Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2016

Deliriously Happy / Freudentaumel



Dear friends,


even though I'm deliriously happy I'd better stop dancing with joy cause the weather-gods above might think I'm wishing for rain. That would be a shame, as I'm happy cause there's (at last) plenty of sunshine and because I've (finally) finished my blanket!

HOORAY! 

Here it is:
  

History:
  • Idea: 1st of May 2015
  • Start:
    • 1st try: 6th of September 2015
    • 2nd try: mid October 2015
  • Granny squares:
  • Joining:
    • 1st try: 21st of April 2016
    • 2nd try: 24th of April 2016
  • Start of edging: 3rd of May 2016
  • Completion: 5th of May 2016
  • Measurements: 190 x 200 cm
  • Yarn:
    • 2 packs of “Deramores Studio DK Seascape Colour Pack“ (Sky, Malachite, Peridot, Topaz, Oatmeal, Jade, Pearl, Fir, Smoke, Amethyst, Mist und Blue Velvet)
    • 1,5 skein Stylecraft Special DK “Saffron”
    • 2 additional skeins Deramores Studio DK “Pearl”

Before I could start joining the grannies I had some decisions to make. In the end I choose a blanket measuring 15 rows at 14 grannies each. I spent one whole evening laying out all 210 grannies needed. Got some help here, but still made plenty of adjustments till I was completely pleased with the result.



The technique I used for joining the grannies is somewhat unorthodox. The joining tends to tilt towards one side but I'm quite happy with it as it was fast and easy as well. I did use nearly two complete skeins for the joining though...
  
Legend (Joining + Edging)

Joining - chart


As I had figured right from the start of joining the grannies that two skeins of „Pearl“ would not suffice, I had ordered some more in time, so I did not have to delay starting with the edging...
  
Chart Edging


The edging isn't special at all, but I like it. I did need both newly arrived skeins though!

Now I've got nine grannies left. That would make a lovely cushion to go with the blanket, but for now I'll just enjoy the sunshine and that wonderful sense of delight because I've finally finished my first blanket...

I'll keep in touch!

P.S.: As I cannot draw I made the charts with “Crochet Charts” (free download).
P.S.2: ch-3-picot = ch 3 + dc in 3rd ch from hook





Liebe Freunde,


auch wenn ich unendlich froh darüber bin, dass draußen endlich wieder die Sonne scheint und ich auch ENDLICH die Decke fertiggehäkelt habe, sollte ich besser mit meinem Freudentanz aufhören, bevor die Wettergötter ihn als Regentanz deuten. Egal! Endlich kann ich euch an meiner Freude teilhaben lassen!

Hier ist die Decke!

HURRA!
  

Verlaufsprotokoll:
  • Idee: 1. Mai 2015
  • Anfang:
    • Fehlstart: 6. September 2015
    • Neuanfang: Mitte Oktober 2015
  • Granny Squares:
  • Zusammenhäkeln:
    • Anfang: 21. April 2016
    • Neustart: 24. April 2016
  • Anfang der Borte: 3. Mai 2016
  • Fertigstellung: 5. Mai 2016
  • Abmessung der fertigen Decke: 190 x 200 cm
  • Garn/Garnverbrauch:
    • 2 Pakete „Deramores Studio DK Seascape Colour Pack“ (bestehend aus: Sky, Malachite, Peridot, Topaz, Oatmeal, Jade, Pearl, Fir, Smoke, Amethyst, Mist und Blue Velvet)
    • 1,5 Knäuel Stylecraft Special DK „Saffron“
    • 2 zusätzliche Knäuel Deramores Studio DK „Pearl“
        

Bevor ich mit dem Zusammenhäkeln anfangen konnte, musste ich einige Entscheidungen treffen. Zu guter Letzt entschied ich mich für eine Decke bestehend aus 15 Reihen je 14 Grannies. Dann verging noch ein ganzer Abend mit dem Auslegen der Häkelquadrate. Unschätzbare Hilfe bekam ich hier, wenngleich ich noch das eine oder andere änderte, bis ich mit dem Resultat wirklich zufrieden war...
  
 

Die Technik, mit der ich die Grannies zusammengehäkelt habe ist etwas unorthodox. Das Resultat neigt auch dazu zu einer Seite zu kippen, aber ich bin zufrieden. Mit dieser Methode schritt das Zusammenhäkeln rasch voran und die Technik ist einfach umzusetzen. Fürs Zusammenhäkeln brauchte ich übrigens nahezu 2 komplette Knäuel.
  
Legende (für Zusammenhäkeln und Borte)

Zusammenhäkeln


Mir war schnell klar, dass das Garn nicht reichen würde, also hatte ich zeitig Nachschub besorgt. Somit ergab es keine Zwangspause, bis ich mit der Borte anfangen konnte.

Die Borte selbst hat sich irgendwie von selbst ergeben. Sie ist nicht besonders anspruchsvoll, aber ich finde sie hübsch. Auch sie verschlang nahezu zwei Knäuel Garn!
  


Jetzt habe ich noch neun Grannies übrig. Vielleicht mache ich daraus ein Kissen, aber jetzt möchte ich einfach das Hochgefühl genießen, eine Decke fertiggestellt zu haben!
  

