Done!

Well, in truth, a few last ends for weaving, but it is otherwise complete

I settled on a smaller size this time. It’s only 2 x 3 blocks. It will make a good lap blanket, and for a change I’ve given this a more definite border

In retrospect I should have done another round of granny blocks, but four will do. The final round is one I’ve used often, and I really like the way it always makes a dragon teeth like effect! It’s good for C2Cs, too.

I chose Sage for the joining and border. This would not have been an obvious choice, given the bulk of the bright colours in the squares, but represents the temperature that appeared most during the month –
14deg C – several mornings, and even one evening! July was a mixed month with some very warm days, and then cooling off.

August will be next, but smaller squares again this time I think. Fourteen colours so far – I wonder what the rest of the month will bring.

Tomorrow I’ll list the colours and sequence of the June blanket. I promised to do that earlier, but just didn’t get around to it!

See you soon!

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Five Colour Friday

Looking for a dramatic colourway? How about these five colours in combination?

 

Strong, bright and cheerful, these colours combine to make a very striking blanket. Sunshine, Jaffa, Cypress, Spice and Empire. All Stylecraft yarns – Special DK. Buy them from Deramores .

 

As previously mentioned – five colours can create 120 different combinations and details can be found here.

Previous 5 colour posts can be found here, and if you have time (and the inclination) please Like my new Facebook page. 😉

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Nearly there!

I’m so pleased to be able to say that the Spirit of May is almost done! All blocks are finished – and LOOK!

It’s a bad photo – taken late last evening – not just finished BUT JOINED!

Now it’s waiting for a simple border.

(and a few ends, too). It won’t take long now – so I think I can safely get on with the Spirit of June!

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Five Colour Friday 

I have really enjoyed using these colours. It’s been secretly in progress during the trials and tribulations of the Spirit of April. No view of the finished blanket for a while, though, as it’s intended as a gift.

Saffron. Tomato. Meadow. Cypress. Mustard.
The colours used are Stylecraft colours. Don’t forget that you can make 120 different squares with just these five colours. More Five Colour Friday inspiration can be found here.

There will be another post in this series very soon as I think I’ve found my most favourite shade of red ever! Watch this space…..

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