I'm terribly impatient. I really wanted to use the big camera to get some nice shots of this completed project, but its out earning us a living and I can't wait any longer! So excuse my iPhone pics.
This blanket right here, in all its gloriousness, was my #everydayinmay project and I can't even believe myself that I finished it inside a month. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. Initially, I was a bit concerned the shell stitch might have been too much on such a large scale, but no, its pretty fabulous.
My plan was to make a cot size baby blanket, but it seems I purchased too much wool and just had to use it all up anyway. It's probably more suited to a single bed, or the couch, or if this boy has anything to do with it, permanently wrapped around him!
As its quite a dense stitch, I used a larger hook, 7mm, to give it a bit more drape, which worked beautifully but I think I could have gone even larger, perhaps a 9mm or even 10mm.
The trouble with finishing a project you have thoroughly enjoyed working on, is that as much as you can't wait to see it complete, you don't want it to end, a bit like a good book. Fortunately, we have some new babies being born this year, so I plan to get busy on some more of these as gifts, I can't stop!