Of course I didn't buy nearly enough yarn. I used 15 balls of Patons Gold DK wool blend in the end. I had planned to edge it in a creamy colour. I was going to call the blanket "Cafe au Lait", but I changed my mind, as you do. No idea what to do with the balls of cream I now have lurking around. Maybe the simple answer is a cream version, I do think blankets should come in pairs.
It could well be my new crush! I love it soooooo much. It was so quick and easy too. Such a lovely surprise. I enjoyed how I could just sit and mindlessly crochet.
Maybe I should have concentrated a little more as the bobbles aren't entirely positioned correctly, I went off piste now and again. That's homemade charm though. Actually that's laziness, by the time I noticed I'd placed a bobble one or two stitches away from where it should have been I had crocheted a few rows and there was no way I was going to do any frogging.
The ruffle edge was so simple, I merely did two trebles in each stitch all the way around the blanket, then on the second round I alternated between one and two trebles in each stitch as that gave me just the right amount of ruffle, not too much, not too little.
That ruffle edge does remind me of something from the sea, or fungi.
Should I have plumped up the sofa cushions? Nah, this is real life and my sofa's get sat on so that is how they'll appear in my blog. I think the Snug is my favourite room in our home. When the sun shines in it glows, when it's dreary outside it always seems warm and cozy, maybe it's the oversized sofas and the velvet cushions, blind and footstool. Maybe it's just the fact that it's a little room with a low ceiling in the oldest part of the house.
Love the bobble blanket, love the Snug (aka The Slug), love the fairy lights and the bauble that has been there for 2 years despite it being a Christmas decoration. Cozy little wood burner which we can use again as we had the flu lined and chimney mended in January. Bit late for winter (same situation with the broken Aga) but maintenance on an old house costs a bomb and sometimes, unfortunately stuff can't get mended straight away.
Bloody hell (pardon me), wandering through blogland I find this so even when I think I've had an idea of my own it would appear that maybe it snuck in from else where, from a wander though John Lewis to get to the car park. Or did it? Maybe it's just coincidence. It's just that my memory is so poor I doubt myself a lot. Did I have that idea or did I see it and forget that I saw it and so it is retained in my head as an idea not a memory? Gah. Never mind.
I'm considering doing a tutorial on how to do a bobble stitch. There are quite a few if you goggle bobble, woops, google bobble! (laughing) But I fancy having a go at doing a properly photographed and explained tutorial just to see if I can.
ps. Blogger is very very good. So forgiving, I just deleted a photo by accident and clicked on the undo button and got it back instantly. It's so simple!
pps. This blanket has a brilliant mistake to reveal when I get around to doing my "Woopsie" post on my crochet mishaps.
Edit: Maybe Matilda has done a stunning bobble blanket that I am now coveting, I can see these blankets in rainbow colours lighting up my life...ah the joy of the bobble stitch. Tutorial found here. If anyone else has a go using my tute then let me know and I'll link to you here x