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Inspiration - man blanket

I'm currently in cahoots with my broseph for his birthday. I wanted to make him a blanket, but I soon realized in order to make one he genuinely liked, I would have to consult him on the pattern and colours, therefore it would not be a surprise.

It needed to look manly, but not too boring. I was conscious of it looking dated in the future, which meant the colour and pattern we chose would play a huge factor. After much humming and hawing, I found a style of blanket that broseph very much approved of {you can see it here}. It was straight forward, masculine, wasn't too colour restrictive and doesn't scream a particular age group. In stead of blue and yellow, he wanted maroon to be incorporated {no objections here}, so here's what I sent his way for approval ...


From there, I made some tweaks and we narrowed it down to this ...


... he's very happy with it, which is something I didn't expect. After work yesterday I managed to find the perfect Aran wool, whose colour I can only compare to a warm gunmetal grey, and came in the perfect quantity of two shit-tonnes of yarn. The detail colour yarn only comes in similar amounts, so I'm scouring the internet for some smaller skeins. 


Since broseph's birthday is now less than a month away, I literally had to start crocheting the moment I got home last night. The selfish side of me is so happy to have a project to work on, and I happily crocheted 4 lines last night. I'm the kind of person who constantly needs something to do. Otherwise I'm screaming with boredom.

Before I went to sleep last night, I said to hubby "I'll do a couple lines in bed before I go asleep." I sound like a crack addict. 

4 comments:

  1. I think it's going to look great - can't wait to see it progress. I like how you plan it out. I like a plan!! You should see the complicated pattern I devised for my waterlily blanket... no randomness, there! There was a whole design based on Sudoku! Actually I must blog about it at some point - it was genius (in my humble opinion).

    And I must tell you - you made me go out and buy a tube of pringles!!! You mentioned pringles in your comment on my blog, and started me craving them... they were good...

    Oh, and ooops about the toilet paper moment at work... I guess at least I was at home!

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    1. Oh I can't start on a crochet or knitting project all willy nilly. It must be my inner OCD rearing its ugly head. You must, must, must share your Sudoku crochet pattern. You have every right to be proud of that! Totes crafty.

      You reminding me of Pringles - picked up two tins last night while grocery shopping. It's a vicious cycle!

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    2. Oh I can't start on a crochet or knitting project all willy nilly. It must be my inner OCD rearing its ugly head. You must, must, must share your Sudoku crochet pattern. You have every right to be proud of that! Totes crafty.

      You reminding me of Pringles - picked up two tins last night while grocery shopping. It's a vicious cycle!

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  2. A few lines before bed! I laughed out loud when I read that :-)

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