Saturday, 3 January 2009

Friday Inspiration - Warming your Knees

OK, so this week's inspiration is also a day late. Sorry!

This week we're looking at blankets. Blankets are very important in our house. Both my husband and I get very cold in the evenings, so always wrap ourselves up. All the blankets in our house are crocheted and date from a time before I knew about natural fibres and patterns. They are similar to this, just big granny squares, really.

I quite like the idea of knitting blankets in a modular fashion. It seems more manageable, though I'm not sure about all that seaming afterwards. The patterns that really catch y eye are log cabin designs like this, or this. I love the idea of trying mitred squares and Rambling Rows Afghan, looks a great example. 

I think my favourite of all though, is the Curlicue Coverlet. I like how different the pattern looks, depending on the choices made by the knitter.

What has been your favourite finished blanket/lapghan?

Do you have a favourite pattern that you'd like to make in the future?

Do you have a favourite type of yarn for making blankets/lapghans?

10 comments:

Nic said...

I'm on the ball this week ;)
http://wilbertandherma.blogspot.com/2009/01/friday-inspiration-on-saturdaylap.html

Squirrel said...

Ready!
http://squirrelsknittingconquests.blogspot.com/2009/01/friday-inspiration-warming-your-knees.html

Chris said...

Done
http://christinas-creations.blogspot.com/2009/01/warming-your-knees-uk-swap.html

RooKnits said...

I've posted too
http://rooknittting.blogspot.com/2009/01/warming-you-knees.html

Alison said...

I've published mine!

http://motherofallneedles.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-swap-friday-inspiration.html

Cycling Knitter said...

all posted

need ablanket for my knees tonight!

Miranda Moonstone said...

Caught up at last!
http://greengreenplanet.blogspot.com/2009/01/winter-warmers-catch-up.html

Ice Princess said...

Done over a week ago but forgot to post here.

http://frostyknits.blogspot.com/2009/01/friday-inspiration-4-warming-your-knees.html

Padiham Knitter said...

Better late than never - here's mine

http://padihamknitter.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-swap-warming-your-knees.html

couthyquine said...

I'm getting there - here's one more!

http://couthyquine.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-swap-catchup-warming-your-knees.html