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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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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Spirit of March

Blocking comes next, but here are the last blocks of the Spirit of March Blanket

There is that unexpected splash of yellow that I mentioned in my last post too. I had planned on sorting the layout over the weekend, but other things were happening so there was no time.

The Spirit of April was started this morning!

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Finished 

To say that I have enjoyed making this blanket is a bit of an understatement. I’ve LOVED making this.

It was made using 14 different colours of acrylic yarn, I’ve listed them at the end of this post. They symbolise the journey of hope of a new life by a refugee – over sea and land to peace, and that hopeful pot of gold.

It has been very difficult to photograph this blanket – the colours have not shown up well in any of my photographs. As you will see from the following list – they are far more vibrant than you might at first imagine!

The yarns used were a mix of Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter – colours as follows:

The yarns used were a mix of Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter – colours as follows:

  • Camel
  • Gold
  • Sunshine
  • Saffron
  • Citrine
  • Lemon
  • Leiden
  • Pistachio
  • Nijmegen
  • Meadow
  • Khaki
  • Cypress
  • Sage
  • Storm Blue

For the purposes of Sixty Million Trebles I’ve calculated the number made in the blanket. There are 11664 trebles in the body of the blanket, and the simple border has 663 trebles. That makes a grand total of 12327 trebles which will be added to the total when it’s received by the charity. That won’t be for a while, though, because I plan to make another and send them both together. Watch this space….. I’m sure I’ll tell you about it.

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Finished

Really pleased at the final result of this blanket. It’s been slow progress – but only due unexpected circumstances. It will be delivered next week. If you would like a similar one let me know – I’m taking orders. 😉