I was enjoying working on the muted greys blanket, which will go on my bed, mostly because of the joy of working the random pattern, so it made sense to use the ‘random’ idea with my friend’s favourite colours (according to her daughter).
The only option is to pick up hook and yarn and off we go!
Just eight colours this time (including the edging) which gives an unbelievable 823,000 unique square possibilities – I know, that’s amazing isn’t it?
I bought all the Stylecraft Special DK yarn – Aster, Saffron, Sage, Stone, Sherbert, Cloud Blue, Lipstick and finally Storm Blue for the edges, from a great little shop in Crossgates, Leeds. Lynda had every single colour in the range (except the new variegated ones) – it was like a little corner of heaven and I just couldn’t resist taking a photo inside the shop…
The internet prices are fab too at only £1.75 per ball and because I live quite close by I could get my hands on what I wanted straight away without having to wait for the postman – win, win.
Here’s how it’s looking so far (about 1/3 of the way through) on this gorgeous sunny Sunday in my garden – oh, and I decided to swap one of the colours once I saw the real deal in the flesh – the Bright Green I originally selected got replaced by a more subtle Aster, so in a small way I’m going off plan!
I’ve also decided to join as I go to save all the heartache of endless weaving in and stitching later – clever me.
I must sign off for now, I need a piece of cake.
Happy days – Tina x