Remember my last post? I mentioned that I don’t often ‘do’ pastels! This was greeted with much hilarity by one close friend who pointed to a pile of throws and blankets in similar colours to the above! I was forced into defence – and here it is for you too. Continue reading “Pastels? Hmm…”
You’ve probably noticed that I don’t often ‘do’ pastels, but I might just give these a try. Stylecraft have introduced four new colours.
I used them to make some squares for #365crochetsquares2019
Working out from the centre the colours are: Cornish Blue, Powder Pink, Spearmint and Toy. They certainly fit well into the range, and I’m thinking about a colour scheme using one or more. I’ll tell you more about that another day, but I wanted to remind you that Deramores have 10% off until the end of the month using DERAS10.
It doesn’t do any harm to look back.
One of the largest crochet projects I undertook was this.
It was a blanket of enormous proportions for someone special.
Continue reading “Untitled, and why not?”
Well, it’s moved along a little, but I won’t be wearing it this weekend!
I began it during the ‘flu, and didn’t pick it up again until Sunday evening. Wow! Now that I’m further on I can tell you that I love this yarn!
Northern Lights by James C Brett has a small proportion of viscose mixed with the main fibre . Viscose is a plant based fibre and always gives a good handle. It can also have a warm cosy feel.
I’m using a size 5 hook and following the rules for a normal c2c at each edge but substituting 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, into each 3 chain of the previous row. Hopefully the following quick image will help to illustrate.
If you are looking for a new yarn to try I suggest you give this one a go. It comes with a free knitting pattern for a shawl, so if you don’t crochet, or want to try a new skill, you know that it will work. It’s currently on offer in various places, but I have to admit that the cheapest I could find is here, at the moment.
Yes, it’s May, and a new section of the temperature blanket to be started. I wonder what surprises that will bring? April is finished apart from the final joining.
Twenty one colours! No wonder the Spirit of April is still in progress 😉
Finally this combination is finished! It’s been a bit confusing for me as I worked out of sequence so it’s good to be back on track.
This Spirit blanket is going to be large! I still have masses of squares to do as the last several days have introduced new temperatures on a daily basis. The construction will go well into May so That month’s blanket will be considered at a later date.
These are just a few of the temperature squares for April. They aren’t in order, but the blanket itself is on track. Only one more full day to go for this month – will it bring more colours?
Don’t forget to look at yesterday’s post for this month’s Five Colour combination.
This granny square is a mix of yarns. I’ve chosen some by Cygnet and a few from Scheepjes. All are double knitting.
Cygnet: Barley, Soft Coral and Harvest
Scheepjes: Knokke and Nijmegen
If you wish to indulge you can buy them all from Mrs Snufflebean. You could make a whole blanket with 120 different combinations of 5 colours. There is a list of all the different combinations to help you here.