Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
My meadow blanket: progress report...
This is how my long-term blanket knitting project is progressing. I'm calling it my meadow blanket because that is the name of the main colour. I know it looks more like mud in my photo but it really is a lovely soft green and beige mixture. The meadow wool is on the cone to the left of the photo. It is only 2 ply so I am rolling it up into balls and using 4 strands together. I quite enjoy the rolling process and find it therapeutic at the end of a busy day.
I was originally just going to knit the whole blanket in one colour but started to get a bit bored. So I looked in my wool bag for inspiration. I decided to keep to muted earthy tones. First of all I combined some brown sock wool with a cream coned yarn and just kept knitting the stripe until the brown wool was used up. Now I am back with the meadow wool and will knit most of the rest of the blanket with it. Later I will knit another stripe using grey sock wool with more of the cream coned yarn. The sock wool and cream yarn have been sitting in my wool bag for months and this is the ideal project to use them up.
When I have finished, I am planning to crochet a border with the yellow and green wool. Hopefully, that will bring out the colours of the meadow wool and brighten it up. If I have enough green and yellow wool left I will embroider some flowers.
This will definitely be a blanket for giving away. I'm not in any hurry to finish it though. The meadow wool is lovely to knit with and the blanket is so warm it is the perfect winter project.