Update – boudoir blanket

Here in Dublin, the first chills of autumn are setting in. I dug out my all time favourite autumn scarf and engulfed myself in it over the weekend. I heart autumn and winter {to some peoples horror, that includes my mother}, and love nothing more than curling up on the couch with a yarn project. I thought no better time to give you an uppy-wupdate on my our boudoir blanket.

I’ve crocheted a substantial enough of a chunk of her so far {yeah, this blanket is a damn lady} to graduate onto the first stripe. I was so up in the air about what colour to choose – hot pink or purple? I only decided on a colour this week.

The main grey I’m working with is an Aran wool which means I was limited to Aran colours for the stripe. It was either hot pink {left stripe} or purple {right stripe}. I was cut throat and immediately ruled out the purple; as you can see, it was blugh. I really wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and go with hot pink, but I was still too hesitant. I managed to find a third Aran wool {middle stripe} that was the Goldilocks to my dilemma – just right. A little bit of column A, and a little of column B, and home it came.

After a long day I look forward to being an utter slob on the couch with a good yarn project. I just hope I finish said boudoir blanket in time for winter. I already know for my next blanket project, I’m going with little granny squares. Those you can bring on the bus. Not this lady. You can’t tell by the pictures, but she’s a Kardashian – at 6.5 feet wide, she’s feminine and substantial. Baby got back.

A note on my attempted Tunisian crochet – hella no. I caved and went back to old fashioned double crochet within a couple of days. I found the Tunisian crochet slow, tricky and ended up making me very anxious. Seeing as our boudoir blanket is more than 6.5 feet wide, I gave the Tunisian crochet a pass on this project. I’ll try my hand at it later, but for now, it shall not pass.

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    • September 3, 2013 / 15:43

      Oh man, Caz. That would make an awesome throw. As a fellow skull-aholic, I am way down with that. If you do make one, you must share!!!

  1. September 2, 2013 / 20:02

    oh I like the Goldilocks choice, and the two colours together are gorgeous….mind you that's cos I am partial to grey and any kind of pink and her relations lol. Whoah that is a whopper of a blankie there, but heck you have made some progress. We are officially in Spring and loving it…..yippppe for September 1. Although here in NZ they are claiming we have had Sprinter this year, a mild winter the first in decades….

  2. September 2, 2013 / 20:14

    That colour is PERFECT!! I think you definitely made the right choice! And 6.5 feet wide???? Wow – that's a lot of crocheting… what size hook are you using – 5mm? (Peering at the picture here, to see if I can read the hook size)
    Can't wait to see the blanket as it progresses – it's lovely!
    Maria xx
    (Thanks for comment on my dresser – I replied!)

    • September 3, 2013 / 15:46

      Yep, you guessed it Maria – 5mm hook. The reason she's so wide is it needs to fit our bed, and I wanted a little extra hanging space on either side. So far I think it's taking me about 25 minutes to crochet one row. Not too bad for 6.5 feet!

      Saw your message – great minds xx

  3. September 2, 2013 / 21:14

    Beauty on a grand scale! I do like narrow crochet edges in a different colour; they look so charming and neat and thoroughly Avoca. Your blanket will be fabulous.

    • September 3, 2013 / 15:48

      Thank you, Mise. Avoca? One can only hope to produce something for that terribly amazing shop. What a compliment.