A little break!

Well, here we are just about half way through August, and the Spirit blankets are more or less up to date. I won’t be starting Spirit of August for a few more days to get a better idea of the quantities of yarn I might need, but I can’t be without something on my hook. A little order came in just in time! A baby blanket for a boy. It shouldn’t take long, but I’ve a busy couple of weeks ahead, including a weekend with my stitching group.

I’ve made a start, though, and as it’s more Granny Squares they will be perfect to feature tomorrow on Instagram.

Why tomorrow? It’s Granny Square Day 2017! Are you taking part? Don’t forget the #grannysquareday2017  You’ll find more details here

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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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Crochet or …..

Let’s face it, most creatives work on one or more crafts at the same time. When not using my crochet hook I like to embroider or stitch in other ways. For many years I owned a shop specialising in all the textile arts, and the time has come to destash/reduce stock as we will no longer be attending popup shows, festivals or exhibitions.

I’ve listed the first items linked from here, so do pop over if you would like to grab a bargain. There will be more to come, but I don’t have much time for listing. In other words ….. watch this space.

Apart from stitching I’m pressing on with my Temperature Blanket. This month has started in a very ‘yellow’ fashion, it will be interesting to see how it progresses. I am thoroughly enjoying this project. It began with the object of making a single granny square a day for 365 days. It has now turned into a major blanket making exercise, with ‘Spirit of ….’ sideshoots giving me more and more ideas. It is being a wonderful source of inspiration.

 

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Five Colour Friday

Looking for a dramatic colourway? How about these five colours in combination?

 

Strong, bright and cheerful, these colours combine to make a very striking blanket. Sunshine, Jaffa, Cypress, Spice and Empire. All Stylecraft yarns – Special DK. Buy them from Deramores .

 

As previously mentioned – five colours can create 120 different combinations and details can be found here.

Previous 5 colour posts can be found here, and if you have time (and the inclination) please Like my new Facebook page. 😉

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C’est finis!

Another month is over! August has begun!!

I'm a little behind with the Spirit of the Month blankets – but that's fine. I chose not to start July until the month was finished because I didn't want to be as frustrated with quantities as I was with the Spirit of April! So, now that I'm about to start July,  here is June!

I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. Twelve squares and 22 colours.

The last colour to be added was Copper, so that's what I used for  joining.

What do you think?

It's the first one I've made with squares that match! Like the May blanket, it only has a very simple border. I'll post the colours another day.

July, here we come!

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Nearly finished

I have deliberately kept the June blanket a little quiet. However, I'm pleased to say that it is almost finished. I'll be away at the weekend for a family girlie birthday celebration, but all being well June WILL be finished this month

At the moment it's looking very bright and cheery, which is exactly right as a reminder of a summer month. I'm not so sure July will demonstrate the same feeling! However, the month isn't over yet 😉