Hello my friends. Do you like the title of my post? Haha, a play on words. My Sophie's Universe blanket is finally completed! It's new home will be in Turkey.
You may remember that I began this project back in July of 2017. I diligently worked on it every day until I left for Turkey and when I returned home, it kind of sat in a bag in the closet.
But, like many of you, I hate to have unfinished projects. So, since the middle of January I have been working to get this blanket completed. I added my own design for the border (starts with the green leaves shown above), as I loved doing the red roses and wanted to incorporate it the edging. It's such an intricate designed blanket that I felt it needed a little more pizazz for a border.
Here's the little bag of yarn leftovers from this project. I must say, this blanket is a yarn eater! Originally, I purchased 15 shades of yarn but ended up using 13 skeins. I had purchased this yarn to make another Attic24 coastal ripple blanket in a different color combination. But, after working on it awhile, I frogged it. My inspiration for this blanket was Kate over at Kate's Adventures; look at her gorgeous blanket she made! Isn't it amazing with that additional border? I ran out of energy and yarn to make my blanket any larger. . .
I completed my Vintage Fairy Lights socks. This was a fun and easy knit from talented designer Helen Stewart. I'm now awaiting to begin The Handmade Sock Society. My new DPNs and sock yarn are ready!
It's Saturday night here and my little grandchildren just left. My dear children pictured above, took off for a short 3 day cruise. So, I and my dear son-in-law along with my dear husband, took care of the little ones. It was a fun time for all. We will all be cruising together later in the summer.
Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and I know absolutely nothing about football. But, we will celebrate on this day nonetheless.
Take care my dear friends and thank you again for all your great advice regarding my new bed. The bed arrived a week ago, is all put together and now I'm waiting on the new mattress. Patience. . .
With my best wishes,