Spirit of ….

I’m really enjoying working on my temperature blanket – even though it’s only a few rounds a day. However, I made a rash decision to work on other related projects at the same time. I began it in December – so that Winter in its entirety would be evident at the beginning.

December was an odd month for temperatures. The first few days were very mild – surprisingly mild – and introduced colours that I wouldn’t have expected until March.

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There were also some very very cold days. Using the December colours I made a granny square blanket which I’ve called The Spirit of December. I’ve just realised that I haven’t photographed it – but these squares above are from the project – and you can see how colourful they are.

January brought cold temperatures. In the same way I made granny squares to represent the month as a whole – based on the same temperature colours. Work was delayed on The Spirit of January due to the previoously mentioned shortage of Lobelia, but the final stitch has now been added, and here are most of the squares finished and about to be blocked!

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SaveThe image below shows some of the colours in more details

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I’m now working on The Spirit of February. So far I’ve used 15 colours – there may be more, but I won’t know that until the afternoon of the last day of the month. I’ll update you on the Winter phase of the Temperature blanket at about that time too.

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Spirit of the third week of January 

You may remember reading this post, in which I admitted being sidetracked from the tasks in hand due to the absence of Lobelia in my local shops etc. Well, I’ve continued to work on it alongside other projects (these include my temperature blanket and a rainbow blanket, there will be more about these in future posts).

On Thursday I put the final stitch in the blocks and it is now ready to be joined. I photographed a few of the blocks and have collaged them into this just to get a flavour of the blanket. I’m really pleased with the outcome – especially as it was a finger twitching emergency that started the whole thing.

Stylecraft Special DK (the only yarn stocked by my local shop – which I do like to support) in: Storm Blue, Magenta, Silver, Duck Egg, Grape, Parchment, Clematis.

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