Award Winning, Crocheted Wool Eater Blanket made for my Husband, Rick.
I entered this blanket into the Manatee County Fair and won 1st Place in January. I used Homespun yarn, by Lion Brand, in this project. Homespun is a bulky yarn. It made the blanket very heavy and very soft. My husband just loves it and so do it. It covers most of our king size bed, but not completely. I had to lay it on the dinning room floor and stand on a step stool to get the pics of the whole blanket. I so enjoy being creative with fiber arts, it is very laxing.
Here is a close up of the scolloped stitching and the edge of the blanket.
I used 16 skeins of yarn in it. About $65.00 worth of yarn.
Here is the blanket at the Fair
Here are my entry form and my blue ribbon
Here is the note the Judge wrote on the back of my entry form.
I entered 9 items in the Fair this year, 4 jewelry, 4 crochet, and 1 fused glass, and I won 7 1st Place awards and 2 2nd Place awards. This is my 3 year entering the Fair and it is a lot of fun. I encourage everyone to enter you local county fair. More pics to come here on the blog of my award wining entries.
Here is a link to the pattern I used http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/wool-eater-instructions/.
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