Five Colour Friday

It’s been a while since the last Five Colour Friday. This wasn’t intentional, but travels made it a little difficult to post. Make sure you read on if you like a bargain.

Sometimes a gentle and quiet colour-scheme is all that’s needed.

Five colours for Five Colour Friday!

Stylecraft Special DK in Cloud Blue, Sage, Sherbet, Wisteria and Candyfloss

Make a cushion – a blanket – even a Poncho!

The more Grannies you make, the better the effect.

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It’s growing 

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Work on this blanket has been curtailed somewhat as I’ve hurt my hand. However, it is growing and I’ll be able to continue soon.

While I’ve had nothing else to do I’ve also been thinking about the colour combination for the next one…..

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I think I’ll be adding another couple of colours – but I’m nearly there…..

Scrapbusting!

Remember these?

They all represent rather a lot of ends of yarn which I’ve been collecting. I had a plan, but had no idea if it would work!

What can you do with a bag of indeterminate short lengths of yarn?

I’ll tell you all about it in a couple of days.

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Through gritted teeth 

I’ve been working on a little project in the background for a while now. I started it towards the end of October, and it should have been finished. However……

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It’s another c2c blanket – this time in a single yarn. The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK and the colour is Peony. A few of  the colours in this range are made with two colours twisted loosely together rather than just a single colour. It has been really hard going. While it has been a pleasure to work with all the other colours, this yarn is not comfortable to work with. The yarn splits and it has been impossible to continue except in good daylight. It was meant to be made with 7 balls of the yarn, but I am so fed up with it that today I decided to make it just 5 balls. I want it finished by Christmas…… it’s SO tedious!!

But I will press on….

Have you had difficulty with any yarns – wished you hadn’t started something? I’d love to know

 

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It’s a bad photo but……

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This is my favourite scarf, and I’ve decided to base my next throw on this collection of colours. What do you think? Next I’ll purchase the yarn – but that will have to wait a day or two. I’ll need to decide on a pattern too. Maybe ripples? Let’s wait and see how it goes after a few little experiments.

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Orders placed!

One of our grand-daughters is five years old. She is desperate to learn to knit – and has caught on really quickly. However, she has been watching me crochet, and although she hasn’t yet asked how to do it she has loved watching the change of colours.

She often helps me choose threads to put together into my hand dyed selections (similar to these on Etsy) and has begun to examine in detail my collection of yarn which I use for crochet. Last week she asked if I would make her a scarf. Today she presented me with two pieces of paper

This is the first

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These are the colours she would like in her scarf!

The second list?

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Not only does she want one for herself – but also one for Mummy. These lists were unsolicited and written without help.

I’d better get started 😉

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.