I had been saving this one until we had a fine day to take a photo, but I decided to just go for it!
Made in Rico baby classic powder, light grey and dusky pink with Drops cotton merino white, which gives the blanket just that bit more weight, and warmth.
It is a granny rectangle (of course!) starting with five clusters of three stitches, and I used a 4.5mm hook.
My friend’s great niece has had her baby and sent the most gorgeous photo of him with his ‘autumn leaves’ blanket
It is so lovely to see something that you have made being used and appreciated by someone.
May all our creations go to such happy homes.
This is charity blanket number 27, plus a couple of earlier editions, that are ready to be wrapped up and sent off to Birth Companions.
I have enough yarn left for quite a few of these but I would like to try some new things too….
This has been an interesting project for me to make. It was commissioned by a friend and although it is definitely out of my colour comfort zone I have come to love it.
The request was for ‘woodland colours’ and we put this combination of golds, greens and browns together in gorgeous Rowan wools:
Made in Rowan supersoft merino in mellow, bark and grass; and Rowan wool cotton dk in leaf, bronze, elf and still.
It took one ball each of the six ‘leaf’ colours, and 4 balls of the ‘mellow’ background. Made to the ‘Bertie baby blanket’ pattern, by Little Doolally, on a 5mm hook.
This is such lovely yarn that I have to say that every stitch was a pleasure. Let’s hope the new mum approves!
I have a new project on the go for a friend, that has quite accidentally produced the effect of autumn leaves:
It is just a swatch at the moment, but I think you can see what direction it is going in!
It is a long time since I have made a ripple blanket, but I have one on my hook right now:
Made in almost the last of my Sirdar simply recycled dk stash, in dip dye blue, canvas, fleck, demin wash and pumice on a 4.5mm hook.
I would also like to report that I am 20 days into my self-imposed yarn drought and still holding out!
As it is now the school holidays here in Scotland I have had a little time to crack on with some crochet:
Still working through my friend’s stash! They yellow palette is really not for me, but the blues are quite peaceful, and they will both keep a small baby warm.