Friday, February 10, 2012

Finished Object Friday



Last night I ran out of purple yarn about half way around the scallop row. Given that it was to be the final round I didn't want to re-crochet it tighter, so I ripped it out and called it done. This morning I wove in the last few ends. So that's it ... voilĂ , my finished Wool-Eater blanket! I considered adding pompoms around the edge but my informal poll on Wednesday's blog post showed pretty uniform disagreement with that suggestion.

It's aptly named, this Wool-Eater pattern. The last few bands of colours ate through more than a ball of yarn each, and the entire 48"x48" blanket weighs three pounds! It's been a great stash-busting project. I've used up almost all of the red, orange, yellow and green that were left over after I crocheted some Angry Bird softies this time last year. The dark green, dark blue and maroon were purchased for this blanket, but there's very little of them left; maybe enough to knit a hat or two.

The pattern designer, Sarah London, has very clear instructions on her website - clear enough and well enough illustrated for even an inexperienced crocheter like me. I chose to make a giant square, but there is an oblong option as well. In the Ravelry Group and the Flickr Group I've also seen crafters choose to make up their blankets by assembling smaller wool-eater blocks. It's interesting to see all the variations through other people's project based on the same pattern!

Please take a minute or two to check out some of the links at Tami's Amis. Lots of fabulous finishes to ooh and aah over!

20 comments:

Karen said...

Your blanket is stunning! I love the colors and the design. It's amazing.

Dee said...

GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on busting so much stash.

Isn't it amazing to look at someone else's version of what you are making. So inspirational. Ravelry has really expanded my view of knitting and I've found some GREAT ideas.

pinkundine said...

Yay, it's finished :) I love it, it looks absolutely brilliant!

Chrisknits said...

It's so cute! I think the darker purple was the perfect color to end on. It emphasizes the edge.

Sandy said...

Congrats on getting it down. It turned out stunning! I LOVE the colors, glad you didn't add pompoms, I think it would detract from how pretty it is.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love it! You're really making me want to learn how to crochet over here.

Sue said...

absolutely beautiful, such vibrant colours.

You are more than welcome to pinch my old towel for backing idea, why not

mary said...

beautiful blanket, so brilliant!!

Sandra said...

Uau!
It is wonderfull, and you have used your yarns of your stash! Fantastic!
I am here thank you for your visit in my blog!
I follow your blog from now!
I hope you understand my words!!
kisses
sandra

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Love it! Maybe I will have to make up a throw. (Can you tell I'm still on the fence??) Your colors are wonderful!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It looks super. Love the pattern and the colour arrangement you have chosen

Nicky said...

Brilliant!!!!!!

CrochetBlogger said...

Looks great!

One pair of Hands said...

The blanket is beautiful. A stunning combination of colours and a really interesting stitch. Congratulations.

ElisabethAndrée said...

You are a wonderful creator! And you work so fast, I admire you. Your blanket is looking stunning, it really does!!
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog:)

Liz said...

The blanket is stunning! It looks fantastic I'm sure it must be really warm :)

MWitch3 said...

I LOVE your finished blanket! The colors are amazing! I think I'm going to take a look at that pattern now... :)

Caffeine Girl said...

I love your blanket. The colors are so vibrant.

Delusional Knitter said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the colors!

Andria said...

I LOVE THIS BLANKET!!