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.
Two long train journeys at the start of the school holidays saw the production of these:
Still working through my friend’s stash!
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….
So this is it – my seventeenth (and last?) charity blanket for 2017:
Made in Hayfield double knitting with wool ‘blush’ and Sirdar Crofter ‘Flora’, and photographed (quite fittingly) on one of our flowering raspberry bushes.
I didn’t really set myself a target for how many baby blankets I would crochet for charity this year, but I am wondering if I might manage 17 for 2017.
This one is made in Rico baby classic dk in powder, light grey, dusky pink, lilac and cream. Next time I might skip the lilac and put in more dusky pink as it really seems to bring the other colours out.
I really don’t know why I have never made this connection before but I have come across a most worthy home for my Charity baby blankets.
It is an organisation called Birth Companions that supports women giving birth in prison, and other vulnerable women in the community. I should say at the outset that we have a family member who works for the charity, which is why I can’t believe it has taken me so long to match my blanket making needs with theirs. However the connection is now made and this week’s blanket is on its way to them…
This one is made in Rico baby classic dk in light blue, light green, lilac and cream on a 4.5mm hook. It has 27 rounds of granny rectangle, weighs 165g and is 58 x 49cm. Next time I will aim for 30 rounds to make it a bit bigger.
I said a while ago that I wanted to try a crossed trebles blanket in a blue colourway and here it is:
The yarns are Scheepjeswol cotton 8 (4-ply) in grey, grey-blue, light grey and jeans blue, and Rowan summerlite (4 ply) in high tide.
I had hoped to finish it in time to take a photo with the bluebells in flower. I didn’t quite manage it but I have kept the name anyway!