Friday, February 4, 2011
I finished hooking Sadie's blanket last night while watching a couple of episodes of Monk on Netflix. I was glad to finish it. Although a fun project in many ways, it seemed long. The part I love most, the ruffles, was a bit tedious by the end. I just wanted to finish. I spent a little time weaving in the ends this afternoon with the blanket laid out on the dining room table. The light is not good today as it is snowing yet again. Sigh. But, here are some ta-da pictures of the finished blanket.
I love that it is so girly and pink and ruffly.
The lacy ripple worked up quickly and evenly in the pomp.
Playing with ruffles was fun.
I crocheted this with Delight Pomp Yarn by Hobby Lobby. The yarn is soft and has a great drape when worked up. The only change I might have made was to hold two strands together for the main part of the blanket. I might be wrong, but the ruffle seems a bit heavy and doubling up the yarn in the center may better balance the blanket. On further thought, doubling up might take away the lacy effect I like so much.
Pomp, or pompadour, yarn refers to the silky thread wrapped round and round the fibers. I love the silky shine, but have never had much luck with other brands of this type of yarn. Often, I struggled with the silky thread separating and pulling. This would create snags in my work and mess with the tension.
Delight Pomp was smooth and rarely split. It is delightful work with. Hooking was smooth and effortless with an aluminum Boye hook.
Here is the main menu for Sadie's Blanket:
Sweet Delight Pomp Yarn ( 4 skeins) in Pink Dawn
Sweet Delight Pomp Yarn ( 2 skeins) in Naked
Total skeins - 6 X $5.29 a skein = $31.74
Yarn is 54% Acrylic, 36% Polyamide, 10% Rayon. Light worsted and can be laundered and dried in the machine.
Boye crochet hook F/5-3.75mm
I will write the pattern up soon as I am thinking of creating a boy's version as well.