Monday, May 2, 2011

Decisions, decisons...

One of the things I have wanted to do for about a year now (but never really sat down and achieved) is a crochet or knitted blanket for each of my girls.  Something warm and cuddly.  Hopefully something that will become a treasured possession as they grow older.  And so I've been looking in books and searched the internet for some inspiration for a pattern or an idea of what it could look like.  I think granny square blankets could look really stunning.

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And I've been particularly interested in a chevron type of blanket.  I just like the style for a blanket, but I've yet to get my head around how to actually do it.

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I really like moss stitch.

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Or maybe just plain squares...

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And then of course there is the question of colours.  My girls have always been very typical girls in that they liked pink and purple.  Bianca did go through a phase when she was 2 where her favourite colour was yellow (or lello as she said at the time), but I think that was mostly because of the fact that she liked Lala from the Teletubbies most.

So tonight I decided to ask the girls what their favourite colours at the moment were and Bianca is:

  • White
  • Light blue
  • Pink

And Caitlyn:

  • White
  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Purple

Hmmm, I wonder if that is only because big sister likes white and blue... :-)

So now to decide on a style... And if I want to try and make this for Christmas I better start moving otherwise it will be another year and I'll still be looking for inspiration.

So what sort of knitted / crochet blankets do you like?


Susan said...

Hello Lea, I haven't visited for a while, so shall do some catching up.
Thanks for including the links for all the pretty style of rugs. I like that Chevron style.
I'm sure your girls will treasure their own special rug made with love by Mum :D)

Jess said...

I love those granny square blankets but don't know how to crochet. My flatmate is going to make this one -
I've fallen in love with the vintage DK and prism organic dk from skeinz and they're a good price if you're looking for wool to use