Sometimes when I need to use up a lot of my stash in a hurry, (so much yarn, so little space to store it! And still I want more!) I like to whip up a blanket or two.
(Why did I think it was a good idea to take the photo before the blocking? I have no idea!)
I love making blankets for kids that are more than just functional; I hope that the red tractor or the fuzzy donkey on this one might have distracted it’s little owner long enough for the child’s mother to get the shopping finished, for example.
I have made several of these, each with a different theme. There was a seaside blanket with a crab and a bucket and spade, and there was an autumnal one with an apple and a bumble bee. I can’t quite believe that I gave those away without taking at least one photograph! But it’s ok, there is plenty more yarn in the stash, and no shortage of ideas when my kids are around.
I am contemplating a robot theme (of course!) for my next blanket, or possibly a space/stars theme. Sometimes a blanket will be started with one thing in mind and by sheer chance it turns into something else along the way! I have lots of butterfly and flower colours to use up, so maybe a garden or meadow blanket, which I am sure my girl will love.
One thing is certain though; if I want another blanket, my hands need to be crocheting, not typing. But first, they need to make me a cup of coffee.
Hope everyone is having a good day. If you have any inspirational blanket ideas, I would love to hear them 🙂