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I’ll be posting more about the #nuvofelttemperature2018 later today. If you aren’t a crocheter you can adapt the idea to another technique – for example, patchwork, canvaswork or knitting.
So here we are at the end of the year. It’s been a year filled with crochet and more. I hope your year has been as good as mine. We have had our ups and downs, but I have tried to always look for the positive, and that has certainly brought me through.
Much of 2017 has been focussed on the Temperature blanket. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey, even though I doubted that I’d finish, and also wondered if I’d regret deciding upon Granny Squares for the duration. Well, the last square was made on the last day of November, and now I’m working on the border after a brief gap for Christmas.
It’s so large that it’s difficult to photograph – so I hope the above will give you a rough idea of the outcome. The tags will shortly be removed – they just showed me the top of each element as it was completed so that it all went together the right way around!
I’ve also had fun with the sidelines of Spirit blankets. The penultimate one is on my hook at the moment.
I’m planning on making another blanket for 2018, details here, and also some more Spirit Blankets – in the same vein as above – and you can read about those here. Of course I‘ll need to buy some more yarn for those.
Scraps and Stash are another couple of objects for the coming year! Both must reduce. A metre of yarn is ample for the centre of a granny square, so I think you will see some more small squares appearing, in fact, some have already been made! However, Stash requires rather longer lengths, and I have plenty of those too. Soon I’ll share the first of my Stashbusters. It’s coming along nicely. Stashbusters Anonymous is open for business, so why not pop over and join in?
A little more information has been posted on the stashbusting blog. If you think you might like to join in next year (starting on 1 January) pop over and take a look. Please pass the word too.
December is under way. Are you ready for the festivities? I’m not.
The main temperature blanket is put away until I’ve finished the many pressing chores that I have to do in a short space of time. I’m allowing myself the luxury of one crocheted square a day for the time being.
Comparing last December with this month is proving to be rather interesting.
The first four days show similarities – but differences too. All these are joined with the ends dutifully sewn in, and later I’ll spend a little time with number 5.
Now it’s time to cook dinner.
I’m so glad I kept records! I wanted to choose a linking colour to join the four seasonal elements that have been finished with different colours – Parchment, Stone, Camel and Gold. I have no idea yet how the final blanket will be finished ( as far as the final edging is concerned) because once this current stage is over it will go into hibernation until next year, but the linking is essential at this stage.
Looking back through the list of days and temperatures I found that there were two that occurred in every month! Just two!!!
10 deg C represented by Lobelia and
11 deg C represented by Empire.
Guess which one I chose?
Empire, I have more in my stash!
So far I have edged and joined three strips. Tomorrow I’ll finish adding the last – and then it will be carefully popped into a paper bag until the festivities and more are over.
I have more to crochet, though, so I won’t abandon the blog for a while yet!
This is a quick post, just to show you the progress on the Temperature Blanket. Here is November joined to it’s Autumn fellows. It wasn’t easy to photograph, and this line wasn’t really the best place, but it will have to do
It’s actually upside down, but the little taggy things kept getting blown by the wind and interfered with the pegging process. Stand on your head if you want to see it the right way up.
The next task is to see if my idea for joining it all together will in fact work.