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 😉 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!