There is tremendous satisfaction when something comes to an end … and it’s on time!
Do you remember the above? It’s the first Temperature Blanket I made which covered the seasons from December 2016 to the end of November 2017. Each season was edged with a different colour of Stylecraft Special DK, namely Parchment for winter, Stone for spring , Camel, the summer colour and Gold for autumn.
Parchment is a lovely neutral colour that I’ve used often. Camel is a soft pale gold, another colour that blends well with a variety of other colours. Vibrant and rich Gold stands on its own as a feature or with other bold colours. Stone, however, is a bit of an anomaly and tends to kill every other colour unless they are carefully chosen.
So, why am I telling you this?
Three of the edging colours have been used over and over since then in a variety of projects, but sitting on the shelf, almost alone and forlorn, was an almost full bag of, you’ve guessed it, Stone!
Well the time came to remove it. I’d also accumulated a supply of scrap lengths, all usable for Granny centres if nothing else, so I hatched a plan. 100 days ago I began the adventure that was ‘ Stashbusting Stone‘.
And now it’s finished!!
I recorded it’s daily progress, and, as you can see from the above, actually added another row secretly to make better proportions. The last square is done and I used all those scraps too. All that’s left of the Stone is one and almost half ball, perfect for the border!
100 at a time suits me perfectly – with no chance to get bored with one project, because there is always another coming along soon.
(However, you DO need to be organised)
Next time will be soon, and I’ll tell you about the new Temperature Blanket and another throw which will be finished tonight.
The next post will tell you about the block I chose for Stashbusting Stone.