You wouldn’t think that June would be such a good month to crochet another blanket, but guess what? It is!
We’ve had endless rain here. So much so, that our neighbour is going on a month now to get their new roof on. It’s mainly been shrouded in tarps till the rain stops for a second, then the little men come scurrying in to pound in a few more tiles, then it starts pouring again.
So I mentioned about starting this granny stripe blanket in my last post. I couldn’t wait. I have been working bit by bit on the other projects, but this is my current love and I just can’t stop myself.
I went and bought 17 balls of different colours of a wool/acrylic blend. I thought at first that I’d do it all completely random, using all the colours.
Well, first of all, my first attempt was way too wide (48″) and I’d have to buy a truckload of more yarn to finish it. So I ripped it all out and restarted it. This time I made it less wide (42″) and thought more about the colours. I also went up in size on my hook. So what I decided on was to remove some of the colours (pinks, white, yellow, orange) and maybe set those aside for another blanket, and concentrate on using the blues, purples, greens and reds. I’m trying to be random; it’s hard and not really in my blood to be so random. I’m also varying the colour stripes to be one row and two rows. Just to mix it up a bit more.
So I will have to go buy more yarn, more of these colours, but the end result will be something I think I’ll love more…or maybe my daughters will love deem acceptable (lol) and want for their apartment when they move in together this fall.
Pattern: Granny Stripes by Attic24
Yarn: Adriafil Mirage, 50/50 wool-acrylic blend, DK weight