Working with rainbows

There’s nothing like a rainbow to cheer, so I have really enjoyed working on this project. It could have been finished last month, but other things got in the way. Last night, however, the blanket was finished – except for the border. This morning, in daylight, I’ve chosen the colours for this, so it should be finished in a couple of days all being well.

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It would be lovely to be able to spend all day with a hook in hand, wouldn’t it! However…… other things are calling me today. It will be good to finish a few things during National Crochet Month. I wonder….. 😉

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Change of plan

 

I have another blanket on the hook. It’s an ’emergency’ response to a late request. I only started it yesterday, and hope I can get it finished by Christmas. I’m not sure how much time I will have so we’ll wait and see. It needs to be finished by the end of the first week on January…… I’d better get hooking

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Watch this space for progress updates.

In my last post I was thinking about a temperature blanket. Well, I’ve made up my mind – and here is the plan.

The more I thought about a large blanket that would take a year to complete, the less I wanted to make one!

However….. there was another idea that had been festering – and as a result I’ve already made a start!!

I’ve decided to make FOUR blankets! Each one will reflect the temperatures of the SEASON! I feel that these will give me a much better idea of the actual year, and will be more fun to complete (always presuming I finish them, that is).

So, here’s the plan

Blanket 1 – Winter – December to February

Blanket 2 – Spring – March to May

Blanket 3 – Summer – June to August

Blanket 4 – Autumn – September to November

Blanket 1 is already underway. I began on December 1 – and, of course, it’s a C2C!

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Obligingly we had a very cold spell – which has resulted in colours I wouldn’t have expected quite yet. My list of colours might  change as I consider the forthcoming seasons, but ‘Winter’ is now set in stone – and will be revealed little by little as I might have to nip out and buy a ball or two of extra colours 😉

Anyone fancy doing something similar? Let me know if you do.

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Giveaway and more 

I’ve been keeping my head down.  I had a project to finish and I just had to get on with it. I’ll show you in a minute, but first – the giveaway.

To my amazement I somehow managed at acquire 500 followers on Instagram. This was without seeking any, it just happened. so I decided to celebrate with a little giveaway. If you are an Instagrammer use the link above and follow the instructions if you would like to enter. You can also enter here. Doing both will give two entries! Entry closes tomorrow at midnight UK time.

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And now – the finished piece. I mentioned I was starting the Rainbow Blanket, having previously shown you a few experiments, here and here.  Well, after hooking almost at the speed of light I have managed to finish it. Here’s the result – all ready for blocking.

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A useful tip

And so…. work on the rainbow blanket begins. This time I’m weaving in the ends as I go. That, however, isn’t my useful tip!

Weaving requires a blunt needle. I was too lazy to go and find one in my workbox, but I did have this one nearby from a recent spell of stitching. Although it has a lovely large and accommodating eye you can see that it has a nasty sharp point which would split the yarn. The ‘eye’ end, however, works well if used as the leading point. No split yarn and the first end almost dealt with.