Category Archives: Baby blankets

Charity blanket no. 20: the colour pack

This pink and grey colour scheme came originally from the ‘Homemakery‘ and is known as ‘pebble beach’.

Made in Rico baby classic dk ecru, powder, smokey rose, silver grey and steel grey.

I did swap one of the neutral colours in the pack from ‘smokey blue’ to ‘ecru’, which altered the colour balance somewhat, but the steel grey is still a little bit dark for my taste and overall I am not convinced that these colours are working together. So perhaps I am not really a colour pack person and should stick to my own combinations, which give me pleasure both in the choosing and the making.

Charity blanket no. 19: Orla again?

Another stash busting blanket – this time from a lovely friend who is a fellow colour-enthusiast. The bag of yarn that she gave me produced this lovely palette:

There is a definite nursery feel to it, and I spent ages wondering what the colours reminded me of. Iced gems? Party rings? Mini eggs?

But I think it might be good old Orla Kielly again:

What do you think?

Charity blanket no. 18: easy peasy lemon

Is there a category of failing New Year’s resolutions because you have done too much of them? I wondered at the beginning of 2017 if I could make 17 baby-sized blankets for charity.
Well it turns out that I could and have, and indeed it seems that I have the motivation to carry on and make some more:

This one is in Peter Pan merino baby ‘lemon’ and King Cole Drifter for baby ‘meadow’. Photographed against our lovely Viburnum bush – it is one of the highlights of May for me.

Charity blanket no. 16: The Lavender Hill Mob

My 16th, and penultimate, charity blanket for this year:

Made in Drops Karisma 71 (light beige) Sirdar Harrap tweed 0106 (Flockton) Rowan felted tweed 151 (bilberry) and King Cole Masham misty 1278 (heather). The Drops Karisma is much thicker than the other yarns, and gives the blanket rather less drape than I am used to. However it should be warm, so I don’t think anyone will complain!

Charity blanket no. 13: sea greens

Another foray into my mother’s yarn stash came up with several balls of Wensleydale Longwool in ‘fennel green’. It is a fairly robust yarn in a lovely grey-green colour (more like lichen than fennel!) In my own stash I found some Sirdar Crofter DK in shade 39 ‘Magilly’ which has some grey-green in it, but is lifted by shades of turquoise, blue and cream.

I think they look pretty good together, and the project has contributed to my yarn diet!