Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mystery Blanket 2009

Yes, Rhiannon, (ah how I love that name!) you are indeed correct. The finished project is the Mystery Blanket. It is done, finished, completed. I have actually finished something!

Forgive the quality of the pictures, it's a very grey day here so the colours aren't coming out as well as they should. But I was so excited, I just couldn't wait to show you - I'm not going to hang on for a sunny day, goodness knows when that could be!

I have trouble picking a favourite square, I like most of them, but I think this Fair Isle one would be quite high on the list. I love stripes and I love fair isle. But then I love the beads too and the sequins. I have, however, hated knitting the red lacy one. It took so much longer than all the others.
The centre square was in the last parcel to arrive and kept us all guessing. Love that one too.
I did originally want to use this as a wall hanging but it's very heavy and as you can see from the picture, the squares are being stretched into rectangles. So it will be just another blanket to warm me up on those chilly winter evenings.

I have so enjoyed this whole Mystery Blanket project that I've already signed up for next year (not thinking about the price though...) anyone else fancy joining in?

And you know what? Now that I have actually finished something, I'm quite keen to finish something else. But first I must get up to date with the Golden Wedding squares and start my Christmas knitting. Oh what a shame, that means I'll have to cast on something new. Dear oh dear.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful - how do we sign up for next year?
jenny

marit said...

Gorgeous!!! It is absolutely lovely!

wonderwoman said...

o wow!! that blanket is absolutely fantastic!!! a-maz-ing!! I would love to do one but cannot do fairisle and have never tried bead work!!

xxxx

dottycookie said...

It's gorgeous and it looks so warm and cosy!

trasha said...

Oh clever you for managing a finish! And of something so spectacular. I look at it and think of Brighton.

quinn said...

Oh my goodness!! That is stunning, Michaela! No wonder you've enjoyed working on it so much.
Makes me think of nights in the desert, camels and the casbah, the aroma of unfamiliar flowers and spices.
Absolutely lovely!

Gina said...

It looks fabulous!

Rhiannon said...

Lovely lovely indeed - definately worth the 10 month wait!
(and thank you, I quite like my name too :P)
x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh it is gorgeous! I didn't dream it would end up like that! I love the centre square with the four round it - beautiful!

Lucy x

silverpebble said...

Woweee! Just GORGEOUS!

Moogsmum said...

Oh Michaela - it's gorgeous! Definately not 'just another blanket to snuggle up under' but a very very special blanket to curl up with.
You need to tell Maria that she can do Fair Isle - after all, I did! I'm also feeling the urge to knit with beads - especially after seeing your beaded squares.
xxx

Sarah Smithj]= said...

It is beautiful. I have signed up for next year

Kathryn said...

Stunning! It just glows. And it had me thinking Arabian Nights when I first saw it. Scheherazade herself would have such a blanket on her bed!

Kx

Anonymous said...

Michaela:

The result of all our work on the mystery blanket is beautiful! The thought of Arabian Nights also comes to my mind. I still can only dream of mastering all the techniques implied in the construction of your blanket. Congatulations!

Giulietta

KJ said...

Magnificent! Well done. I've signed up for next year - can't wait...

Cybèle said...

Beautiful!

silverpebble said...

Oh it's stunning!

Hold your horses though - what's this about you cooking for royalty? Marianne over at Picperfic said you did. Are you a friend of her maj?

silverpebble said...

I am in a fog and hadn't realised I'd commented before - sorry. Seriously though, about the royal thing - do tell x