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.
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?
It seems that I have not finished with this particular colour-way yet. Following on from my Down to earth blanket and scarf, we now have the matching twiddlemuff!
It is made with two Granny rectangles joined-as-you-go at the edges on the inside (I really am getting the hang of this now!) and a more traditional Granny stripe on the outside.
I have now run out of the deep olive green, so this might be the last in this particular series.
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.
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.
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!
Two long train journeys over the Easter holidays saw the production of this pair of charity blankets:
Both made in Wensleydale Longwool ‘fennel’, on the left with Sirdar Crofter ‘seabird’ and on the right with King Cole Drifter ‘Wyoming’. They both took 200g of yarn, but the Crofter blanket ended up bigger, as it turns out to have more yards per ball.