Hello everyone…..Hope you are all well, and managing to keep warm. Thank fully December is ‘Blanket’ month here at Fuzzpot Lane, so I have had the excuse to snuggle up on the sofa and finish off that Willow Square blanket I started absolutely months ago!
It’s so far back, I won’t expect you to remember it straight away, but there was some doubt, on my part as to whether it would ever be finished.
Once all of the little Fuzzpotling dolls had made there way off to their new homes, I simply ran out of excuses. I had decided that I would not start another blanket project until this one was complete…..tricky for someone of my ‘Mrs Many Projects’ mentality, and December was already here…..the horror!!
Now someone out there ( you know who you are Susan!), renamed this, the “Willow or Won’t she Blanket”, and from some people I may not have taken it quite so well, but she is a ‘Mrs Many Projects’ herself, and over the years we have had many ‘phases’ on our crafting journeys, many giggles and trodden a very similar path…….quite frankly….with this name, she pretty much nailed it!
Willow or won’t she? Well she did….and thanks to Priscilla Hewitt and her Continuous Flat Braid Join it all went together quite swimmingly.
The yarn used was a mix of both Stylecraft Special Dk and King Cole Pricewise DK, and basically I did 4 of Jan Eaton’s Willow squares in each of the following 16 shades…64 squares in all :
Styelcraft Special Dk : Raspberry, Duck Egg, Violet, Buttermilk, Pistachio, Clematis, Cream, Vintage Peach, Sage, Strom Blue, Stone and Lavender.
King Cole Pricewise DK : Orchid, Grape, Fallow and Blossom
The continuous flat braid join was done in Stylecraft Special Dk shade Mushroom.
So now what will I do ? It’s only the 13th December and you’ve finished a blanket, I hear you cry! I had a brief dalliance with thoughts of another blanket, but I am being drawn back to little things once more.
Just before I took Priscilla by the hand and let her lead me through the continuous joining technique, I had been putting together little outfits in suitcases….
….and I have to say, I am being drawn back. The knitting needles are out and dresses, coats, hats and scarfs are starting to fly. This coupled with mini blankets, a basket of beautiful sock yarn and the ease of taking it wherever I go…..had me at ‘Hello”.
So once the festivities are over….I’ve gone a chocolate too far….and am ready to create some new Fuzzpotlings, the choices will be endless.
I will be back to wish you all a ‘Merry’ one very soon, but for now my friends, the kettle is calling.
Stay warm xx