Blocked

Today is the day!

The grand reveal!

No, not what’s in your parcels…

… but what Sophie looks like now she’s done.

First there was the construction of the blocking mat:

And then a lot of pinning and finagling, which was not photographed as it required lots of concentration.

Now she’s stretched out and slightly damp:

What do you think? Was she worth the effort?

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  1. She is beautiful! Well done!

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    • Today is the first time I’ve seen her spread out properly, and I’m very pleased with how the colours turned out. The density and the fact that she’s made of 100% wool mean she’s a very warm blanket.

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  2. Barbara

     /  December 25, 2017

    Beautiful, I love the colours!

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  3. An incredible work of art. Well done!

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  4. Beautiful. But where are you going to sleep tonight?

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  December 25, 2017

    Looks like a lot of work. It is lobrly

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  6. Sophie is sophisticated and sublime, super and splendiforous., sumptious and snuggly. Well worth the effort.

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  7. Not just beautiful, but elegant and cosy. Congratulations on a splendiferous finish!

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  8. Already bringing you great pleasure, well done πŸ™‚

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  9. Definitely worth the effort! Really beautiful 😊

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  10. so worth the effort! beautiful!

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  11. Ooh yes – definitely worth the effort. What will you do now she is finished??

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  12. Only you can say if she was worth the effort–since you put all the effort in–but I think she’s spectacular!

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  13. Definitely worth it!! Great job.

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  14. She is wonderful! Those colours are so beautiful and balanced

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  15. Joyce F in Kansas USA

     /  December 27, 2017

    Just beautiful!

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  16. Nikki

     /  December 28, 2017

    Wow…what a magnificent eternal passionflower – simply splendid! Well done Snail!

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  17. She really is looking splendid! I’ve been inspired to start one myself – I can’t seem to get enough of these highly textured crochet patterns at the moment. I think I will stick at the cushion size though.
    She will be SO wonderful to snuggle under and the colours do look lovely, soft and sophisticated – a very classy Sophie indeed!

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  18. very elegant Mrs Snail

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  19. Sophie is gorgeous. My goodness, though, what a lot of work. I love the intricate patterns and the color scheme. It sounds like one of those “I’m glad I did it, but I won’t do it again” projects. Did you learn a lot as you went along?

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  20. She’s even more fabby finished! I do love the strip with butterflies. I can’t imagine that’s all basic stitches, did you learn some fancy new ones?

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    • Actually, the stitches are mostly quite straightforward – there was only one instance where I had to look up the video tutorial. The book has detailed explanations of almost everything, along with lots of pictures. Actually, this was one of the things I found irritating about doing it – the pattern sometimes got lost in all the explanation, leading to a couple of pages of the book being required to describe a single round in some cases. That’s probably me being pernickety… overall, it’s a good pattern and not impossible for someone with only a bit of crochet experience.

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