8.12.13

a finished autumn blanket!

After two days without a local internet connection, I decided it was time to show you these pictures. We had an evening of playing chess and drafts and re-connecting! It felt like divine intervention really and a little glimpse back to how life used to be. I quite liked it. It felt really different and has given me something to think about. I definitely felt more present in my life and I felt like I had more time! It's a tricky thing to get the balance with.

I am enjoying my new autumn blanket. The light indoors is just not up to it, so I took the blanket outside to show you.

You can see the colours are quite dark already. I'm so happy I added the little pops of colour. Overall it's the effect I was looking for. I wanted something darker, perhaps less girly to sit on my couch in these colder months.

I was a little unsure about adding in the beige colours to the mix, but having ordered the wool I decided to plough ahead with it. The brighter colours in the middle were some merino wool from my stash. I was inspired by this blanket here, by little cotton rabbits. I saved this in my flickr favourites a long time ago. I was inspired by the colours although mine is not quite as blue grey as I would have liked. But in situ it looks just fine, and I will show you eventually.













The pattern was very straightforward as you can see. Triples followed by four chains at every corner. The join is ridged underneath, which I decided would be best as really this blanket will be for sitting on!











It's probably the size of a large lap blanket. Any larger would need serious dedication. I do have my eye on this blanket found on Annette's pinterest board, as a possible next project. Definitely back into girly! wouldn't it be lovely.


Well the elving has begun here in earnest, I'll understand if your visits here become fly-bys! it's that time of year. I still need to go and dig out my advent star. It's time to begin lighting up the house. Have a good Sunday. Bye for now,
Heather
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Just wanted to add that this screensaver for December is fun.

24 comments:

  1. Heather, this blanket is stunning! The shades of grey and beige just seem to work so well somehow, really smoky and subtle and calming. Oh, please do link it up to my CAL post! And I'm glad you had a good evening reconnecting - come to think of it, in times of stress and strife, we tend to turn off all electronic devices and play a good game of Scrabble. Something about the simplicity of board games just calms everyone and focuses them on fun. A regular Game Night perhaps? Hugs, Cxxx

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  2. Wow Heather! I love it :) Gorgeous colour palette too.

    I seem to be fly-bying everywhere ... I found your comment about being offline interesting :)

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  3. The colors in your blanket seem a little retro to me--very cool. I know what you mean about sincere dedication to large works too. I've yet to find the patience myself.

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  4. Heather your autumn blanket is beautiful and I love the beige in there. I am so pleased to hear that you have had a good weekend and that you feel more grounded, long may it last xoxo

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  5. Wow, that is absolutely stunning!

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  6. what a lovely blanket - just stunning!

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  7. Lovely blanket! Thanks for writing an inspiring blog.

    Miep

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  8. Hi Heather your blanket looks lovely, you make it sound so easy. Enjoy decorating your home and please show photos. I am going to start my wrapping this week. Best wishes x

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  9. I just love love love your blanket. I too had drooled over 'Little Cotton Rabbit's', and your's is just as gorgeous!!! You've done a fantastic job on it, I bet it looks fab in situ. Can't wait for indoor pics now :) x

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  10. Love, love, love it too! Well done, it's just gorgeous. Have fun snuggling under it.
    Hope your week ahead is lovely,
    Xx

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  11. So beautiful ... I love the colours ... Bee xx

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  12. Heather it's beautiful, well done! I love how you use grey in your crochet it always looks brilliant.....I've finally started to crack on with my Christmas pressies....one side of a cushion completed today....Pom Pom garlands next! :) x

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  13. I love this blanket, because of a feeling of harmony it gives me at first sight! these are not my usual colours, but they calm me, so this is really good I think!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  14. The blanket is absolutely gorgeous. Merry Christmas. Jacqui xxx

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  15. Hi Heather, Really loooooove your blanket!!! Love the smokey blue-y grey with pops of bright colors!!!! It's going to be a very popular blanket this winter, of that I am sure!!! Have a great week and stay warm and cosy!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  16. Wow, it's really stunning Heather. I think the colours are perfect and love the pattern you chose.
    Enjoy snuggling under it this winter.
    Know what you mean about the screen time balance.....it's so easy to loose yourself in blogland but so rewarding to absorb and enjoy the real world. I wish I knew the answer
    Jacquie x

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  17. What a truly beautiful blanket, the colours are gorgeous together.
    Marianne x

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  18. Love it!!! The pops of color with the softer colors are perfect!! Great job!

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  19. Heather, it's absolutely gorgeous. I love it. The beige really lets the colours at the centre of each square shine out. and the blue-grey surround is a beautiful match. It's a very grown-up, calming sort of blanket and I often think less colour is more in these sorts of projects. x

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  20. Lovely blanket, the colours are just right.

    You playing chess and draughts reminds me of when I was a kid and the electricity went off. We always used to play cards, which was quite difficult in candle light!

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  21. Beautiful blanket! Here in Stroud we had no electricity over Christmas Day and most of Boxing Day. I think it was 3 years ago. You may have seen about it. Any way we made the most of it (the turkey had to wait!) and sat round the wood burner playing games like you did. It was a magical Christmas and one we will always remember! Have a lovely festive time. Xx

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  22. That's a beautifully subtle blanket, your choice of colours was spot on.

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