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Finished my rainbow stashbuster blanket, but...

(23 Posts)
Witzend Thu 29-Oct-20 15:54:14

...I still have a hefty stash left!
(I feel some Twiddle Muffs coming on.)

Still here it is, 4 quarters joined. I couldn’t find a neat way to join multicoloured non-fringe edges, so knitted a band to cover the join.
It will go to Gdcs next time we see them. Just as well my dd isn’t precious about her decor - she loves lots of colour!

B9exchange Thu 29-Oct-20 16:04:49

Superb piece of work, you can be very proud! You could use up odd bits of wool by knitting the grandchildren some of Jean Greenhowe's animals? smile

Kalu Thu 29-Oct-20 16:08:28

That’s very impressive Witzend. I love the rainbow colours. It just proves what can be done with our bags of stash.

Witzend Thu 29-Oct-20 16:15:24

I wish I could, *@B9exchange, but their house is awash with soft toys, not to mention the other kind!

I think it’ll have to be more twiddle muffs now. I did make some for the local hospital, but there’s a dementia care home I will ask, too.

Beechnut Thu 29-Oct-20 16:29:38

It’s lovely Witzend, very cheery on a day like today.

Callistemon Thu 29-Oct-20 16:33:15

It's lovely Witzend
Your GDC will love it.

Wheniwasyourage Thu 29-Oct-20 16:54:09

That's brilliant, Witzend! I think the stash breeds when you're not looking though, so no matter how many blankets or twiddle muffs you make, it'll always be following you around... hmm

DanniRae Thu 29-Oct-20 16:58:40

Well done! That is a lovely blanket smile

grannypiper Thu 29-Oct-20 17:17:42

You are so talented, i hope you are proud of your creation x

Bathsheba Thu 29-Oct-20 17:27:09

Wow, this is great! Well done, it really is lovely, and I do love how you've left all the ends as a fringe - very effective!

Billybob4491 Thu 29-Oct-20 17:38:54

That looks great Witzend I am knitting Father Christmas's like there is no tomorrow!

Nanof3 Thu 29-Oct-20 17:42:28

What are twiddle muffs? I have never heard of them.

Beechnut Thu 29-Oct-20 17:50:56

They are for dementia patients Nanof3.

Witzend Thu 29-Oct-20 18:27:27

It was miles easier than sewing them all in, @Bathsheba!

Witzend Thu 29-Oct-20 18:31:49

If anybody wants one, there’s a good twiddle muff pattern if you google Oxford University Hospitals Twiddle Muffs - at least that’s where I found mine.
They’re brilliant for using up odds and ends.

I just wish I’d found out about them a few years sooner, when my poor mother might have benefited.

Witzend Thu 29-Oct-20 18:43:52

How many FCs are you making, @Billybob? I made 3, one’s going to the school Christmas raffle (online, no fair this year 😕), one for Gdcs and one for son in law’s little niece.

I don’t know what I’d have done without my Christmas knitting during lockdown, but it did feel very weird at first to be knitting such things in April! I soon got over that, though.

Nanof3 Fri 30-Oct-20 08:02:07

Thanks, I will look for the pattern, I'm sure I can find lots of wool.

Rosalyn69 Fri 30-Oct-20 17:16:19

What a beautiful blanket.

Sparkling Tue 03-Nov-20 19:46:14

Very good Witzend. Is it in stocking stuffer or garter.

Sparkling Tue 03-Nov-20 19:46:50

Stocking stitch.

NotAGran55 Tue 03-Nov-20 21:40:35

Simply WOW 😳 I love it .

Grandmafrench Tue 03-Nov-20 21:48:00

I love this.....really beautiful colour mix. Something to treasure forever !

Witzend Wed 04-Nov-20 07:47:33

It’s just garter stitch, @Sparkling - 2 row stripes and a fringe so no ends to sew in. Except when I wasn’t paying attention (watching TV) and cut the yarn after only one row, but only a few of those.