Temperature update and a heads up!

It doesn’t seem possible that my Temperature Blanket is almost done. Well, when I say ‘done’, I have to admit that there is quite a lot of joining to do, but the squares are currently up to date.

These are the last four days, but this morning we woke to our first frost, so I have to say that today seems as though it’s going to be a Wisteria sort of day!

I began the blanket on December 1st last year. I wanted to record the seasons rather than a calendar year – so I’m due to finish on the last day of November. However, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop, so I’m already thinking about what I’ll do this coming year. At least I’m giving it some thought this time. Last year I decided to go ahead right at the end of November. In truth, I hadn’t heard of a Temperature Blanket much before that. Would anyone like to join me for next year? If I get a positive response I’ll post more details. By the way, you don’t have to stick with crochet to keep this sort of record – you could knit, stitch, embroider or patch. I’ll give you ideas if you need them.

Our nasturtiums have been amazing this year. Having seen the frost I thought they might have withered this morning, but this one, and all the others, is still standing proud. The colours have ranged from Jaffa to Citron with a bit of Tomato, Plum and Copper thrown in. Don’t be surprised if you see a blanket in the making before this time next year.

By the way, if you are in need of yarn now is the time to buy it. Deramores have one of their lovely sales. I’ve already placed my order! If the cold weather continues I’ll need to make lots of blankets to keep me warm while I’m busy!

 

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Five Colour Friday

I really enjoyed working with these colours. They remind me of spring – but also have an autumnal feel.

Five colours will enable 120 different blocks to be made if you don’t want to make them all the same. This handy list will help you to do this.

They are pretty striking as a single colourway too

Stylecraft Special DK Aspen, Mustard, Cypress, Shrimp, Cloud Blue,

 

This occasional series is very popular. If you make use of it I hope you will let me know either below or on instagram. Use the new hashtag – #nuvofeltfivecolours  You can find all posts via this link.

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And so another begins…

Another month – another Spirit blanket. Yes, I’ve started the one for October.

I haven’t done much so far – other things keep getting in the way. However, it feels amazing to be on the penultimate Spirit blanket. I didn’t expect to get this far. Next month will see the end of this project (apart from all the finishing off, that is) but it has been inspirational in so many ways that I may have to continue in some shape or form.

Tomorrow evening I’m meeting with a few friends for the first of a series of yarny socials. I’m looking forward to that. I wonder how much chatting there will be? And how much crochet……..?

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Done

The Spirit of September blanket is now complete.

This one is only small, 7 blocks by 7 blocks. It’s good to see it stacked alongside its fellow months. Now to make a start on October – but as the month hasn’t yet ended I have no idea the final colours it will contain.

The edging is very simple. In fact, none of these blankets are anything but simple! It’s the idea that is important – not the skills involved.

 

 

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Just when you think…

Oh the excitement of working on the last block! Joining comes next, so surely it will soon be finished?

And then …

Oops! I’ve forgotten a whole colour sequence!

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Five Colour Friday

It’s been a while since the last Five Colour Friday. This wasn’t intentional, but travels made it a little difficult to post. Make sure you read on if you like a bargain.

Sometimes a gentle and quiet colour-scheme is all that’s needed.

Five colours for Five Colour Friday!

Stylecraft Special DK in Cloud Blue, Sage, Sherbet, Wisteria and Candyfloss

Make a cushion – a blanket – even a Poncho!

The more Grannies you make, the better the effect.

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