At the end of October last year I started making my wonderful Auntie Jan a blanket for Christmas. 🎄 I knew there was always a risk I would not get it done in time as I had another important present to work on for my twin sister Hayley’s 40th birthday. To cut a long story short I didn’t get it finished.
I quickly made her a cushion, took a few close up photos of her main present, took a few cuttings of all the yarn colours I was using and wrapped them up so she at least had something to open and something to look forward to. I felt awful that I hadn’t managed to finish it in time. She so deserves to have something special, she has the biggest heart and always puts everyone before herself. I was really disappointed in myself for not having it done in time.
With only a few rounds to go I lost yarn chicken 😩 Thankfully Lynn from lusciouslyloopy had the colours I needed in stock and she saved the day, within days I had the yarn I needed to finish.
On the 15th February I made the last stitch, weaved in the last yarn tail and wrapped it up.
I was finally able to give Auntie Jan the gift she so deserves.
She absolutely loved it. ❤️
So let me tell you a little about the blanket.
The pattern is called “Sophie’s Universe” by Dedri Uys from “Look at what I made.”
I chose my own colour-way in colours I hoped Auntie Jan would like.
I used Scheepjes Stoned Washed XL, which is my all time favourite yarn and Scheepjes Rivers Washed XL, which I hadn’t used before, I’m glad I did as it’s very scrummy. The colours are divine.
Scheepjes Stonewashed XL is 70% cotton, 30% acrylic
Scheepjes River Washed XL is also 70% cotton, 30% acrylic.
They both come in 50g skeins and have the most amazing soft feel. I just love using them.
I used the colours
– 845 Crystal Quartz – 30 skeins
– 846 Canada Jade – 5 skeins.
– 872 Enstatite – 1.5 skeins.
– 856 Coral – 3.5 skeins.
– 874 Morganite – 2.5 skeins.
– 842 Smokey Quartz – 2 skeins
– 990 Wheaton – 3.5 skeins.
– 985 Ganges – 4 skeins.
– 993 Severn – 1.5 skeins.
– 986 Mississippi – 3.5 skeins.
– 982 Steenbras – 2.5 skeins.
You can see the colours I used per round on my Ravelry page.
And here it is.
I absolutely adore this pattern, I’m already itching to make my third.
I normally get bored making the same pattern over and over again, hence why I never seem to make patterns that are repetitive, even though I want to make all the extremely gorgeous patterns that are out there, I know full well I will get bored and they will end in my wip (work in progress) pile, never to see the light again.
Sophie’s Universe is different, I can honestly say I could make it over and over again and still enjoy making every stitch.
The pattern is free on Dedri’s website or you can treat yourself to her beautiful book. I brought myself the book on the day it was released and I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get a signed copy, which I treasure.💗
I think I may just have to buy a second copy so my signed copy doesn’t ware over time.