Monday, January 19, 2015

A Carnival Blanket



This blanket started last year.
I was working on a couple of projects for friends and family
that involved a lot of grays and browns and muted colors
 that are just not my personal preference.



Even with projects that were deadline projects
(birthdays and Christmas) I had to start a colorful blanket. 
Seriously, I mean, I really HAD to!



I love the Sunshine yellow edging. 
It really brightens up these dark gray days
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There is no rhyme or reason to this blanket…
just a bunch of my favorite colors grabbed out of my
odds and ends basket and hooked using
Lucy’s granny stripe pattern, an oldy but goody! 



I know have three Queen Sized Bed covers. 
I have 2 more that I am working on and hope to finish sometime this year.  I love being able to change them up…
a very cheap makeover.
 It really changes the whole feel of the room.

 
So after a good washing and blocking, it is now at home on our bed.  When I was downloading these pictures I noticed there was a lump under the owl pillow...  I went back to the bedroom and in my haste to get the blanket on the bed, I made it up over the TV remote.  I started to re-take the pictures without the lump.  But this is real life and sometimes you make your bed up with the remote still tucked in…or at least I do.
 

As soon as I had woven in the last of the ends,
this happened...



It was urgently needed in the tent



I think I protested, but I am so thrilled when something I make
 gets used and loved.  (And with these three, it was seriously used!)





 
 "Thanks, Nene!!  This is the bestest tent blanket ever!!"
I love these little people!
 
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34 comments:

  1. it's gorgeous! I love the bright happy colours, perfect antidote for this cold winter. And it's great it's already seeing so much love and use! xx

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    1. Thanks Helen! I love all the happy colors too!

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  2. Gorgeous blanket, love the bright colours with the white, seems to really lift it somehow... feels a bit spring-like, you have me tempted... :) x

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    1. Thank you Sandra. The white really changes the whole feel of the blanket. I always have plenty on hand.

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  3. You crochet is always gorgeous Robbie. I am not surprised the littlies wanted to use it in their tent!

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  4. Your colourful blanket is gorgeous and it looks like it's going to be well loved.
    Ali xx

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  5. This is a lovely blanket. I can't believe how large it is! The yellow border you created really sets it off. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you! I seem to have a problem knowing when to stop and my afghans become queen size bed covers. I think I have a problem!! :)

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  6. It is a wonderful blanket so I can see why it was so popular!! It will see a lot of use in all kinds of ways I am sure. Glad to know that I am not the only one who makes the bed and finds things are made into the covers! xx

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    1. ha! remotes, socks, hairclips...you name it!

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  7. I like the bright colors too. This turned out really nice.

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  8. You could only have fun with such a fun looking blanket. Love all those colors.

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    1. Thanks Emma! It was a lot of fun to make.

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  9. Great crochet blanket! The colors make me smile.

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  10. Totally adorable! The kids will love it forever.

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  11. What a fabulous blanket! I love the colours, and the white stripes work so well. Great idea. And lovely to see it so well used :)

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  12. It's fabulous, it is so nice to see bright happy colours. I shall be continuing the Handmade Monday link up over on my site, and I'd love you to join us.

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    1. So glad you are going to continue on. I had only just discovered it. I love looking at what others create. Always so inspiring!

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  13. Lovely, I'm with you all the way on those colours! Thanks for joining in with Planet Penny Happy Friday

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    1. Thank you so much Penny! Is there anything better than color?

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  14. Is there anything better than seeing your hard work appreciated? :-) xx

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  15. Such a beautiful blanket and it's lovely that it is so appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. What a beautiful blanket. The remote in the bed is very funny. Lumps in my bed are usually cats.

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  17. What a gorgeous blanket! I would love one like this on my bed.. guess i'd better learn to crochet! :)

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  18. Beautiful, makes you smile just to look at it!

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    1. Thank you, Lucy! It is very bright and happy!

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  19. What a beautiful blanket! I love how bright and cheery it is!

    PS: I totally make the bed with the remote tucked in. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Yarn Fanatic Party! I hope to "see" you there again!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! You will. They are always so much fun to participate in!

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