Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mystery blanket progress

Well I promised you a Mystery Blanket update didn't I - and here it is. Yes it's bright and cheerful and colourful - should be right up my street, but it's just not. The love is not there. It's far too pretty and girly. I changed one square that was supposed to be a mermaid into a jelly fish... hmm. Not sure if that was such a good idea. I think it looks like a policeman's helmet with dreadlocks and my mum thought it was a sea monster. (Its the one on the left row in the middle)

But look here, another finished thing! Hoot Water Bottle Cover. Easy peasy to knit. Nice and quick. I think that everyone will be getting one of these for Christmas this year... and of course if I do decide that now, then I can have Christmas all sorted by the end of February. Perfect!

Just need to persuade my 16 yr old son that a knitted hot water bottle cover is the best thing ever and he really would like one of those!

11 comments:

Moogsmum said...

Oh, I love Hoot!! I think it would be a perfect Christmas present...hint hint.

I also think your mystery blanket is looking fab and that jellyfish looks very jellyfishlike. Keep going, not much more to go now!

xxx

Jan said...

Love the hottie bottie pattern ..love Jan xx

trash said...

Oh! Let's do a Hootie hottie swap!!

marit said...

I love Hoot too! But then I have a soft spot for owls...

The blanket is cute, and I agree with Moogsmum- the jellyfish is very jellyfishish:-)

marit said...

Me again;-)
I just looked at Hoot on Ravelry, and I have to say yours is much prettier with the embroidery and all!

Jo said...

I love your Hoot, I might have a go at one of these myself, so cute. Keep going with the blanket, I'm sure you'll think it's been worth it in the end.

busybusybeejay said...

I have done the Mystery Blanket but it didn't really grab me.It's finished and in a cupboard.I have joined again this year and am thrilled with it already,geometric, lots of beads, great colours,more my type of thing.Keep going with the other one .It is worth itin the end but I know what you mean.

wonderwoman said...

i love your blanket - just right for cheering you up, especially at the moment. I think the hottie cover is gawjus!!!

picperfic said...

I really love your blanket and bet it feels lovely all sewn up...love the dread locked policeman's helmet too, how clever!

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Moo and Mouse said...

I love the hot water bottle cover it's gorgeous, perfect for christmas presents, and there's still time...nothing wrong with being organised x