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Yay! Made my first gif!

Yay! Made my first gif!

It's still blanket weather here. Usually by now it's warmed up, beautiful sunny days with a cool breeze, moving on to crazy hot in a few weeks time. But it's been a long cold winter (we are not used to that!) and I still need a few blankets on the bed, so I've had a chance to use my latest scrappy blanket. It's a good one ā€“ soft and warm and woolly. 

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I was lucky enough to pick up two bags of good quality sock yarn in the second hand shop for $14, I'd be lucky to get two nice new balls of yarn for that around here! They gave me the idea to knit several strands of sock yarn together to make them thick enough for a blanket and I added some other yarns from my stash, all picked up second hand.

I knit to relax so this is nothing fancy in terms of stitiches or pattern. A plain stitch project without a complicated pattern to follow so that I don't have to think too much as I go along is the best thing. Then all I need is a good movie and a cup of peppermint tea and I'm a happy camper. 

The centre rectangle is two strands of sock yarn knit together and the border is one strand of sock yarn and one strand of a solid colour knit into a long strip that I sewed with blanket stitch as I went along. I kept going round and round the centre until the size looked about right, then finished with two crochet borders, first a double crochet one chain repeat pattern then a very pretty shell stitch border  from here. the finished dimensions are approx. 124cm by 145cm.

Super easy with lots of crazy colour combinations ā€“ very quirky! As I was knitting away I loved seeing how the colours combined with each other as I changed to the next ball of yarn.