My cat is a little thief. Every blanket I make she thinks is hers. I had a bag of mill ends from Spotlight and thought I’d make a corner to corner baby blanket to add to my Etsy store (which i desperately need to re open) So as i’m crocheting away cat comes over to investigate. I tell her to go away and she does. But next morning I find her sleeping on the blanket. She dragged it from the lounge to her sleeping space! It’s no good to sell now so I let her use it. However, it’s not finished! She won’t let me finish it! Finally I manage to distract her and finish it off for her. She loves it. It’s really thick so maybe it’s the texture, anyway it’s very well used. Over the weekend I managed to steal it back so I could wash it cause it stunk! It took two days of soaking and drying for it to be useable now. This cat better not steal another blanket.
I found this yarn at Lincraft and immediately loved the colours, it’s so hard to get a nice rainbow mix. I decided to use my pattern i came up with which is a row of grannies followed by a row of solids. Super simple to do and super effective. I got bored with the same repeat pattern so mixed it up with a few more rows of solids. The yarn worked so well with this sort of pattern. Actually I think this yarn would suit a lot of patterns. It was really nice to work with an no joins! My cat stole this blanket half way through so I had to steal it back. I get really bored when rounds take forever so I finished this blanket when it was just over a metre wide.
It’s been a busy few weeks! I’ve gone through my entire stash and found HEAPS of yarn and projects I had forgotten about. I am on a total yarn ban until I use at least half of my stash. At this rate I should be ready to buy more wool in about 19 years. I’m going to undo a bunch of half finished projects as I’m just not feeling them anymore or had better ideas for the yarn.
I’m in the process of turning our study into a crochet cave so at least I can see what I have to work with. I’ve managed to finish a call the midwife blanket that I had sitting around for months which allowed me to start a stash busting blanket. I had a bunch of half used Stylecraft Special DK sitting here taking up space so I’m turning that into a giant blanket. I’m almost done with it now and thankfully used a lot of the yarn up! Just a simple granny square blanket but in very random colours.
I started another scarf with some of my souvenir wool with is fun!
Yarn Name: Regia Hand-dye Effect
Yarn Weight: 4 Ply
Blend: 70% new wool, 25% polyamide and 5% acrylic
Ball Weight: 100g (3.5oz)
Colour: Long colour transitions with hand dyed effects
Knots/joins: One tiny join that was easy to hide
Suitable for: Socks, scarfs, shawls, anything wearable!
Notes: I found this yarn at a tiny craft store I visit. This wool feels like it’s hand spun with some slight imperfections where the yarn got thinner. I was making a scarf so this was not an issue, but i would imagine it would cause some worry if you were working on another project. The effect of this yarn is amazing, totally looks like a one off hand spun and dyed ball of wool. I would use this again if I ever found it again!
After months and months of delaying this blanket due to heat I have finally finished! I dyed the wool using my technique which you can find here. The unique nature of each ball of wool plus the spiral pattern of the blanket creates something totally random and awesome! I added a fringe because fringes are cool haha
All up I used about 16 balls of 50g wool for the centre and 3.5 for the Continue reading Finished: Spiral Blanket 2
I’ve finally decided to list some blankets for sale. Pop over to my Etsy store to check them out. Hopefully they will all find some forever homes soon and be cherished by their new owners 🙂