As the title says really, a journey from the beginning to the end of my Mexican Blanket adventure, from my initial inspiration to fighting the cats for ownership of the finished article! Five months of spare time hooking and one bobby dazzler of a blanket to show for it…
And finally, the entire border is finished, every last yarn end is darned in and I’m chuffed to bits with the end result.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my retrospective. Looking at those bright colours has certainly cheered me up and reminded me of more exotic places. This is the wet and soggy view from my studio window right now, so you can see why I needed a pinch of Fiesta sunshine. If you can’t get it from the sky you can always make your own!
Today I’m finishing up working on this tiny little patchwork cushion cover made out of the blanket leftovers.
The deluge continues unabated outside, and it looks set to stay that way for a while. I don’t think me and Minnie will be sitting out on the garden bed anytime today. Funny to think this photo was taken only two days ago and it was hot enough to imagine you were in Mexico itself. With all the warm weather and the rainfall It’s no wonder my garden is a jungle but that reminds me it’s a blessing to have such abundant greenery too – hopefully another bumper grape crop will be gathered form my mini backyard vineyard this year – and I know I’ve got our (mostly) temperate climate to thank for that.
In my ideal world it would rain at night and be sunny all day. Never mind, the world is far from ideal as I’m sure all us realists realize. It’s time to get my crochet and tuck up in the lounge with a good film, a cup of tea and some toasted teacakes dripping with butter. Got to keep the spirits up somehow!
June 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm
gosh! your mexican blanket is amazing!!!!
I really must learn to crochet ^^
June 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm
Oh you really should! It’s such fun. And when you have there is a little tutorial on the basics of the blanket here if you’re interested 🙂
June 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm
Your blanket is absolutely beautiful. Love all the gorgeous colours & designs in it.
June 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm
Hello! I am so very happy to have discovered your blog. It’s so inspiring and filled with joy. I am starting at the very beginning post, but I wanted to take a moment to let you know my next project will be your Mexican blanket. Beautiful! Elizabeth
June 14, 2015 at 10:17 pm
Hi Elizabeth and welcome to my blog! Did you spot the mexican blanket tutorial here http://mojimojidesign.com/2015/05/09/mexican-stripe-basic-stitches/ I hope you enjoy making yours as much as I enjoyed making mine 🙂 Going to be checking out your blog too. Looks really interesting!
June 16, 2015 at 5:17 am
I love the cacti! Are you selling the pattern for them?
June 16, 2015 at 9:37 am
Hi Jill, I do have the pattern for the Carlos the Cactus complete with his friend Dante the Donkey. You can find it here
You can also read more about how they became friends in my earlier blog post 🙂
June 18, 2015 at 12:09 pm
What a great story! I love them both. I’ve purchased the pattern and can’t wait to get started.
I love love love your work.
June 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm
Thanks! Dante and Carlos are fun to make. I hope you enjoy hooking them up!