So near yet …

I am determined to finish the squares for the Spirit of April before July! So many hold ups have almost made me want to hide it all in a bag under the  bed!! However, I’ve kept going. I was totally back on track until last might ….

The colours of these squares are very close in tone, this slowed up production if careful preparation wasn’t made in good daylight. After the  sun and clear skies of last week the last couple of days have been a little dreary and the evening seemed longer. Last night was going well until ..


A whole ball of Denim should have been enough, but this was all I had left to finish the last two squares! 


Thankfully I’ve been able to acquire one this morning, so it should all be done by midnight! I may even have a day to spare! 

Come back tomorrow fo Five Colour Friday. 

That’s the Spirit!

My last post confirmed that it’s June! However, the main object of my current attention is STILL April! I certainly bit off rather more than I could chew in a single month. It was a steep learning curve  in a number of ways, but I’ll share those with you another day.

The problem with April was that I kept running out of yarn! If I’m honest, the quantities required for a project like this will always be unpredictable.  Each month throws unexpected temperatures, and therefore unexpected colours. Thankfully Deramores were able to help me out with a quick delivery, so, after a spot of relief with May (and secretly beginning June), I am within sight of finishing the Spirit of April!

Maybe the squares will be finished by the time I make my next post…..

The part of April that isn’t finished!

Yes, the Spirit blanket! 

This week I have, so far, managed to finish two more sets of 24 using this subtle shade of orange!


I think I have 10 more combinations (most without the orange) to do, but I may have miscounted. 


Next week will see no progress on this, but more about that another day. 

At last! 


Finally this combination is finished! It’s been a bit confusing for me as I worked out of sequence so it’s good to be back on track. 

This Spirit blanket is going to be large! I still have masses of squares to do as the last several days have introduced new temperatures on a daily basis. The construction will go well into May so That month’s blanket will be considered at a later date. 


These are just a few of the temperature squares for April. They aren’t in order, but the blanket itself is on track. Only one more full day to go for this month – will it bring more colours?

Don’t forget to look at yesterday’s post for this month’s Five Colour combination. 

No more yarn!

What?

All used up?

No, of course not! But I ran out of yarn twice this week

First I ran out of Khaki!


I only had 2 squares to finish   I managed to make a dash to the shop the next day and all was well.

On to the next sequence, reach halfway, and now I need Parma Violet.


I should have another according to my stock list but I can’t find it. Shop is closed for the long weekend so I’ll move on to another colour collection in the series.

I should just spend the time on the C2c but I don’t like the yarn 🙁. It’s a creaky acrylic even though the colours are pretty.

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