It doesn’t seem possible that my Temperature Blanket is almost done. Well, when I say ‘done’, I have to admit that there is quite a lot of joining to do, but the squares are currently up to date.
These are the last four days, but this morning we woke to our first frost, so I have to say that today seems as though it’s going to be a Wisteria sort of day!
I began the blanket on December 1st last year. I wanted to record the seasons rather than a calendar year – so I’m due to finish on the last day of November. However, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop, so I’m already thinking about what I’ll do this coming year. At least I’m giving it some thought this time. Last year I decided to go ahead right at the end of November. In truth, I hadn’t heard of a Temperature Blanket much before that. Would anyone like to join me for next year? If I get a positive response I’ll post more details. By the way, you don’t have to stick with crochet to keep this sort of record – you could knit, stitch, embroider or patch. I’ll give you ideas if you need them.
Our nasturtiums have been amazing this year. Having seen the frost I thought they might have withered this morning, but this one, and all the others, is still standing proud. The colours have ranged from Jaffa to Citron with a bit of Tomato, Plum and Copper thrown in. Don’t be surprised if you see a blanket in the making before this time next year.
By the way, if you are in need of yarn now is the time to buy it. Deramores have one of their lovely sales. I’ve already placed my order! If the cold weather continues I’ll need to make lots of blankets to keep me warm while I’m busy!
I really enjoyed working with these colours. They remind me of spring – but also have an autumnal feel.
Five colours will enable 120 different blocks to be made if you don’t want to make them all the same. This handy list will help you to do this.
They are pretty striking as a single colourway too
Stylecraft Special DK Aspen, Mustard, Cypress, Shrimp, Cloud Blue,
This occasional series is very popular. If you make use of it I hope you will let me know either below or on instagram. Use the new hashtag – #nuvofeltfivecolours You can find all posts via this link.
It’s been a while since the last Five Colour Friday. This wasn’t intentional, but travels made it a little difficult to post. Make sure you read on if you like a bargain.
Sometimes a gentle and quiet colour-scheme is all that’s needed.
Five colours for Five Colour Friday!
Stylecraft Special DK in Cloud Blue, Sage, Sherbet, Wisteria and Candyfloss
Make a cushion – a blanket – even a Poncho!
The more Grannies you make, the better the effect.
Stylecraft colours again today. Bluebell, Turquoise, Cloud Blue, Khaki and Denim combine to make an unexpected combination.
You can buy the above colours from Deramores. Follow the link and you can save 30% on your purchases this weekend with the code HOLIDAY30.
… that in a previous life I dyed!
Textiles have been my life in many shapes and forms for many years. Apart from dyeing I have taught many different techniques.
I'm putting together some bundles for a class on a couple of weeks, but am offering some here.
Bundles of 3 pieces of viscose felt. Normally £5 each, offered for £10 plus postage. All bundles are different. Please leave a comment if you are interested and I will get in touch. There are several bundles available and payment can be made via PayPal.
Five colour Friday is here again, and I think that I have found my most favourite red!
These colours go so well together – and would make a beautiful blanket. Simply using a simple repeated block would be stunning
But don’t forget that you can make 120 different colour combinations using just these five colours. Details of this can be found here
As for this delicious yarn – it’s by Deramores
Burnt Orange, Fuchsia, Raspberry, Ruby and Wine
Worth going over to have a look especially as they often have very good offers, and always reward purchases.
It’s surprising what a random choice of colours will produce. The Spirit blankets are all based around the daily temperatures of each month, and in previous months their position has been determined by Theo ‘appearance’. This month I’ve chosen a different way to work. I won’t give you too many details at the moment, but I’m enjoying the process
Each additional round is presenting a new idea
And I have a suspicion that I’ll return to this mix and use it in the future
But that’s all I’ll show you today, and in truth it gives no indication of the finished square.
It’s what you might call …
‘A teaser’ !!!
Hope it’s cool enough to crochet where you are. It’s a little warm here.