Thursday, July 14, 2011

Magic Blanket Ride: Chapter 2

Today's the first day of our two weeks summer vacations, yippie! Actually it will rather be a working vacation, because we want to renovate the balcony and the bathroom and buy new furniture. So today we started our "vacations" with a trip to the DIY store and this afternoon John has already painted the wood panelling on the balcony. There's still a lot to do though, but maybe we can still go on a few days vacation to Austria - depending on how much time and money is left after the renovating :)

But now back to the Magic Blanket Ride - it's getting more and more colorful, look:

To tell you the truth, in the beginning I was a little worried, that the blanket might not turn out the way I had it in mind, but now I like it better every day!

It looks so happy with all those different colors, and there are still seven colors left that I haven't used yet!

Here are both sides in a direct comparison, I also love the way the dark side turns out:

Intermediate Statistics:

Width: 1,50m (~59 in) (still the same)
Length: 42cm (~16.5 in)
Colored Stripes: 9
Days actually worked on the blanket: 13 (today was my first day off)

And now I've got to leave you for today - Thursday night is poker night :)


  1. Your blanket is getting prettier and prettier! Good job.
    Hope you have a fantastic vacation which leads to a beautiful bathroom and balcony!!

  2. Hallo Barbara! Deine Decke sieht schon richtig toll aus und das von beiden Seiten!:0)
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Urlaubszeit! Ich hoffe du kannst dich neben der vielen Arbeit auch ein wenig erholen!
    Liebe Grüße! Barbina

  3. Love how the blanket is looking. So glad that you're enjoying it more and more, too - those are the best types of projects!

  4. It's looking good Barbara. Good luck with your renovations. :)

  5. your blanket is beautiful

  6. I love it. Is this just single crochet. I admire you! I just dont think I could ever make a whole blanket from single crochet or half-double crochet. Too tedious. Why does the back look different from the front???

  7. Thank you all for your nice comments, I'm glad you all follow my progress with this blanket!

    Bri - oh, I really wished you could touch the fabric, it's not just single or half-double crochet! I make this blanket with the double-ended crochet technique (it's similar to knitting, made with a double-ended long hook or - in this case - with a circular crochet hook). If you use more than one color, the two sides look different. If you'd like to read more about this project, just click the "Magic Blanket Ride" label at the bottom of this post or in the topics cloud at the top right of the page.

  8. Hi Barbara! I found your blog through ICrochet ... love the blanket that you are hooking. =) The texture is nifty and I love the pops of color.

    Erin @ Dutch Girl Diary

  9. hmn. a very intriguing blanket indeedy! x

  10. Liebe Barbara,

    Deine Decke wird ja immer schöner...oh ich freue mich schon auf die nächsten Bilder.
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Urlaub und hoffe Du hast trotzdem noch genügend Zeit zum häkeln und genießen...

    Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt,

  11. Wow, what a special design this is! I have never seen something like this before, very pretty!

    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    love Maaike

  12. I totally would have to SEE what you mean by circular double ended hooks. You are SO brave. I would have taken one look .... and yea, kept on walking if I saw a project that required such an alien tool!

  13. Sehr hübsch...da würde mir ja doch glatt die Geduld fehlen ;o)!

    LG vom KleinenLieschen-Andrea


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