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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!

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…

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.



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.

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


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…

(from Rosy little things)

(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.



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…


Close up…


and folded…


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.


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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