The Springtime Throw - by Nikki Trench this has been in the making for many a year now.
I started this way back in August 2011!! as a bit of a stash buster using up scraps of wool left over from other projects.
I had a splurge on it way back when and only picked it up now and again since then.
I found it again back in January and realised I had spent many an hour making these little squares and if I didn't do something about it, it would have all been for nothing.
(powered by tea and biscuits)
I dug deep and made this my main project instead of something to drop onto when I felt like it and I finally finished it this month. There were mistakes along the way!
I was supervised these last few weeks closely by my cat Oskar.
He took a massive shine to this blanket.
In all it's glory.
The pattern called for a 4mm hook and I used a 3mm as I wanted dinky little squares. The finished item was a good sized lap blanket but I added a lacy border to bring it all together. I couldn't find a border I liked so I designed this one, its very simple but effective I think.
It has been said that it looks a bit like a skeleton in a bobble hat and I must agree.
Oskar has well and truly claimed it, wherever it is he gravitates to it.