Friday 21 March 2014
Back to the Blankets.......
For some reason it seems like an age since I posted about a blanket....I've been back on the knit sticks for a while and the hook has been put away for a little time. I have 2 blanket orders to complete, both being for friends so I have a little bit more freedom with these.....in the sense that my judgement is trusted in colour work to get these right......so one got finished last night.....and oh what a late night it was. I started this blanket yesterday at lunchtime so at around 12pm, noon. I worked right through with only a few tea breaks, and a phone call and blocked it at around 2.50am this morning....I was in bed according to the clock at 3.06am!! So a baby blanket has taken me around 15 hrs, give or take 30 minutes. Yes I am tired this morning and have a crazy sore neck.
This one is using my favourite organic merino wool from here. Oh how I love this yarn....I often talk about it. The company is back up and running after being taken over by a new owner. Very happy I was about that. I used my own Squircle pattern, link on the side of this page. I used all the colours in the organic range except the dark green....I don't know why I didn't use it, just didn't think it fit in at all....every circle has pink in it, and I also have a touch of navy blue in there, that I had left over before the colour was deleted from the range......the colours in this yarn all just work so beautifully together.....I guess you may have gathered the blanket is for a baby girl, but you'll notice I didn't exclude, blues, browns or grey.....they all blend in so well.
Ok, I'm finished here....I'll be back with the second one when it's done.....little bit excited about that one!