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Baby blanket planning

30 Oct

Today I’ve been ordering the yarn for a baby blanket for my lovely friend who is due next February, very exciting! I’ve gone for neutrals, yellows and blues as she’s having a boy but she doesn’t want to be too blue!

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Once again, I’ve ordered from the Wool Warehouse as it’s such good value and local. I’m very excited for its arrival so I can get started…

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The ripple blanket has begun…

13 Jan

It’s been a very good weekend, I’ve discovered a new (and fairly local) wool WAREHOUSE and I’ve started my next blanket. The wool shop was amazing, I’ll tell you more about that soon.
I’ve chosen nine colours, quite a different mix for me but I’m very happy with them. I’m also using a new wool to me, it’s RICO essentials merino Aran. The range of colours are gorgeous and it’s very soft and warm.

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I’m following attic24’s ripple pattern again and it’s so simple and therapeutic, it is lovely to have this big project on the go now.

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I’m on my fourth row so far, I’m loving the combination of pink and green.

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Blanket planning…

5 Jan

My brain is ticking over with ideas for my next blanket.
I’m thinking a ripple.
I’m thinking a mixture of creams, pinks, reds and oranges.
I’m thinking something like these…

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(from Rosy little things)

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(from Dottie angel)

I really like to have a big project on the go which I can just pick up and do bits on when I get a chance.
Tonight, I’ve been perusing wool (mmmmm!) I’m thinking of using Rico merino Aran, the colours are lovely and there is a good range.

Excited!

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The patchwork blanket.

5 Oct

As promised, here are pictures of the finally finished patchwork crochet blanket. I made it home early enough to photograph it in daylight and the colours are reasonably true to real life.

So here it is…

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Close up…

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and folded…

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I am so pleased to have finished this blanket so that we can actually use it, especially now the weather had turned. I can’t quite remember when I started it however it must have been around January (I remember starting the first square whilst teaching my friend her very first crochet stitches). It hasn’t taken me 9 months (that would be shocking), I have stopped and started it many times after becoming distracted with other things.

Once again, I used Rowan Pure Wool DK in these colours; Enamel, Port (deep red), Dahlia, Tea Rose and Hyacinth. I used a size 4mm hook and it is worked in UK treble crochet.

Hope you like it.

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P.S I have now added a lovely little picot border to this blanket and it has finished it off very nicely. I’ve not done a border on a ┬áblanket before but it was definitely worth the extra time ­čÖé

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