I'm so excited to take it to my friend in town today-I only started putting it together on Tuesday, laying all the squares out and shuffling them around, crocheting them together and seeing it unfold :-)
The top panel has 'SWEET' written across it in silver/grey chain stitch and the bottom of course says 'DREAMS'.
I pondered the border for ages. I was originally planning to use a variegated yarn that came in free with another shade I wanted and has been hanging around waiting-it has hues of blues, purples and greens that I thought would work well with the pinks and greens on the outer edge of the blanket. Myf wasn't too sure and once I had it laid out, I could see what she meant! So I started with a very pale lilac and moved to a 'parma violet' shade and finished with a dark, almost plum, shade for the last round, putting 2dc, ch2, 2dc into each space and 2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch3, 2dc, ch2, 2dc into the corners and making a pretty zig-zag effect :-) I still haven't found where that pattern comes from, I'm SURE it's from Attic24 somewhere but I can't find it!
Are you ready? TA-DA!!!!
Isn't it gorgeous? It's been the most creative fun to make :-)
I know I should wait and take better photos to do it justice but I really want to give it to her today (and if I don't today, the next chance will be Tuesday and that's too long ;-P)
What do you think of it?