I've been working from my stash quite a bit recently, partly because I feel like I should use what I have on hand before I buy any more, and also because after finishing my Cozy Stripe Blanket
(which took a whopping 14 months to complete) I need a few quick makes, a few jolts of quick creative satisfaction.
It is really a lot of fun to look in my yarn drawers, at all the bits and bobs that are in there, and dream up some hooky projects...
My first little stash-busting project was a blanket for Claire's most-loved doll, Willow.
A simple, little v-stitch blanket with a picot edge, perfect to keep Willow "warm and super cozy".
Variegated yarn is always a little tricky, isn't it, because you never quite know if the colors will spread out evenly or end up all together in a blotchy pattern. In this case, I am quite happy with how the coloring worked out.
The absolute best part of this project though was the sweet thank-you hug that I got from Claire when I gave her the blanket; there is no better feeling in the world than a hug from my girl, feeling those little arms wrapped oh so tightly around my neck....
Aww I love your pretty blanket you made for your daughter and her doll. I have never done the v stitch before but thanks for the inspiration! :)ReplyDelete
Oh Julie, do try the v-stitch...it is so simple and relaxing to do. I am working on another project right now, also using the v-stitch, and it is quite fun....Delete
Such a lovely blanket and such a cutie daughter, she looks so pleased with it :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Sharon. My daughter was so happy to have a blanket for her doll.Delete
A very sweet blanket indeed! I have never tried the v stitch either, but you tempt me with your pretty example :) xxReplyDelete
Oh do try it, Gracie. It is fun, simple, and so pretty.Delete