I made this before last Christmas from stash and, before I had a chance to see if a poncho would suit me, Rachel had "borrowed" it! It looked really nice on her and I don't mind because she has worn it lots.
And a close up -
The diagonal silver and gold lines are my first attempts at embellishing with surface crochet. It is like lots of things, difficult to get started but once I had it was quite intuitive and I was very pleased with the result.
The colour is more accurate in the second picture.
I used Drops Alpaca dk with a 3.75mm hook.
It has a central 7inch granny square surrounded by 12 smaller squares, several granny rows and 28 more squares a bit bigger and then about 12 more granny rows and is based on the Wendy Blanket and Franney's Blanket on ctny. And quite a lot of the squares were a slightly modified "Smooth Fox online angels charity square number 1" found via ravelry. This blanket is for me!
Here are three more Granny blankets - basic traditional Grannies this time and all three of them were gifted at Christmas time.
This is a composite showing stitch and yarn details and includes the one I gave to Kate.
I used yarns leftover from Colinette AbFab throws together with various sock yarns held double or treble...
And a Granny stripe blanket made for a very special boy - my 11th grandchild born November 2012
Actually it has less pink tones than this pic and is very bright.
I 'm told Ferdy is very attached to it!
But socks are still my most relaxing knit.
Four of the eight pairs of Circle socks knitted so far. Michael has claimed them all so far
The pattern and most of the yarns are from The Natural Dyestudio - 3mm hook I think and mainly their Bluefaced Leicester sock yarn. It's hard to believe it is "only" wool it is so silky and soft.
I made 80 squares and the finished size is 34.5"x 39"