Yay i have FINALLY finished my bobble blanket for baby sticklebrick (that's the nick name for our little boy at the moment - stupid i know, speak to the hubby it was his idea!)
I am so pleased with it, it has worked out really well.
I used cream Aran wool for the bulk of it and cheated a bit by doing it in treble crochet (bobbles work best with single crochet in between but as i knew it was going to be a big blanket i thought forget that!). All the bobbles and the border are done using ordinary coloured acrylic wool. When i started it we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl so i waited until we found out to do the border and chose some appropriate colours. I wanted it to be bright and i think i have definitely acheived that!
This wicked border was taken from the book Around the corner crochet borders by Edie Eckman, no. 24.It was the first border from the book i have tried and it worked well. Instructions were pretty clear and easy to follow. Not too many rows to do but looks great in the boyish colours.
This is my 20 week scan, not very clear in this picture but all was well. He has been wriggling around alot over the last two weeks and i am feeling pretty much every gymnastics move he is practicing! Which is really nice but also a bit of a pain when your trying to get to sleep! haha.
Will do a tutorial for the bobble blanket if anyone is interested. It is so versatile you can change it up so many ways - i have seen it done in just one plain colour which looks very effective, you can have the bobbles in straight columns rather than staggered like mine are, their really is loads of options to try. I would definitely recommend having a go at one, or just use the pattern for another item, a bag, a scarf, cushion cover... anything!