Tag Archives: Rico baby classic dk

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.

Doing what I do best

I have had a nice time lately, making more of what I do best. Another Bertie baby blanket has been produced, and I will be dropping it off at the shop later this week.

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I know there is a time for experimentation, a time for learning something new or for pushing the boundaries yarn- and colour-wise, but this felt good.

Made in Rico baby classic dk using lilac, light green, light blue, light grey, blue, ice blue and cream, on a 5mm hook. The original pattern is by Little Doolally on Ravelry.

Joined up thinking

Thanks to Lucy at Attic24, who posted this tutorial on joining squares, I have had my first go at sewing (rather than crocheting) squares together.

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I have always been put off ‘join as you go’ methods as half the fun (in my opinion!) is trying out different sequences and combinations of colour. This method allows you to do just that, then use an extra long end-tail to join the squares in the way you want. The joining method gives a pretty firm fabric, and I would say that the piece I have made would be more suited to a cushion cover than a blanket.

Made in Rico baby classic dk on a 5mm hook, using light green, light blue, light grey, blue, turquoise, and ice blue. I like the spring colours. and the joining method is something new to add to my toolkit!

A smack of jellyfish

I have been asked by a local shop to make a small display of jellyfish, which they hope to sell, and I have had some fun putting some different sizes and colours together.

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These are in Rico baby classic dk,light green, grey, ice blue, blue and lilac (discontinued) and some yarn from stash, made on a 4mm hook.

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And these are in Patons Fab DK spray print aqua, with plain colours in Rico baby dk as above, made on a 5mm hook.

Now why is a group of jellyfish called a ‘smack’??

Mandala wheel for Yarndale

What fun I have had making this cheery Mandala for Yarndale

my mandala 1

Not at all my usual colour palette, but maybe that’s why it was so much fun!
Made in Rico classic baby dk and Drops wool-cotton (too many colours to list!)
Using Lucy from Attic 24’s pattern (see link below) Yarndale takes place on the 27th and 28th September in Skipton, and although I can’t be there it feels good to be able to send a small circular ambassador on my behalf. It is also a small way of saying thank you to Lucy for her inspiration and all her hard work.

http://yarndale.co.uk/
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/attic24-mandala-wheel.html%20
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2014/05/mandalas-for-yarndale.html