Yes, April was finished last Thursday evening. Phew! Now I can get on with May, which is a little more colourful.
I have a few things on the back burner which I’ll share with you over the next weeks but one thing is for certain – I won’t be starting July until June is finished – which will have to wait until after May!
I have really enjoyed using these colours. It’s been secretly in progress during the trials and tribulations of the Spirit of April. No view of the finished blanket for a while, though, as it’s intended as a gift.
The colours used are Stylecraft colours. Don’t forget that you can make 120 different squares with just these five colours. More Five Colour Friday inspiration can be found here.
There will be another post in this series very soon as I think I’ve found my most favourite shade of red ever! Watch this space…..
To say that it’s been ‘warm’ here is a bit of an understatement! According to the thermometer the garden temperature is currently 30 deg C. The days have been sunny and warm – each day fielding glorious blue skies and no rain in evidence at all. If the heat continues we will probably be under a hosepipe ban – this part of the UK is usually first to experience that. Apart from a couple of days of heavy rain during late May we have hardly had a drop since last year. Bet you didn’t expect to hear that about ‘rainy UK’!
As a result the Temperature blanket has taken a very colourful turn! Here are nine days from June to illustrate my point!
The end of May was interesting too – but as a month, so far this beats them all!
I love working with colour, so this project has been very satisfying.
It took just a little over a month, but I could have finished more quickly if I hadn’t had other projects to keep me occupied too.
I used Stylecraft Special DK – as I’ve told you before, it’s the only yarn I can buy locally, and if you haven’t already guessed it’s a corner to corner blanket as demonstrated very well here by Mikey of the Crochet Crowd.
Here’s the sequence:
Jaffa, Sunshine, Kelly Green, Petrol, Midnight
MIdnight was followed by: Plum, Bright Pink, Matador, Tomato and Mustard
After Mustard: Lime, Lobelia, Violet and Claret.
Each colour was hooked in blocks of 9 rows each. this could be varied according to the size of the required blanket.
Two rounds make up the border – a simple two step sequence which I find is a good complement to the C2C pattern
I didn’t find it easy to photograph, but you get the general idea. I keep records of all my blankets. Browsing previous colour schemes will often spark an idea or two.
A word of warning! The two middle blocks of colour take almost a whole ball of yarn. If I had added extra blocks I would have needed a second ball without doubt.
Fancy a new project? This post introduces a new occasional series of posts with suggestions for colour schemes. I’m sure I’ve told you before that I love playing with colour, well these will feature some small combinations that will also act as ‘aides memoires’ for me too.
This collection features 5 colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range namely: Silver, Duck Egg, Storm Blue, Cloud Blue and Wisteria.