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Saturday, 6 September 2014

University Challenge Blanket


Back in the Spring I started making lots of squares using Sirdar Sublime. 
It can be a little on the pricey side but it is really nice wool to work with.



I have spent the last week or two blocking out the 110 squares 
and crocheting them together.



For anyone who knows me they would tell you I struggle with random 



So the challenge element was definitely putting the blanket together without any order. 



 The only way I could cope was to put all the squares into a bag and pull them out 1 at a time 


If your eyesight is good enough you will see that the only place I ended up with two of the same colour was right at the bottom and I decided I could live with that in the name of random.

There are some gorgeous blankets appearing in blog land all of which have been made with lots of love ready to keep a love one safe whilst at University and hopefully this one will do just that.

So I give to you my 'University Challenge Blanket'

Mx



20 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, I love the squares you've used. I presume it's for your daughter, it will keep her lovely and snuggly at uni.

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    1. Unfortunately not for daughter this time. It's for my friends daughter who is off to Birmingham in two weeks to start her Uni experience. But I am working on another one for daughter too.

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  2. I just posted a comment, but it's disappeared, so I'll look tomorrow to see if it has appeared. Weird. Take care.

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    1. Don't think it's reappeared how bizarre.

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  3. I love crocheting but absolutely hate crocheting all the squares together. Yours looks so lovely and neat and I'm sure the love alone crocheted into it will keep somebody warm.
    I too don't do random!!

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    1. I enjoy making all the squares but then suddenly remember they are all going to need joining together. This one two a whole weekend to put together.

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  4. It is lovely!!! Random is hard to do, I have to work it out beforehand to make sure that it is as "random" as it can be. Apparently in nature there is no such thing as random as patterns occur all the time and so do clumps! xx

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    1. Normally I plan the pattern and decide how it's going to come together but this time I really wanted to try and leave it to as it comes so pulling them out of a bag was the only way I could stop myself obsessing about how random they were. It took it out of my control....

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  5. Gorgeous blanket! Random is hard, had that with one that I finished recently, I would lay it out on the floor and arrange them as random as I could but there was always two the same that ended up near each other. Oh, well. That wool is nice, I bet its lovely and soft.

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    1. Sublime really lives up to it's name. It can be quite pricey depending on where you get it from but it is worth it when you see the finished piece. My friends daughter absolutely loved it when she opened it and has promised to look after it.

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  6. Totally beautiful Mitzi - and I have my blanket post already to do this afternoon !I love Sublime wool, it's so lovely to work with isn't it and it makes the warmest, snuggliest blankets. I'm a complete randomophobe too - and I think that pulling each square out of the bag is such a good way to do this - definitely a top tip.
    have a good weekend Mitzi,
    Kate xx

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    1. I hadn't used Sublime before but it was really lovely to work with. I was quite tempted to keep it for myself but that would of been selfish of me wouldn't it :-)

      Thought Imm's blanket is lovely and the main/contrast colours went so well together.

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  7. I love the pattern on your squares, beautiful blanket - looks warm and cosy, made with love xx

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    1. I did enjoy doing it. Just a square every now and then since spring. They had been sitting on the shelf waiting to put together for the last couple of weeks and then I decided I really needed to get myself moving to join them altogether other wise I'd of been putting it in the post.

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  8. What a gorgeous blanket, Mitzi! I like the pattern and the colours look warm and comforting! It is such a good idea to put the squares together randomly, you avoided long hours of laying the grannies onto the floor, putting them from one place to another. Have a nice evening! Viola

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    1. Welcome Viola, I have spent hours trying to decide on patterns before even asking for opinions on the best one from my fellow bloggers. I don't do random very well I usually like to have some sort of order in my mind. The only way I could settle this one was to put the squares in a bag and pull them out one at a time and there were only two that ended up the same colour next to one another but I couldn't change it or it wouldn't of been random anymore.

      Mitzi

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  9. It's fabulous Mitzi, it must be so soft in that lovely Sublime yarn. I love the bag method to get a random look - works beautifully. Have a great week.
    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane,

      Really loved your blanket. The sublime yarn is very soft and very warm I was having a little melting moment whilst I was sat with on my knee joining them altogether.

      Mitzi

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  10. A good method for doing random!
    I love the red, a lovely shade.
    I hope it provides some comfort and snuggling time at Uni.
    Lisa x

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    1. It is really warm colours isn't it. My friend tells me her daughter sat with it wrapped around her all evening once she had opened it.

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