August is done!

I would not have chosen these colours, but I’m pleased with the result

It’s a scary feeling to be unable to control colours!  Just for a change I have made this blanket using the colours of each day during August – and reversed some of them to make enough blocks.

I finished the border, using the colours representing the most frequent temperatures of the month as contrast to the Summer joining colour for the Temperature Blanket, which was Camel. (I’ll be posting an update on that blanket tomorrow.) I have to admit that if I had chosen to work with these colours on another project I wouldn’t have considered Camel to join, but it ‘sort of’ works!

The next blanket, Spirit of September, really will have to wait, possibly even until into October. I already know that I need more yarn in certain colours, but first I have other priorities including a blanket edged with white. The yarn for this blanket was all purchased from Deramores. Details of the square I’ve used can be found here.

I’ll tell you more another day.

 

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A slow Sunday

August is slowly slipping away. Autumn will be with us before we know it.

 

 

I love these flowers, but when they come in profusion it’s a sure sign that summer is nearing its end. This year, however, they have been flowering since early June. Very strange!

 

Maybe one day I’ll make a blanket around these colours. Not yet, though. I’ve made a start on the Spirit of August and it’s gone well so far.

 

 

Each block has two colours and a border. I’ve used this block before. If you would like to know how it’s made this post here has cursory instructions.

 

Progress from now on will be slow. September, October and November are very busy with family stuff so crochet will have to take a very ‘back seat’. Even the temperature blanket may have to wait, but my records will continue.

 

I’m tired! In fact, at times I feel almost exhausted, but that passes. I’ll get a break soon, and I’ll let you know if I manage to sneak in a little crochet

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Done!

Well, in truth, a few last ends for weaving, but it is otherwise complete

I settled on a smaller size this time. It’s only 2 x 3 blocks. It will make a good lap blanket, and for a change I’ve given this a more definite border

In retrospect I should have done another round of granny blocks, but four will do. The final round is one I’ve used often, and I really like the way it always makes a dragon teeth like effect! It’s good for C2Cs, too.

I chose Sage for the joining and border. This would not have been an obvious choice, given the bulk of the bright colours in the squares, but represents the temperature that appeared most during the month –
14deg C – several mornings, and even one evening! July was a mixed month with some very warm days, and then cooling off.

August will be next, but smaller squares again this time I think. Fourteen colours so far – I wonder what the rest of the month will bring.

Tomorrow I’ll list the colours and sequence of the June blanket. I promised to do that earlier, but just didn’t get around to it!

See you soon!

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Sunshine, flowers …

… Sea, sand and beach huts!

The First block for the Spirit of July blanket has all these elements!

It truly is a block for summer! Can’t wait to see the finished blanket!

One down – 11 to go 🙂

By the way – don’t forget that August 15th is Granny Square Day on Instagram. I’ll be posting a few, will you? Find me at https://www.instagram.com/crochetalongwithnuvofelt/ and don’t forget to drop in and like my very new Facebook Page.

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