Friday, 25 November 2011

Kaleidoscope ta-dah!


Yesterday I said to my husband I would be happy when my kaleidoscope blanket was finished... and he replied "so will your blog readers, you've been doing it for ages!" Well, I thought this was a little cheeky. It has taken two and a half months to make and I have loved seeing it evolve along the way. It is not as big as I intended to make it, but I would like to start on Christmassy things and so I have left it this size. There is no edging, so it is possible to go back to it at a later date and add a few more rounds should I wish to.



I love it so much I want to hang it on the wall and I might even run this idea past my husband....but for the time being it will live on the back of one of the sofas in the lounge.

The details for this blanket can be found on my Ravelry page here.


60 comments:

SusieT said...

Wow, that looks fantastic. Well done you. I can't believe you managed to make all that in such a short time. You must be so pleased with it. Can't wait to see what you make next.Sue.

Anna said...

Beautiful, I love the way you've put the colours together!

linda said...

It's beautiful and you can be sooo proud of it. Two and a half months is such a short time for so much work those motifs are small and can't have been easy to stitch together, it would have taken me months. I love the colours and how they all blend so well together :)

~ Laura said...

Your Kaleidoscope Blanket is a work of art!!! I think it is completely gorgeous!! I've pinned it so I can go and look at it all the time!! :) And one day I hope to make my very own!!!!

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

It really is a beautiful blanket, a huge achievement, very, very well done, what a treasure :D
Karen x

Little Blue Mouse said...

Ooh, that's absolutely gorgeous!

heather said...

Seriously gorgeous!!!! I can only imagine the amount of work, but it was so worth it! Awesome job!

ariadne said...

It is so so beautiful! Wear it on your shoulders at an evening out!AriadnefromGreece!

Hazel said...

It's gorgeous. Love it. x

The Craft Giraffe said...

oooooooooooohhhhh that is so beautiful and so worth all the time you put into it. It is stunning :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! Before you said something about hanging it on the wall I was thinking, "gee that looks like something someone would hang on their wall" haha. I like the way the colors are sort of separate but sort of blended, with little bits of opposing colors sprinkled in (like the couple orangey ones in the blue-ish section). And tell your hubby we all understand how long it takes to create a blanket, and we didn't mind the wait! hehe :) -Angie

Hillery said...

Beautiful! Amazing how all the colors come together so nicely. Congratulations on your finish. What's next?

Becca said...

Whoa! Outrageous! I can't stop looking at it.
Congratulations on getting it done.

Casey said...

it is really beautiful! Congrats on the finish!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

It's so beautiful that we are not tired of it :).

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

All your hard work has paid off well! Yay! This is a magnificent work of art. :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! So so so pretty!!!! I cannot believe it took you only 2.5 months! You crochet superwoman! What a beautiful awesome artwork! Well done! - Melanie

sucrette said...

wooooooooooooow! gorgeous! You should really hang it on your wall ! It is a pleasure for the eyes :)
You should hang it with a light from behind it...like a curtain etc...:)))
You did such an amazing job! BRAVO!
Angie

Fiona said...

Gorgeous ... that's definitely one for the wall. I wouldn't want anyone sitting on it! Have fun starting some new projects!

Faith said...

It's absolutely stunning! You've placed the colours so well, truly a work of art!

Marion said...

God, how beautiful ...
Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!
Congratulations for this wonderful work,
send you many Greetings,
Marion

Vicky said...

What a lovely blanket ~ I have enjoyed watching the growing of your blanket and your final ta-dah took my breath away! BEAUTIFUL! I think you should put it on the wall ~ afterall it is a work of ART!!

Floreal said...

Congratulations for this blanket! It's so cute!!!!

Susana said...

Hola y felicidades por hacer una manta tan bonita¡¡¡¡¡
Un saludo.

Hazels Crochet said...

That is stunning! I remember when you first started it, it has turned out amazing even if its not as big as you wanted it to be :)

Eileen said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful accomplishment. It is lovely.

winkieflash said...

Congratulations on finishing it! :) i think this is still one of the most exciting crochet projects of the past year. My favorite picture is your manequin wearing it! A lot of people wondered if it was actually a dress ;)
And I think hanging it on your wall is fab, you should do that! :D
xo,
wink

Liz said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning!

Amy said...

That is amazing! So gorgeous!!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Beautifully done, I love all the colors.

Dame en noir said...

I'm in love with this blanket.. Really. It was quite addictive to follow the progress and see it grow week after week.. Thank you for sharing this wonderful project!

irena said...

Beautifull, how long have you work on it?

Juliejaz said...

So very beautiful - I love it!

Carol said...

It is simply stunning and I'd never tire of seeing it.
Carol xx

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Wow! It's all I can say. Beautiful!!!

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ducklingsinarow said...

Congratulations on being done with your blanket! It is beautiful.

Jacquie said...

Ooooh , I love it !! such a work of art ....totally gorgeous :0)

Jacquie x

Chaotic Crafting said...

Love love love love LOVE this!!! So pretty!

Stel said...

Well DONE. It really is beautiful and something to be proud. An inspiration for one day!It looks equally beautiful on the bacck of the couch.

Annette said...

What a fantastic piece of art! Put it up on the wall and be proud!!!! I certainly would...

Pati from London said...

I love it!!! Am amazed it only took you 2 months!!!! These days with my third child still being so little am struggling to do any crochet at all and I miss it... It would go perfect in your lovely sitting room wall, x Pati

Kristen said...

Wow!! Spectacular, that's all I can say. That last photo, with the light passing through the blanket, is just incredible. Two months? I'm amazed. Well done! :)

Ati. said...

I LOVE it !!!

DISFRUTANDO CON EL CROCHET said...

OHHHHH!!!!!QUE CHULA!!!

Natalia K said...

It's amazing!! I'm juste in love with this blanket!!!

judyk2310 said...

This is amazing! Great work and I like your blog that I've just discovered.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! Can you give out a pattern for this?

MeMe Rose said...

thank you... the last sentence of this post has the link to my ravelry page which has the pattern details

Colher de mel said...

é lindooo....

sev said...

C'est sublime!!!J'en reviens pas tellement c'est beau! puis-je vous citer sur mon blog!!
merci pour votre réponse.
sev

MeMe Rose said...

Thank you Sev for your kind words... yes of course you can link to my blog...

Napptural Triplet Mum said...

This definately deserves to go on the wall.

Maple Syrup said...

I've been making a shawl in a similar way to this, except with lots of little flowers, but have no idea how to stitch them all together... How did you join yours?

sev said...

I have just put the link on my blog.
Thank you very much

see you

sev

Anonymous said...

Love this so much. Has inspired me to make my own!

coffeewithjee said...

Wonderfullllll...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jayne said...

Gorgeous!!! Just found your blog via Pinterest so happy, love your work!!!

Voolina - Mateja Kuhar said...

Oh, my goodness... You made this?! It looks really really great as a dress!!!

billy said...

Amazing! I must make this too