Posted by Amy | Posted in Staff Projects | Posted on 17-02-2012
I have two more gorgeous projects to show you today. Sara who is the Marketing Director here at the Black Sheep is knitting two different projects at the moment for her two little girls.
The image below is what is going to be a blanket knitted in a variety of Sublime double knit yarns including Baby Cashmere Merino Silk Dk, Extra Fine Merino Dk and Baby Silk and Bamboo Dk. At the moment it is not actually a blanket, so we decided to lay out some of the many, many squares (there are 88 in total!!) to get a feel for how it is going to look when finished. Sara has joined 8 squares together in a row which will be the width of the blanket - 8 squares by 11 squares. As you can see from the photo each piece has been carefully tacked together then hand sewn with embroidery cotton so that the joins aren’t visible. This is a long process, but will be well worth it when finished. A lot of love and care has gone into this project.
Sara wanted to make a ‘snuggle blanket’ for her daughters. If they are not feeling too well they can cosy up in the blanket and snuggle. Something that she hopes they will remember in years to come like the crocheted blanket Sara had when she was a little girl. Her mum crocheted the blanket in granny squares, although the blanket became holey and worn over the years she still has one of the squares today. This in fact was her something old when she got married.
On to the next project ……….
Sara has chosen to knit this ‘Little Savannah’ Shrug from the Sublime book 632 in Sirdar Baby Bamboo Dk shade 156. This shade is curently on offer at just £1.69 a ball. The yarn looks great knitted up in this shade and has quite a luxurious feel. A cute summer cover up.