There has been some beautiful crochet blanket pictures on Instagram lately, and I have to say, I have been feeling very inspired. I love making animals….I love making dolls…and there is a part of me, that would love to love making blankets…but the truth is, I start off well, but end up getting a tad impatient with the time it takes, the ends that need sewing in etc etc etc.
But I have been thinking…..
…..and thinking and thinking. I would like to have a new blanket for Shedquarters. The crochet Ripple blanket that resides on the old church pew now, could be retired and a lovely new blanket could take its place.
I have had a bit of fun, pulling together colours, and over the last couple of evenings creating a few Willow squares from the Jan Eaton 200 Crochet Blocks book. This book is a really great buy if you are a crocheter and is a staple for many blanket makers. The instructions are clear, and the options for creativity are many.
Ideally, I want my blanket to have vintage charm, with a modern twist. For those of you who know me, you will understand, that I like colour, often dressed like an explosion in a paint factory, my blanket will need to reflect this…..Shedquarters is no place for neutrals!
So, with that all important cuppa….I have made a start. I am 10 blocks in, I’ve memorised the pattern ( very handy for portability), and am starting off with 4 squares of each colour. Although I have a little pile of woolly possibilities, these shades may not all make the cut…..I am going with the flow.
I will be dipping in and out of blanket making, as other projects take my fancy, but I am already feeling quite jaunty about the whole process.
My hope is that a pile of freshly made blankets will be waiting each time those little shed doors are flung open. Oh happy days !
Until then it will be fun making these little squares and playing happily with all of that colour….
Have a happy day.