Friday, 9 July 2010
My World Cup Blanket
The World Cup isn't really about soccer. It's about making things in all that extra time you have to spend in front of the tv, watching soccer.
I used this pattern (which I can only find in Afrikaans, sorry). After gathering all the bits of mohair I've ever been given, red and a truly strange mottled soapy green emerged as the dominant colours. Oh well....
In a vain attempt at structure, I made the centre of each block red, and let loose with whatever other colour combination was at hand. Some worked well, others not so well, but that wasn't the point. I ran out of some colours early on, and started sewing blocks together as soon as there were enough to cover my knees, so the middle of the blanket is a lot more blue than the edges.
But look how fluffy and warm!
It's not finished yet, but I have until Sunday. I'm out of everything but pink and mottled green. So that will be the border. Yep.