Sunday, June 12, 2011

Can you believe it.....

.... 253 squares......126.5 hours......two years, one month and one week later....The crackghan is finished!
Finished size is 56" long and 36" wide. Perfect for just me, snuggling up on the couch with the cats and a good movie.

Here's a shot to give you some perspective:I love everything about this blanket. I love the weight, I love the drape, I love the colour, I love the warmth - I don't think I could find a more perfect blanket.

This of course, is also a favourite among the cats. Even as I was knitting is, I was often finding myself with one, two, or all three trying to grab a corner to snuggle with.

And of course, I never could have completed it without all the generous donations of leftovers from fellow bloggers - so once again a HUGE thank-you to you!!!

I still have lots of leftovers left over, so I'm on the hunt for another sock weight leftover blanket... any suggestions?

15 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Fantastic. I really like the scrappiness about it; every square has its own story!

Walden said...

Congrats! It looks great!

Abby said...

Beautiful!

Monika said...

That's a great accomplishment! I love colorful things. I hope you can enjoy it, before the cats wrestle it from you!

lexa said...

It's gorgeous!

Araignee said...

Wow! That is amazing. What a work of art!

zoom said...

Don't you just love finishing something that you love everything about? It's gorgeous, really. Congratulations.

Delusional Knitter said...

That is fabulous ... so is it the crackghan because you must've been on crack to do a crazy project that large?!?!

LeslieA said...

Your blanket is lovely and I hope you spend many happy hours snuggling up in it.

Dee said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations!

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

WOW! I'm impressed!

Alisha said...

love it! sadly mine is only a few rows.....i look forward to having it finished though. i need to knit some more socks to get some scraps.

Knatolee said...

WOW! I LOVE it. What an accomplishment.

knittingknewbie said...

Well done! What a great blanket.

LuAnn said...

What a gorgeous blanket. Mine isn't half finished yet, and I've lost steam. Seeing your finished blanket makes me want to keep working on it. I once saw a log cabin blanket knit from leftover sock yarn. It was divided into warm and cool colors and divided that way.