Sunday, 8 January 2017

Can you guess what it is yet?

After the flurry of hat-making at the end of last year (or last week, depending on how you look at it!), I decided to go for a larger project to start this year off.  And this is where I am at present:

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.

2 comments:

  1. Your crochet hook must be smoking hot to make such good progress. All your colours tone nicely and I agree that it is sometimes best to let the blanket tell you which colour to use next.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely colours Barbara, I'm glad that I inspired you to make one, they are so nice to make I will probably use this pattern often. :) xx

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting Yarning Away. Please leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a post, I'd love to hear from you!