And here it is! Presenting my Sophie’s Dream

Yay! My super-colourful Sophie’s Dream bedspread is ready: all the squares are finished, bordered with navy blue yarn, joined and then the blanket is again bordered with 1 row of single crochets and popcorn stitches, and another row of single crochets. It’s colourful, large enough to cover the duvet, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a very visible, contrasting accent in out mostly white bedroom and I love it so much that I almost considered banning the cats from entering the bedroom for a while πŸ˜‰ Alright, who am I kidding… they rule the house so it was just a passing thought.

Adding the border around all the squares really made the colours pop and was such a great finishing touch. I then hesitated whether I wanted another border around the whole blanket at all, but I decided to add it in the end. If you look at the original pattern linked at the beginning of the post, you can see that the border suggested by the designer includes contrasting stitches. I like this option, it really works well with all the colourful squares, but since I didn’t have enough contrasting yarn left, I decided to stick to the navy blue, and I think it looks just fine too.

It was a great project to work on. It kept my hands busy and let me feel somewhat creative while I was focused on my work, and allowed me not to go crazy whenever I felt like I desperately needed a break but couldn’t really have one (that’s a down side to being self employed: sometimes there is no work at all, other times there is way too much; but ultimately, I like the relative freedom it gives me). I didn’t expect to finish it so fast either – it took me about a month and a half only, which is a great result considering its size and the fact that it’s made with light fingering yarn, and also that I have been working on it while being busy. I think it’s the colourful yarn that kept me so motivated – it’s not the first time that I just can’t put a project away when I’m using colour changing yarn. There’s something seriously addictive about it for me.

One negative effect of finishing it fast is the pain in my wrists. I’m very relieved not to have to hold a crochet anymore, at least for some time. It’s time to get back to knitting and test my new needles now!

19 thoughts on “And here it is! Presenting my Sophie’s Dream

  1. A riot of colors, and a perfect fit! I absolutely love it. The colors are eye-catching, and the repeating flowery patterns bring them together. The border is simple and effective; I can imagine a contrasting yarn adding to the overall look, but it looks good just the way it is. Well done!
    Hope your hands feel better soon. They deserve a break after all the hard work. (Not sure if switching to knitting can be considered a break, though… πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. Thank you! I can’t believe I made something with green and pink together (plus all the rest of colours!) and they somehow seem to work together or maybe after working with them I’m just colourblind now πŸ˜‹
      And I already started knitting and my wrists seem to agree with you πŸ˜‰

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  2. I just love the way the yarn changes color and the way the color changes make each square pop. That’s one of those patterns that the yarn you use makes an incredible difference in how it turns out. That’s the great thing about the color-changing yarn: You can choose the color palette that works best for your needs. It would have a whole different look done in a different yarn. I love your choice of yarn. You’re going to get a lot of “smileage” out of that blanket!

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