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

P.S.: Da ich absolut nicht malen kann, habe ich die Anleitungsbilder mithilfe des Programms „Crochet Charts“ (gibt’s im free download) angefertigt.
P.S.2: 3er-Picot = 3 Lm + fM in 1. Lm


Kommentare:

  1. Just love it, and it did need those yellow squares too.
    I really like this joining methode. Never seen it before.
    Have you made the Charts yourself? I am trying to find something I can manage to mage my own With. Have a Nice evening.

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    1. Hello Monica,
      the chart-programm I used is available online as free download. It took me a while to get the hand of it though! And true - I made the joining methode up myself...
      Have a nice evening too,
      Marjan

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  2. Amazing blanket! Pretty colors, pretty squares, pretty joining technique... I'm impressed!

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Magdalena! I'm very happy and pretty proud too!
      Have a nice weekend,
      Marjan

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  3. Wow, it's amazing! God job, congratulation:-)
    Greetings from Poland:-)

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    1. Dear Marzena,
      thank you very much! I'm so happy with the blanket!
      Hope you had a successful day too,
      Marjan

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  4. Oh, my dear, what a wonderful blanket!! It's perfect and you're a very talented crocheter. Congratulations! Have a lovely day! xxx

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    1. Thank you very much for this compliment! It makes me very happy as I always admire your wonderful creations!
      Have a delightful weekend,
      Marjan

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  5. A gorgeous, gorgeous blanket !!!!
    Have a lovely weekend !
    Anna

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Anna!
      Hope you'll have a lovely weekend too,
      Marjan

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  6. Congratulations!! It's beautiful, love the squares, the joining and the border. I'll follow your instructions, they are great. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend enjoyin your achivement :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm still tremendously happy cause I find it hard to believe the blanket is finally done and cause I'm so happy the way it turned out.
      Have a creative weekend,
      Marjan

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  7. What a beautiful edging!! And the blanket has become gorgeous!!! It's soooooooooooo pretty!!!
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Sigrid

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    1. Hello, Sigrid,
      thank very much! I'm terribly happy with the blanket!
      Have a nice weekend,
      Marjan

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  8. Hello dear Marjan, your blanket is absolutely beautiful! Your squares are perfectly square and the finishing is so perfect and lovely. Thank you for sharing the pattern details. I love the colors you have used. I'm sure you will enjoy this beautiful blanket for many years. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Hello, Dear Pat,
      unfortunately the blanket will not stay with me for long. It's to be a wedding-gift. As I'm so delighted with the blanket though I seriouly consider making us one too (notwithstanding the hard work) in different shades though.
      Have a nice weekend,
      Marjan

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  9. Die Decke ist so wunderschön geworden! Ich mag deine Farbzusammenstellung sehr. Das Gelb gibt der ganzen Decke Frische und Fröhlichkeit. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende, Viola

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    1. Dankeschön, liebe Viola!
      Zu guter Letzt war ich mir wegen dem Gelb so gar nicht mehr sicher. Aber als die Decke dann ausgelegt war, wußte ich, dass die Entscheidung, die dazu zu nehmen, richtig gewesen war. Ohne würde was fehlen!
      Schönes Wochenende!
      Marjan

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  10. What a beauty and it is so big, I can see myself snuggling in it right now.

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    1. Hello Mary,
      happy you like the blanket. It's big and heavy and soft. I will definitely make one for us (as this one's a wedding-gift).
      Have a nice week,
      Marjan

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  11. It's beautiful! I love the colors and the contrasting white edging. I don't think I've ever seen that method of joining the grannies, but I love the end result, it's so pretty! So I need to go back and study your chart a bit more, because I totally need to try this.

    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

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    1. Hello Teresa,
      didn't come across this method of joining anywhere before either but someone might have tried it. It's not the most elegant or sophisticated join, rather quick and easy instead, and it suited me best.
      Thank you for pinning!
      Marjan

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  12. Oh I wish I knew how to crochet, this is sooo very pretty. Sie is sher schone (sorry if my grammar is wrong, your blanket really is beautiful)

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    1. Hello Michelle,
      thank you very much! Crochet isn't difficult at all - why don't you give it a try?
      Have a nice weekend,
      Marjan

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  13. Such a lovely blanket! I love the pattern of these squares and your joining method! Thanks so much for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Happy to know you liked it! It's always fun to pop in at Submarine Sunday!
      Have a nice week,
      Marjan

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  14. Congratulations for winning my Link up last week.
    A New party is open :)

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  15. It is so pretty Marjan, I came back for a second look. This has to be a solid blanket. Rich and supple to the touch, not to mention eye candy with all those gorgeous colors. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration.

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Mary. The blanket really is beautiful and I'm happy I've choosen Deramores Studio DK, as it's much softer than Stylecraft special DK (with I like too though). Thank you for hosting your wonderful party!

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  16. beautiful color and a unique (to me at least) way to join and the edging is awesome! thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm no good at join-as-you-go and I did not feel up to any of the sophisticated joining methodes around, so I just thought of something easy and simple. Worked out fine and I'm going to keep using it!
      Happy crocheting,
      Marjan

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