all!!!  I think despite the upheaval, its great to scrape off walls or paint and have music blaring out  to sing along too - yes a very jolly time could be had.........................

Speak soon xx


  1. Lovely granny stripe such bright, happy colours. Good luck with your redecorating. I am looking at our home and thinking it needs a bit of tlc but will have to wait!

  2. Hi Kim,
    A beautiful, beautiful Blanket!
    Such lovely colours, they are co-ordinating beautifully!
    A large project for you I bet you are really pleased to have it finished.
    Its superb anyway and it looks great on your chair.
    More decorating? Just in time for Christmas!!
    OOh goodness messey job, but well worth it.
    Love to you hope all is well.

  3. My, my, Kim, your granny stripe is just beautiful. I love the colors and the edging is so pretty.

    I'm catching up with my blog reading tonight - with our hardscaping/landscaping project going on I'm a little bit behind and missed your first blog anniversary. Mine is coming up this month so I'm just behind you. Anyway Happy 1st Blogoversary!

    I had to laugh about your decorating your home and your hubby's reaction (or lack of reaction). I do agree with you men just don't have the decorating gene. Mine would be happy if I never changed a thing. But one can't have that can one. LOL!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Kimbles, I love your Granny Stripe blanket! Very nice. I know it takes lots of patience and diligence to get something like this done. Good for you! It will be fun to snuggle in it this winter too!

  5. gorgeous granny stripe! i love it! isn't it nice to put a big project like that behind you? of course, i guess you still have a big project in front of you (decorating) but isn't that always the way?

  6. Beautiful blanket. Always satisfying to get a big project finished and just in time for the cold weather which they are predicting at the weekend!
    Jak x

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  8. It's a wonderful blanket Kim!
    I know....big projects are always bigger than you thought in the beginning....
    Good luck with your decorating!

    ~X~ Karin

  9. Your blanket is beautiful - great colours!
    Glad you could get it finished.
    Caz :)

  10. Beautiful work!! LOVE all the colors!! ~tina

  11. Your blanket is lovely Kim, bet you can't wait to cuddle under it. Good luck with your wrists, hope the small projects are ok

  12. Hi Kim,
    Just popped back to have another look at your blanket.
    Lovely colours,
    Hugs Suex

  13. Your Granny stripe is soooo pretty! One day I will start my own! I have the yarns, just not the time right now! Kudos to you!

  14. Hi Kim
    That turned out really well didn't it ? I'm just catching up with things.I think men would still live in caves if it wasn't for their wives,I'm trying to get H to retile the kitchen...
    We're doing better here, speak soon
    Louise xx