my plan to write a blog entry last weekend didn’t really work…due to a flu epidemic that left most of us floored for a few days.
I am on the mend now so I thought I could catch up with this.
Firstly I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for all the lovely comments on the colours choice! I thought Caro’s pattern was really lovely and unusual and it worked really well with the bright colours I used.
Here is the link to the original pattern just in case you missed it on Facebook, as said, I bought it on Ravelry.
and this is the list of the colours and yarn I used for my version:
STYLECRAFT SPECIAL DK :
1 ball each in:
spice,fondant,fuchsia purple,magenta,mustard,aspen and buttermilk.
STYLECRAFT BATIK DK :
2 balls each in :
pistachio and coral.
a note on the quantities…
I listed what I started with, but as you know, I made the 48 squares suggested in the pattern, but I ended up using just 20 squares for Annabelle because I wanted the blanket to be stroller’s size as I found it is a very practical option to give as a present, they are not too big, they can be carried everywhere, they can be fold and stuffed in a bag if not needed and, in my experience, you can get the most use out of it
So if you are thinking to make a blanket for a baby I would suggest anything between these 2 sizes:
a minimum of 60cm x 75cm to 75cm x 100cm .
Annabelle’s measures: 65cm x 85cm and you can see it “in action” here…
How cute are Annabelle and her sister Rose? I was delighted that Siobhan and Andrew were ok with me sharing this lovely picture of their beautiful girls with you, so you have a chance to see the other blanket I made for Annabelle’s older sister, Rose when she was born two years ago. It still looks great and I am so pleased they use it all the time because that is what blanket -making is all about! making something that is useful, that can be washed, that can be dragged around and snuggle under and if the colours make you smile that is an added bonus!
Next, I have to organize my thoughts for 2018…
I have several things in mind and a few projects I have been working on, behind the scenes, coming up too.
it is going to be a VERY exciting year! as I am NEVER tired to crochet, I have a head full of colours and ideas. but my aim this year is to take on board all the comments and advice I gathered in 2017 and to make my work more accessible to all of you out there, I want to do more classes so I can pass on my passion for this amazing craft , I want to be less erratic with my blog entries and improve my online presence too…
It is going to be a lot of work but it is going to be great fun too so stay tuned!
lots of love,