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Crochet: The beginnings of a blanket
Hello. It’s suddenly got very cold here. We’ve been spoilt with a warm autumn so far but I feel winter is fast approaching. With this cold weather my mind has been occupied with blankets…
I’ve wanted to start a blanket for a while. I had planned (am still planning) to make one for Oli’s bed but I haven’t been able to decide on a pattern or colour scheme. I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and created a new crochet blanket board to help focus my mind. I’m not sure this helped really but I was reminded of a lovely bright hexagon blanket by Coco Rose that I’d admired a while ago. The pattern is from a book I already own called Crochet with Color. It’s a translation of a Japanese crochet book and it has some gorgeous patterns in it (think bags, scarves, cushions).
Whilst contemplating hexagons (yes I actually spent time doing that) I was also sorting through my yarn stash. I was quite alarmed to find how much cotton I have collected. I sat and made a hexagon using what came to hand and I fell instantly in love. So that’s how it happened, no planning or thought given to colours, just me sat on the floor with a tub full of yarn. I’m simply going to work my way through this stash of cotton. I’ll admit the lack of planning made me quite anxious to start with but it’s also been quite liberating!
My time has been quite limited recently so I’ve continued making one hexagon a day. The pattern calls for 58 hexagons so at this rate I should have them all done by December 31st (is it sad that I did the math?). We’ll see how that goes but I’m hopeful it will be done for spring. ;)
I also had time this weekend to make up a quick doily for my night table. The pattern is from one of my favourite crochet books; Homespun Vintage:20 timeless knit and crochet projects by Jane Crowfoot. It's done a wonderful job of brightening up my table while it waits patiently for its promised paint job.
Wishing you a lovely week.
Bye for now. Em xx