I enjoy everything about making blankets from planning and choosing the pattern and colours, the excitement of starting a new blanket and of course I enjoy the actual crocheting! I love putting it all together (apart from sewing in the ends, I would be fibbing if I said I enjoyed that part!) and making a pretty border to finish it all off.
I love the fact that the blankets I have made for our house actually get used...especially now the weather is colder. Miss M loves to snuggle under a blanket whilst she reads or watches television in the evenings. They are also used a lot for den building when she has friends over! I love the extra warmth of having a blanket on my bed at night too...and actually G has admitted that he appreciates this too. Surely this is him secretly saying go ahead and make plenty more blankets as they are so cosy and useful?!
My blankets are always made using DK yarn usually a mix of Stylecraft Special and Sirdar Snuggly as I love the colours available in these ranges, they are soft and wash really well too.
My latest blanket which you can see in the last photograph in this post, is almost finished and I am currently double crocheting all the squares together. This blanket will be a Christmas gift for a special work friend. I really hope she likes it.
I have 2 more blankets that I want to make now and am just waiting on a yarn delivery so that I can make a start on one of them. I can't wait!
Do you love making blankets too?