Like books, you can never have too many blankets; they're useful inside and outside, on chairs, sofas beds, the ground, everywhere. When not in use, they look great just folded into a pile. Blankets for cats and dogs too :) Everyone loves a blanket, especially a homemade one.
I've made dozens over the years, all shapes, sizes and colours; some I've kept, some I've given as presents, some for various charities; it's something I love making, both knitted and crocheted.
At the moment, I have two crochet blankets on the go and another in the offing.
The Woodland ripple is underway (see previous post), and I've started a granny hexagon one. This is using a colourpack from Deramores - the Black Forest Gateau pack, designed by The Patchwork Heart. It looks like this:
I think the multi-coloured granny squares look a bit 'bitty', so, to show off the colours to their best advantage - in my view - I've opted to make granny hexagons in single colours; not sure how I'll be joining them yet, will ponder that as I go along. The hexagons look like this:
I recently made myself learn the Magic Loop, and am finding it easy and successful. It's a good project to pick up and put down, carry around in a bag.
The third blanket is a CAL I came across on Facebook, a circular blanket of the solar system. I'm waiting for the main colours to arrive, and I'm sure I'll have the other colours needed when I get to the planets.
I also have a hankering for a good old fashioned knitted square blanket too, nothing fancy, just nice and traditional.
Here's some previous blanketage :)
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