Monday is almost here, and the first of 100 granny squares will be made. I’ve auditioned a few colours, and these are my first choice
However, this isn’t a sample of the intended first square, rather an experiment to see how they look together. Continue reading “Are you joining me?”
The first week of September is almost over! It’s been busy with hospital appointments and more. The blanket that will become The Spirit of September has made a slow start while ideas formed in my head, but it’s now underway and I’ll share more with you when it has progressed further…
Everyone loves a rainbow, and it suddenly struck me that there’s a simple way of Continue reading “100 days Rainbow CAL.”
Well, I’ve just returned from being whisked away into the sunset
I’ve had a wonderful rest, and even managed to fit in a little crochet.
It isn’t finished, but it’s looking good. You’ll hear more in the days ahead, but I wanted you to know that I’m still in the land of the living 😉
It’s been a funny old month so far. I won’t go into details, but it didn’t start the way we expected. Never mind! Things can only improve.
Crochet has taken a back seat. I decided to make the Spirit of September blanket wait until next month, but the colours called to me as I continued with the Temperature Blanket. Consequently I hooked a few squares, but this collage won’t give much away at all
Making them has helped me decide on the sequence and layout, so that was a good thing. I will also need to order more yarn! I’m holding out for a while, though, as I have enough to finish my main current work in progress and may not be around to take delivery. (There’s currently 30% off with code YARN30 – so worth investigating if you are in need of some)
If you have been following along on Instagram you will o doubt have seen the odd Square or two
And maybe even this progress shot
It’s still progressing! I want it finished by mid October at the latest. More updates will follow.
While it’s exciting to start a new project, there comes a point when everything begins to come together. I’m not quite at that point with this little project, but maybe it won’t be long.
This is just a collage, don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s anywhere near being finished – but maybe it won’t be too long.
What is it? Well, it’s a blanket, of course, but I’ll say no more than that.
Watch this space!
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.
Five colours can be used in a number of ways…..
For a change I thought I’d try making blocks in alternate colours and use a unifying colour for the border. Here’s the result:
For this experiment I used the Posy Square that I’ve written about previously.
Alternating blocks becomes more effective as the size grows
And it can become as large, or stay as small, as you wish
So, which colours have I used?
Stylecraft Special DK in Tomato, Cypress, Sage and Copper. They are joined with Camel
I have to admit that Stylecraft have a very good range of colours in their Special DK range. It’s an acrylic yarn – but a good quality acrylic that washes well. Deramores sell the whole range – including the new colours that I have yet to use. Use the link and take a look around – I’m sure you’ll find something of interest.
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