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!!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The Snowy Sky blanket...

This was finished in June but the colours, if you can call black, white and grey  "colours", looked all wrong for the summer.  So I waited until November before sending it to SIBOL.  Our weather this week is very foggy and I expect we will see snow before spring!   The amazing Sue from SIBOL will deliver it and many more to care homes for the elderly in the UK.

I enjoyed making this giant granny square.  The idea for the centre square came from the Sunshine Granny Square pattern by Theemuts Tinka on Ravelry.  One of my 2015 resolutions was to crochet a snowflake.  I decided that this square looked close enough despite its sunny name.  

The rest of the blanket was just a typical granny square and the edging was the Double V edging that I found on the Knot Your Nana's Crochet blog.  Once again, it was a new skill for me.  But it was easy and really finished off the blanket nicely.  This photo isn't very good.  I promise you that the edging looks better in real life.

Sue likes to attach a name to each blanket that she delivers and I think "Snowy Sky" suits this one.

The vital statistics are 37" x 37" and 380g of dk yarn.  Most of the yarn came from donations and bargain buys.  I have quite a bit of black yarn and like to sneak it into projects with a bit of white and variegated grey to lift the mood.

On a slightly different subject, my second cataract operation went ahead as planned and things are looking good.  Eyesight takes weeks or months to recover after surgery.  But I am already happy and looking forward to what future improvements might bring.  My crafting pace is increasing again, though I am supposed to be resting for a few weeks.  "More haste, less speed" definitely applies to recovering from surgery.  The rest of 2015 will be quite gentle for me.  In 2016, I can start firing on all cylinders again.


Joanne Noragon said...

"I expect we will see snow before spring!"
And I expect we'll see snow before Thanksgiving!
I'm happy your surgery went as expected.

kristieinbc said...

Lovely blanket, Una! I'm glad your second surgery went well. If it's any encouragement, my mom's recovery time from her second surgery was much faster than her first. I hope that holds true for you as well.

Barbara Roche said...

That is quite stunning, Una. I love the way the variegated yarn has provided interest and shading.

Una said...

That seems to be true for me too. They operate on the weaker eye first and mine has an unrelated problem that can't be corrected easily. The second eye is much healthier and has no remaining problems. Recovery has been almost immediate!

Gillian said...

Snowy Sky looks amazing. Isn't is strange how just using black, white and grey can produce something so beautiful? We are having foggy weather too. I keep saying we're going to get snow (and maybe soon) but my husband doesn't agree.

Mrs Twins said...

Barbara summed it up 'stunning' she said. It really is.Thank you so much Una.
love Sue x

Anita said...

Your blanket is very nice and eye catching. Nice to see a
pattern different to the old granny square style that one usually
sees.....not that anything is wrong with granny squares!!! lol
Cheers, Anita.