I saw a post by my sister once on Facebook that talked about handmade blankets once. The exact phrase escapes me now, but it boiled down to reminding people not to look down their noses at such a gift as it likely took the maker weeks to make as well as over $50 in yarn. This lady went way beyond that with her size though with her gorgeous blanket.
This lovely piece was knitted of the course of a year (for keeps and not for a gift though) by tumblr user buffyann23. She chose to use the color background yarn to give the impression that the TARDIS was in front of a nebula and I think it looks just wonderful. ^_^ I’ve no idea what stitch it is in since I don’t knit, and they didn’t say, but their design turned out beautifully and it certainly looks like a great blanket to snuggle up under come winter.
Yup. You read the title correctly. This piece was entirely crocheted by the lovely lady on the left there, Bridgette McKenna. Made using (what looks like) double crochet and 5 different colors, this is quite the massive blanket! The subject is David Tennant as the Doctor from the popular Sci-Fi show Doctor Who, and looks to be about a double size blanket. Bridgette admits to making it so she can snuggle under it while watching Doctor Who. Doing color changes like this are incredibly time consuming and I can only imagine how many weeks/months she worked on this during the winter. Incredible job making and pixelating a face out of yarn! You can see her posting of it to the Doctor Who Hub Group on Facebook for all the lovely comments people have been leaving. 🙂
I have quite the amazing crochet project to share with everyone today. My sister brought it to my attention and….wow is all I have to say.
This amazing blanket was crochet by the gentleman in the picture above, a Norwegian amigurumi crafter named Kjetil Nordin. He has spent the last 6 years (800 hours) working on this massive blanket off and on and I for one am in awe of how clean his color changes are!
Based on the closes ups here, it looks like he made it using a half double crochet stitch with each pixel equaling two stitches. It’s hard to say for sure and I can only imagine what the wrong side looks like with all his color changes. He plans on hanging this lovely throw on the wall to keep it nice (can’t say that I blame him!) and at 2.2m by 1.8m (7ft by 5ft) it will be quite the decoration. You can find more close ups here, that were posted by his friend on imgur, as well as see a brief interview he gave to a Norwegian site called NRK (the article I first found out about him on) if you wish to know more.