Every now and then, to keep my books fresh, I updated one or two of the patterns for you.
CAROUSELThe Carousel has taken so much of my time and effort lately.....the finishing edge stitch to come on November 15th and then some time to play with the secret blanket
TIME OUTThis last week I took a few days 'me time', bit of volunteering, clean the house, catch up with the washing and hooky time, revamping the pattern on page 116 of Granny Squares it's the cover blanket motif.....I've used my favourite finger wrap/sc start to the pattern and I've turned it into a hex, when you start with the magic number 12 thats extremely easy to do.
YARNSOver the last couple of years i have been collecting together some beautiful yarns, alpaca, cotton, wool and some acrylics too, most of which i haven't had time to use.
INSPIRATIONFor weeks now a fabulous picture of a Missoni Jacket and scarf creation, [I adore the colours], it has been my screen saver reminding me that soon I would have time to play...this week i took a few days and got lost in a new blanket for my lounge, dark grey being the dominate colour
the original Square on page 116 in Granny Squares, but with my favourite finger wrap/sc start
I've always loved mixing yarns together as one to make more interesting yarns, but there are so many multi thread yarns today you can often find exactly what you want in the market place..so some i mixed and some i had.
Ormo, very fine, looks so like cotton threads
65% Acrylic, 25% new wool, 10% mohair mix
Patons Wool Bend Aran
63% Wool, 37% Acrylic
James C Brett Marble,
King Cole Riot
70% Acrylic, 30% Wool
King Cole Drifter
69% Acrylic, 25% Cotton, 6% Wool
Mostly indie mohair from several show sources
several show sources
Aldi's best lol
All mixed and blended together to create the look and shade
blending can create so many more softer/darker/lighter/subtler shades......
and my old college tutor said my colour choices was diabolical!....I can do subtle too although I struggle to leave any colour out lol
I wanted the motif to reflect the Flower Light I made years ago, with tweaks to yarn weight etc. I think the blanket pattern from my work works a treat
Every hex is a different shade because of the space dyed yarn used as a background yarn , giving a lovely shaded blanket.