It seems to have been a while since I have blogged, but I have not been idle! I have reverted to my old friend the granny rectangle, and have been busy making (lots of) baby blankets:
These ones have been safely received by pramdepot and will soon be part of their magnificent baby boxes which are put together from new, recycled and gifted items to support vulnerable mothers.
For these blankets I start with a chain of 21, which gives me a 5 granny cluster mini-rectangle, then build up 28-30 rounds of granny clusters to make a blanket of roughly 60 x 50cm.
The octopus is a little extra – pattern from crochetforbabies here.
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….
Two long train journeys at the start of the school holidays saw the production of these:
Still working through my friend’s stash!
This is the blue end of the spectrum from my friend’s stash basket:
I did add in some of my own yarn to make up enough for the blanket, including the remains of the second ‘homemakery’ colour pack. The yarns I added were Rico baby classic dk cream, ice blue, smokey blue, turquoise, and petrol. There is some Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in the mix too – possibly Denim blue and Pool, but I would have to check…
Now this is a colour combination that I would happily repeat…
I was so pleased with the colours of my ‘Orla’ blanket that I set to and made another one almost straight away.
This time I did have to buy some yarn as I had run out of the orange tones.
I went with Sirdar snuggly 451 ‘mousse’ for the lighter orange and Debbie Bliss Rialto dk 23088 ‘apricot’ for the rust colour. I think the rust lifts the whole blanket….
I love these colours – hot pinks muted to a lovely warmth with a charcoal background….
Made in James C Brett DK with merino DM23 (charcoal), Rowan wool-cotton Flower and Drops cotton-merino Lavender and Heather.
Another charity baby blanket – this time in soft greens:
This one is made in Rico baby classic dk turquoise, ice green, light grey and cream. I made it a little bit bigger by doing 29 rounds for the Granny rectangle and the finished size is 63 x 53 cm.