DIY Chunky Knit Blanket

Over the past few months I have become increasingly obsessed with Pinterest. I use it for both personal and work use for creative and no-brainer ideas. If you haven’t used it yet, where have you been?! You can sign up, create boards to suit your taste and save ‘pins’ to come back to later. It is honestly a god send and ever since I have discovered it I can’t stop adding to and gaining ideas for new beauty looks, fashion, home comfort ideas and even cooking recipes. It’s also great for fitness plans and ideas towards staying on track by how to eat clean and train hard including workout regimes.
Over the past few months where I haven’t been able to go out drinking as much as I used too (due to training for my half marathon) I have turned to Pinterest to find new ideas and ways to spend my weekends and Saturday nights (here I sound like a right old granny). It’s honestly kept me occupied and not had me feeling left out one bit when it comes to making myself stay indoors!IMG_2846

As I have been ill off work for the last few days I decided to un-bore myself by putting some of these creative ideas to the test! For ages I have been admiring the ‘chunky wool’ ideas and decided to give it a go at making my own chunky knit tassels in order to re upholster a blanket I had from when I was at Uni. I decided on a grey colour since the blanket itself is navy blue with light blue trimming. I slightly followed a guide but also wanted to do it my own way to create the size and thickness I wanted to suit the blanket I have. It was so super easy to do and there were so many guides on how to do it with different types of wool. img_1107

All you need is: 
Your desired wool (as mentioned I opted for chunky grey knit)
Needle and thread
A book/piece of card or something to work around

The best guide I found was here on ‘Design Sponge’ her ideas of doing this literally changes an entire blanket and makes it look a lot more interesting that it used too! (Image from Design Sponge) 

Overall although the lighting wasn’t great for my snap of my creation, I think my new blanket looks cosy, quirky and feels like a brand new design!
What do you think? Has Autumn got you being creative too?