Monday, 2 May 2011

Psycho Delia: ta-dah!


It's here!  It's happened!!  Delia is COMPLETE  :D


Remember when it was all just circles?


...and the cirlces grew and grew...


...and the piles of circles got bigger and bigger...


...and then the circles turned into squares.  It started to get exciting...


...and the excitement grew at each step...



...and along with the excitement, the worry that it might not work...


...that maybe it was just too psycho...


...it required a lot of patience and persistence.


It felt giddy to be joining the last sqaure...


...and sad to find that the border colours just didn't quite reach.


But it got there eventually.  It was worth it...


...and the thousands of ends just celebrated the achievement.

Now take a deep breath.  Stand back and see: ta-dah!


Wow!  I'm a little bit stunned.  All along I worried that it was just going to be a massive mess, and all of that hard work would have been wasted.  And then it got to the end, and I realised that I loved it.  Strange, eh?

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It's only fair to credit all the hard work that other people put in designing the patterns and techniques I used on this:

And the general gist of the composition is inspired by Lucy's Sweet Flower Granny
The border follows this brilliant crinkle-free pattern
My Ravelry project page is here

I used mostly Sylecraft Special DK (you can read more about that in my post here, although I didn't end up using all the colours listed).  I also used some other balls of DK acrylic mixed in.

The finished blanket measures approx 153x108cm, with 13 large sqaures, 98 small squares and a grand total of 1002 ends.  It took approximately 1 month to finish.

It's also an absolute pain in the bum to get a decent photo of the whole thing!

19 comments:

KnittingPony said...

Wow! I've been working on a crochet granny square blanket for aaages and it's great to see yours finished! It looks amazing and thank you so much for the border tips!

Anonymous said...

Its really beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself. Enjoy it!

Inthesky said...

She is beautiful...long may she reign, I am sure you will really enjoy her for a long long time :)

Angela said...

Wow, this is beautiful. My friend taught me how to make granny squares just like week so I'm a crochet beginner, I can't believe you have made this in just one month!

Tink said...

absolutely stunning1

Carole said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous and what a great achievement for a month's work. The border really finishes it off too.

Josie said...

What a fantastic job you've done. Congrats on a beautiful blanket! I'm working on a blanket using the same pattern. Slow going for me, but I'm slugging along. Your's is inspiring me to keep going! Have a lovely week :-)

Attic24 said...

WOW Kim, your blankie is sooooooo beautiful!!! Not "too much" at all, I think you've worked the colours brilliantly, it sings and glows...beautiful!!!
Lovely to visit with you, your photos are scrummy...off to pootle through your blog some more ♥

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

Oooooh, it's really beautiful!

Cindy said...

Looks really great! I love how its come together! REally well done! You should be proud! :)

Sarah Jones said...

A fantastic blanket. I really enjoyed looking at all the different squares and the way they were put together.
Enjoy using it.

Romi-damelalata- said...

¡wow! es realmente fantástica!
felicidades por un trabajo tan bonito!

Leisurely Lesley said...

Excellent - what a treasure.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Just love your blanket. What a great job and you did it in only one week. That's amazing and a lot of work. Great colors! xoRobin❤

Wendy said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!! I can't believe you knocked it up so quickly, you must be able to crochet in your sleep!

Jacquie said...

Wow !! I love this blanket ,the mixed sizes of squares are so effective and I love the colours you've used .
Jacquie x

Marla said...

Wow! I really like it- especially the colors... wish I had the patience to join grannys.

Gumbo Lily said...

A-maz-ing!
The colors are exciting.

Jody

Leah said...

Wow your blanket is absolutely stunning! Fabulous colours - you must be over the moon with the result!!!