So far January has been a shock to the system; my body has ached from working and most nights I have been in bed by 8pm. Somewhere, somehow I have managed to continue my resolution to finish various works in progress.
Today I will show you the Autumnal Sky ripple blanket.... hmmmm, there are partks of this blanket I love and parts I am ambivalent about. The colours are very different from my usual palette and take some getting used to. I loved using different yarns including double knitting, chunky yarn and mohair; sometimes crocheting with double yarn mixing type and colour for a variety of textures and colour hues.
I describe this blanket as a "watercolour in crochet" and I really enjoyed trying to interpret the colours of a stormy Autumn sky. It is a warm, weighty blanket because of the chunky yarns used and I really like the way the mixed yarns have created a tweed fabric.
The ripple pattern is from The Royal Sisters and works up very quickly. I edged the sides only, with a shell border. I would like to do another similar blanket at some point, interpretating the colours of the sea. The Autumnal Sky blanket is certainly unique and when all said and done, I am really pleased I stepped out of my comfort zone to make this.
I haven't stopped there... the Kaleidoscope blanket has had additional hexagons added to it so it fits over the bottom of the bed. I cut up the wall hanging an added these hexagons to the blanket. Also, three crochet borders have been added to old hand towels to give them a new lease of life. Unfortunately after struggling to photograph the ripple blanket on such a grey foggy day, I gave up trying to photograph anything else, so there are no pictures to show you just yet.
Today is one of my favourite days of the year - even though at 2pm the fog is only just lifting and making way for grey skies and drizzle - we have spotted the first snowdrops in the garden!! The abundance of new shoots in the garden has inspired me to put up the crocus plates alongside the snowdrop plates, a sight which is managing to lift my spirits no end.
I will leave you with a picture of our bedroom wall... swan tapestries keep falling into my path at the moment and a new collection is forming.
Wishing you a happy and productive week ahead x