Lots of colours
The pictures above show the project spread on my lap as I was working on it, so can you guess
what it is going to be?
It's a cozy stripe blanket, using Lucy's Attic 24 pattern, but not her colour scheme. I was reminded of this blanket by my online friend Linda of Linda's Crafty Corner, who finished one and posted pictures on her blog just before Christmas. As soon as I saw hers, I knew that was what I wanted to make next. I'm sorry for copying, Linda, but I prefer to think of it as inspiration!
I chose 11 colours from the cones that were donated by Nicola last summer, and wound off lots of balls. I'm using the coned yarn doubled, and in some cases tripled, to produce a nice thick fabric. Here's a view inside my project bag:
The bright yellow is some Hayfield dk which I introduced because I felt it needed another strong colour in the mix. In the original pattern, the colours are repeated regularly, but I've gone for more of a random approach, and decide what colour to use next once I'm ready to make the change.
So far, I've completed about half of the blanket. It is 4 feet 6 inches wide, and will be 6 feet long, so that it will cover a single bed. I'd like to think that I can finish it before the end of the month, to get my stash busting off to a good start for 2017.