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, 30 January 2013
The four seasons garden blanket....
I was calling this the "meadow blanket" after the name of the main colour. But now I have added other colours and I think the "four seasons garden blanket" is more appropriate.
The main pale green colour (which still refuses to show up properly in photos) reminds me of my spring garden....green, verdant and full of promise. The yellow stripe reminds me of the blazing summer that we always hope for and sometimes get. The brown stripe is my soil after I have dug it over in the autumn. The stripe that I am working on now is a mixture of grey and off white. It looks just like my garden after it has been glazed with frost or a sprinkling of snow. The next stripe will use up the last of the meadow colour. I am then planning to edge the whole blanket with another shade of light green to pull it all together.
This blanket has designed itself. I am simply using up balls of wool that I have no other idea what to do with. They are all very thin plys and I am doubling up and even quadrupling up in places to try to make sure the blanket is the same thickness throughout. My grey and white stripe is a mixture of coned 3 ply wool and grey sock wool that I am knitting from both ends of the ball at the same time. That can produce some very interesting tangles!
As it is, this blanket is screaming "dog blanket". But I think I can pretty it up a little and turn it into a unisex laprug for an elderly person. So, if there is any green left over, I will embroider a scattering of leaves. By then, spring will be on the horizon and my real garden will be waking up.