On Nnenna’s Needles #8

What’s better than cozying up with a good book and a soft blanket on a gray day? :)
Spiraling Star Blanket


I made this blanket for just such days, when I’m curled up on my little couch in my dorm room reading a novel.  It’s the perfect size to cover my lap and my feet and made from a soft wool blend.  I was of course immediately drawn to the star shape that radiates out from the center.  Also, due to some miscalculation on my part, I ran out of yarn at the end.  Luckily, I had some of this multicolored ribbon left over from some craft project, so I used that to finish it off and crochet a smooth edge around the border. 

On another note- in approximately one week I will be on spring break, returning to my sunny home state of CA!  Only two midterms and one paper stand in my way- let the countdown begin! :D

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  1. The Merry Traveller wrote:

    Haha your needles will never cease wonder! I also like to cover up my legs when I read. It just makes reading so much cosier.

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  2. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Bonnie! :)

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  3. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thank you Alyse! And seriously- it's so nice to have you back :)

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  4. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Kathleen!! I'm excited/nervous too- I really hope you like it! :)

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  5. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Emma!! :)

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  6. JADE wrote:

    thats so perfect, i want one!

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  7. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Ellen! =)

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  8. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Zarna! =)

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  9. Bsbarton wrote:

    Aww this is soo pretty! You are seriously talented. <33

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  10. brittany wrote:

    Nnenna! This is so cool, I love this so much and I just want to snuggle in it. Enjoy your spring break!

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  11. Alyse wrote:

    This is amazing. Seriously, is there anything you CAN'T knit?

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  12. Kathleen wrote:

    omgg you're always soo talented girl!! i love what you made! it's aamazing, and looks so warm! :) can't wait to receive your pay it forward gift!! excited! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  13. julie iliana wrote:

    aw I'd love a blanket like that! It definitely looks comfortable in every way possible :) especially with a good book in hand, some hot green tea and sweats… ha, I added those two last things. and you've got amazing talent if you did this!


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  14. Emma wrote:

    aww its so cute, i love a good blanket

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  15. Mariza wrote:

    Hello lovely :)!

    thanks so much for your comment :)!

    i really like your blog! looks so nice….your blog inspired me!!!

    i follow you! Please follow me too! Thanks & Kisses ;)

    Wish you a great start in the weekend :)

    with love

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  16. Prissy wrote:

    WOW!!! This is very nice! And you made it? Very talented!!!


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  17. zarna wrote:

    wow, you're so talented!! this blanket is beautiful.

    good luck with the midterms/paper!

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  18. Megan wrote:

    i need to cozy up here in nyc! brr it's cold! beautiful!



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  19. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much Kaylee! =)

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  20. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Laura!! :D

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  21. TheStylishNomad wrote:

    You're so talented! Love the spirals in it!


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  22. Laura wrote:

    yay for spring break!! nnenna, you seriously need to start an etsy shop or something. you make the COOLEST stuff!!

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  23. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you very much! :)

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  24. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Ariel! =)

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  25. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! :)

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  26. Styleshewrote wrote:

    Amazing! You are so talented. Great for a cold day or just to enhance your decor! xo style, she wrote

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  27. Annie wrote:

    What a unique blanket, and kudos to you for making it. I decided a while back I needed a lap quilt for curling up on the couch, and sadly I haven't gotten too far on it… Annie.

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  28. artfullyawear wrote:

    Wow, this is AMAZING! So unique, and what a gorgeous color.

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  29. Chelsea wrote:

    um WOWWWW! that is such a gorgeous blanket! is it just me or does your blog layout look a little different? maybe I just haven't been on it in WAY too long ;)


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  30. NoodlesandWaffles wrote:

    Wow. Beautiful.

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  31. Courtney Thomas wrote:

    Good luck with the pre-break workload!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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