Well its time ..... the wool arrived ........ and I have worked for hours and hours on the last 6 rows. And I do mean that literally!!!!! Really had to hurry and do the hours as it has been getting hotter n hotter and the blanket is so very, very warm and heavy!!!
Now for some background. My first requirement was that the wool had to be Australian. We have the finest merino and yet it is difficult to get our own wool in Australia as most is exported (then re-imported). It had to be affordable, wool has become so very expensive. And yes I am a yarn snob. I don't like working with acrylic and this blanket was to be special (oh what did I start!!!). And I wanted a Rainbow Blanket, a couple of other colours snuck in too!!
Here is a glimpse of it folded .......
And here is most of it on display on the lounge - it extends over the back of the lounge
And on my Queen size bed .........
Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply Merino Wool worked with a 5mm hook.
Colours - Sunrise, Orange, Citrus,Delphinium (Blue), Lavender, Purple Storm, Baby Blossom (Pink), Leaf & Forest
Total yarn - 1 ball (200g) of each colour + a little of 3 colours, so approx. 1.8kg
Measurement - approx 1.4m x 1.4m
Pattern - 9 Hex's wide, 9 Hex's long and then 2 rows of each colour around the outside (18 rows)
I am so happy with it and it does look like a rainbow with the edging which ripples slightly
Bye for now