Thursday, 11 June 2015

My proudest Ta Dah: The Bonnie Blanket

How is it June already? I'm not quite sure what's going on with the time at the moment but it seems to be permanently on fast forward, I'd very much like it to slow down a bit so I can catch up!

Thank you for the lovely well wishes on the last post, I have comments from one supervisor now and it's mostly tweaking, and adding bits to the thesis here and there, nothing fundamentally wrong which is a relief! So while I await the other comments I'm having a bit of a ploddy along type week, trying to get back into it all but being rather distracted by the sun...

Today I wanted to share with you my finally finished blanket for our camper van Bonnie. Sadly as I wrote here, Bonnie attempted to self destruct two months ago so until she has her visit to camper van hospital won't be taking us anywhere. She's a very awkward van as you can probably guess!



The sun is out for once so I'm not going to complain about it being too bright for my photo shoot ;) I think my neighbours thought I was slightly mad marching up and down the washing line clutching the blanket. It's pretty heavy so it didn't really drape properly!




No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get a decent picture of the edging without it looking warped. I just did one row of double crochet in a dark navy to finish. I'm pleased with its simplicity.




I used mostly Hayfield Bonus Chunky and some yarn donated by my MIL. It's pretty heavy due to the yarn weight but I wanted something nice and warm for chillier nights in the van. In the winter it will live on our bed as a cover. I really like the chunky yarn in a blanket actually, I might make another one for the spare bed one day. But in the meantime I have a gazillion WIPs to crack on with...


37 comments:

  1. Your blanket is just beautiful! I love the blues ~ my favorite color.
    Enjoy your day! ♥

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    1. Hi Anne, thanks for dropping by and your kind words :) Blue's my favourite colour too!

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  2. Wow, the blanket turned out stunning! It will look amazing in the caravan!! :)

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

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    1. Thanks Anne! Once she's back from hospital i'll do another photoshoot ;)

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  3. hi helen,
    your blanket is fantastic............love the blue colour.
    have a nice day,
    hugs,regina

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    1. Thanks Regina! have a lovely day too!

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  4. It's a beautiful blanket. Very skillful work and the colors you chose are fantastic!

    I will say something irrelevant: I don't see an option to subscribe to your blog so I can jump over when you post something new (by receiving an e-mail).
    This: Subscribe to: Posts (Atom), - appears to be broken.
    I don't know if you want to have a "subscribe by e-mail" option but if you do, drop me a line when you add it. :)

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    1. Hi, thanks! I'm not very technologically savvy so haven't had a go at setting this up but will certainly look into it and let you know :)

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  5. Gorgeous blanket Helen, it will be so cosy in the campervan, my favourite colours too. Glad you have been out enjoying the sun as well. Hx

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    1. Thanks Helen! We need to make the most of that sun in this country don't we :S long may it last! x

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  6. It is beautiful! I love the small blocks of colours-- simple but very effective. It's going to be very cozy to use in the winter months. Very Bonnie indeed!
    Have a fantastic weekend! X

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    1. Thanks Marion! It does match her quite beautifully :) X

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  7. I think your blanket is fantastic and frankly who cares what your neighbors think. I take my dress form outside and photo shoot her with all sorts of my makes on her and my neighbors always drive up just as I am crouching in front of her taking a photo. They think I am a bit crazy.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks Meredith! I think crazy is good, at least people will remember us!! xo

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  8. Such a lovely blanket with those nice restful blues and greens. I'm sure you will find it nice and cosy in the van.

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    1. Thank you! I hope so especially with our very British summers :)

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  9. It is gorgeous!!!!! I hope that Bonnie will soon be mended and can make use of her blanket. That is good news too about your thesis, I hope the other comments are all good too! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy you're so lovely :) Still awaiting comments, soon hopefully so I can crack on!! xx

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  10. Wow, it's a beauty! Such relaxing colours - and yes, it's nice that it's heavy, will keep you warmer! : )

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    1. Thanks Valentina! Hope you're well :)

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  11. What a gorgeous blanket! It looks warm and cosy. I love all the blue colours, as well. Congratulations that you finished your thesis well. Have a nice Sunday evening, Viola

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    1. Thanks Viola! Hope all's well with you :)

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  12. An amazing and beautiful blanket. Well done with your thesis.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Thanks Irene! and thanks for dropping in :) xx

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  13. Your blanket is gorgeous Helen, I love the colours. It will be so warm. I hope poor Bonnie is soon back on her feet, or should I say wheels.... oh dear, sorry!
    Caz xx

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    1. Thanks Caz! Hehehe she will hopefully be back on those wheels very soon ;) xx

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  14. Your blanket is gorgeous - I love all those shades of blue. I think you'll be very cosy under such a lovely blanket :)
    Cathy x

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    1. Thanks Cathy! It's certainly very warm and cosy :) x

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  15. Your blanket is so pretty with lovely shades of blue which I love..! It sure will be nice and cozy on cold winter days. Have a lovely day :)

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    1. Thanks Anitha! :) have a lovely day yourself!

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  16. So so pretty !!! Great work on it !!! Bravo !

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    1. Thanks Geraldine!! Worth the wait :) :)

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  17. Hi Helen! Wow, how thrilling that the blanket is finished! I really love the blues, it looks so fresh, reminds me of the sea! Well done!!! What are you planning next? Have you ever tried a shawl?? I just made another one...
    Hugs!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! Next plan is a cushion, and I have some aran wool I want to use for a shawl/wrap but looking for the perfect pattern ;) xx

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  18. Ooh it's lovely, the colours are gorgeous. I like the way the sunshine comes through it on the washing line. I should think the neighbour was very envious of it!! xx

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    1. Thanks Alison! I hope they were jealous and that overwrote any 'crazy lady' thoughts!! xx

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  19. Not sure how I missed this ta-dah moment! It's gorgeous Helen, I can see how much work it's taken. Hopefully Bonnie will be back on track soon with her new blanket xx

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