Hello and welcome back to K-town, I hope you’ll enjoy the first chapter of my Magic Blanket Ride!
If you’ve missed the introduction to this project, you can read everything about it in my previous post.
This is what I’ve made so far:
The blanket is 1,50m (~ 59 inches) wide, and I’m planning for a length of at least 1,50m up to 1,80m (~70 in). I make the blanket in one piece, so this time there’s no joining squares and only a few ends to weave in, depending on how many colored stripes I’m gonna make. So far, I’ve made three colored stripes and I’m always looking forward to the next one for a bit of a change (it takes a while to make a long row like this and with only white and grey, it gets a bit boring after a while).
I wasn’t bored at all, when I lost the cable of my hook just when I had almost finished a row. Boy, I was really annoyed, and I needed two more attempts to complete the row because I kept losing the damn cable! Intended as a temporary solution, I’ve connected the hook and the cable with superglue at the swivel, and to me it makes absolutely no difference, so there’s no need to order a new hook. I guess you always have to anticipate some little accidents on a Magic Blanket Ride, don’t you think? :)
Oh, I’ve almost forgot to say a few words about the yarn: this time I’m working with acrylic yarn. For the colored stripes I use mainly “Bravo” by Schachenmayer or similar yarns. The white and grey yarn is from the drugstore, it’s the same quality like the “Bravo”, but it’s slightly cheaper (and I need LOTS of white and grey, that’s for sure). Actually the recommended hook size is 3-4mm, but I’m working with a 5mm hook (US H-8), as double-ended crochet pattern look nicer and feel softer with a slightly larger hook.
Some intermediate statistics at the end:
Width: 1,50m (~59 in) (constant)
Length: 18cm (~7 in)
Colored Stripes: 3
Days actually worked on the blanket: 6 (no day off so far)
I only wished I had more time, but I can only work on the blanket a few hours in the evenings. So please be patient with me, maybe you shouldn’t expect a too substantial progress so soon. Nevertheless, I hope to meet you back here again for Chapter 2 of the Magic Blanket Ride!