Five Colour Friday

Today’s Five Colour Friday has a definite Autumnal feel.

Five colours from the Stylecraft Special DK range. They go together very well – with just a little splash of contrast to bring the combination alive.

Together they make a particularly striking blanket.

Lobelia, Citron, Spice, Copper and Tomato

Tomato makes a lovely joining colour. If you want to vary the position of the colours a total of 120 different combinations is possible. They will make a stunning blanket whichever style or stitch you use – maybe a corner to corner, or a ripple blanket. Vary the placement or use in rotation.

Don’t forget, let me know if you use the combination and use the hashtag #nuvofeltfivecolours  If you make use of it I hope you will let me know either below or on instagram.   You can find all posts in this series via this link.

 

 

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October

Here we are in November. October was an interesting month for us, a visit to Edinburgh wasn’t planned until almost the last minute, and ran hot on the heels of our cruise. We have no plans for travel now until next year – but who knows where fancy might take us if my other half has a moment of travel inspiration. It won’t be too far away from home, though, of that I’m sure.

The next couple of months are busy. Crochet may well have to take a back seat, although I should get a little done each evening if all is well. It’s always good to see the colours of the month together, and here is the October block of the Temperature blanket, showing rather well co-ordinated colours I think, do you agree?

This will need edging (as will all the other blocks) once November is finished. I have yet to make a start on that, though, as I’m trying to finish the October Spirit blanket. The small November squares won’t take long to finish – I’ll do them this weekend.

So; the Spirit of October is about a third of the way to being finished. I’ve returned to large blocks for this blanket, and they are taking a long time to complete.

The colours are lovely and gentle so I’m looking forward to finishing it. November has been misty and chillier, already different colours! I wonder what the next few days will bring.

 

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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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Slowly does it

I know that the sight of this will upset some of you. The ‘dreaded ends’. However, I find this quite inspiring, and those ends suggest a new blanket to me. Weaving in those ends is a very important part of the creative process to me, and I look forward to it.

Slowly each block is revealed. I find the process meditative and soothing. I prefer to do it in silence, but in this home ……. 🤣

How long will it take? Who cares? Little by little….

Enjoy your day.

The end of September

Cruising and more during the last part of September meant that the Temperature Blanket took a back seat for a while. It didn’t take long to finish that month, however, in fact, I did it while we travelled north to Scotland. We had three drivers, so a backseat was comfortable place to crochet.

The October catchup won’t take place in the car, it will be an evening’s work in front of the TV, once I’ve finished the outstanding washing, that is. I’ll also be working on the Spirit of September which is started….. but has a long way to go.

It’s good to be home. Although it’s lovely to travel and also to see family, there are so many things I miss about home. One of them is the garden – and this morning we discovered another rosebud to welcome us home

 

I also have another project on the hook, which will be the subject of another post. Here’s a little glimpse.

 

Now I have to order some more yarn. I’m completely out of several colours. It’s an ideal time to order…. Deramores has a 30% discount until the weekend……!