Monday, 13 September 2010
Event Plaid - TA DAH!
Yes! It's finished! Yay!
It is so true what the other blogsters said: it is only once you finally pull through that last row of weaving, stand back and look at it, that you can really see it. And then you think WOW.
It was all worth it.
So worth it.
It looks GREAT!
Well, actually, it looks like an ordinary blanket! LOL :-D Not at all like crochet.
But that's good, because my sister wouldn't want any vintage, granny-esque crochet in her lovely new place. Her new home is very modern and minimalist and I think a granny square on the sofa would look so... well, wrong. But this won't. This looks like a lovely soft, woven blankie. Perfect for carefully-draping-so-it-looks-casually-thrown over the back of the sofa. And also perfect for curling up under while watching a bit of late night telly.
I will be down in Brisbane in a couple of weeks so I will be able to give it to her then. I'm so excited!!
So, anyway, I won't keep you in suspense any longer.
You want to see?
Here it is!
Do you love it? I sure do. I hope my sister does, too.
When I finally finished weaving, I knotted all the ends. I tied each end with its neighbour, if you get what I mean, so that each tassel had four strands:
Then I trimmed them all to the same length - about 12 cm long. I found it a little tricky to keep it even, but I think it's worked out okay. (I also need to worry less about such things. :-) )
Now all that's left to do is give it!
Once I've visited her place in Brissy, I'll share a photo of it in situ, in her actual home, on her actual couch.
That'll be really cool.
If you have any questions about the pattern or how I managed to wrangle it, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I'm only too happy to help.
And don't forget to visit the blogs where I first got the inspiration: these posts at This Life and Laughing Purple Goldfish. As I mentioned in this post, these lovely ladies explain the whole process very well, and their blankets are most excellent, so check them out!
Well, thanks for sharing my Ta-Dah with me. I don't know many people around here who would understand my excitement quite the way that you, my lovely readers, do. :)
Til next time,
Have a happy, hooky day,
P.S. Laughing Purple Goldfish's current blog can be found here. The link to her Event Plaid post (above) takes you to her older blog. Both are worth a look and I think the newer one links to the older one - somehow! C :)