It seems to have been one of those weeks here at Fuzzpot Lane. There doesn’t seem to have been enough hours in the day, and yet the week seems to be dragging its heels. I’ve been busy but don’t seem to have got much done….I think we will call this a ‘wading through treacle’ kind of a week, and hope there is something sweet at the end of it!
On the plus side it is Thursday…..and Thursday is Shed day. Things always seem to be better when I sit in my little magical wooden capsule and play with colourful yarn and other bits and bobs, leaving my worries at the old railway sleeper that I use for a step. Even the busy bee seemed like good company for a short while, until he buzzed off.
So after a nice cuppa, I’ve settled myself in on the old church pew and am about to embark on tying up some loose ends…..
As you may remember, I had started a blanket a week or so ago, using the Willow Square pattern from Jan Eaton’s crochet blocks book. I love this pattern, and have seen some amazing blankets on Pinterest and Instagram using it.
It is simple to remember, looks pretty either with one colour or many and is great if you are looking for something transportable. I have made several squares now, so need to sew in the ends…..not really the part I enjoy. I would love to say I always sew the pesky little beasts in as I go, but I don’t…..that said, I have learnt not to leave it all to the end ( I still have a blanket languishing somewhere with ends still waving, albeit folded to make it look pretty, but there are so many it’s too scary to even contemplate!) Oh well, in the words of Rag n Bone Man…I’m only human after all.
Anyway, take a deep breathe and crack on, as they say. I normally have a fairly good plan with any project colour wise, I use my trusty yarn peg planner from Get Knitted…
…..to play with colour, and know exactly how many squares or rows in each colour that I will need. To cut a long story short….I’ve gone feral with this blanket. I’m off piste and hooking without a plan! Who knows what the result will be, but I am hoping to pull it all together eventually with a lovely border.
Now the eagle eyed amongst you may notice a bit of a ripple blanket lurking there too……this is the bit where I stand up and say ” Hello, my name is Laurie and I am a serial starter of blankets!” It’s the colours….they make me do it. I start off one thing and suddenly see other combinations while I work.
So, yes, I also have a ripple blanket on the go as well. I couldn’t help myself! This ripple is using Stylecraft yarns, but to get the shading I wanted, I used Stylecraft Special DK and Stylecraft Life DK where there was a slight tonal gap. I am hoping that the two blankets will look stunning together when finished…..that really will be living the dream, especially if I can treat myself to a little more Pip Studio. I wonder if this may have had some influence on my colour choices.
My personal trainer has turned up…..
Looks like I’m off for walkies before anymore ends can be sewn in.
Have a great day all xx