I did have a few doubts with some of my colour choices but as the blanket progressed they seem to work. Now I am not so sure! What do you think?
So a little peek for you, to be going on with.
When it's spread out it's bigger than I thought, whoop, whoop not so far to go now! For the second time of using all the colours I went in three's and reversed the order I had them in to start with, if that makes sense. So Wisteria, Cloud Blue, Magenta the first time of using them was ordered Cloud Blue, Wisteria, Magenta the second time and will rotate again for the third time.
In my last post I showed a picture of the new blanket I'm starting in the Crofter DK. The first colour I used was May, see below. The ball made 12 squares.
Here is the ball band with shade details and this is all the yarn left from the first ball. As I complete the balls I will post the squares.
Next up is a little piece of Tunisian Crochet. I saw that Sue of Sweet Pea family had tried it here and wanted to have a go. So hooks were ordered, waited for (not very patiently) and arrived. I got busy with a practice piece and here it is.
Tunisian crochet goes VERY curly so I will have to give it a good press as I dont think I can block acrylic yarn. It also has a definite right and wrong side, you may be able to see that on the curled up bit!
This is just my first trial piece using Tunisian Simple Stitch. I started off with a 4.0 hook with the DK yarn but it seemed to be very tight, but that could be my tension! The 5.0 gave a more supple feel to the piece, but I am still experimenting. This type of crochet would be great for bags as it has less stretch than ordinary crochet. I'm thinking of making a cushion cover, so another reason to watch this space!
My goodness I have half finished items all over the place! Just the way I like to work, so exciting, and I can pick which one I work on according to my mood. Also it's good to have a small project on the go as it is much more portable. I don't think I would haul my ripple blanket round to my friends for coffee, but a little bag with a ball of yarn, a hook and a square on the go is easily managed :-)
See you all next time, have a good day wherever you are.