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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Blanket Progress and New Yarn

Hello All.

I've had a pretty much run of the mill week, so I shall launch straight into my Summer Granny Blanket progress.

I tipped all the squares out of the bag...
....... and then laid them all out just to see where I was. I have 230 (ish).   There's still loads more colour combinations to go.  Notice I'm not telling you how many ~ not because I want to keep you in suspense ~ it gives me brain ache to try and work it out.  I have 11 colours, if you can suss out how many different combinations there are, please do.  What I do know, is that no 2 squares will be the same.  There will be a few I don't do, for instance the fluorescent green and lime green just do not go together in a square.  
 I have just added the shocking pink in the middle, which I wasn't sure about at the start, but it really gives the blanket a bit of extra zing.  Laying all the squares out filled me with some heart skippy happiness.  I totally love it.
 Here is all my yarn.  Each ball has a centre pull so I don't need to get any out of the bag, I find that makes life easier.  I'm now thinking about whether to crochet them together or sew.  I quite like the rhythm of sewing up and I don't find it a chore, but I'm wondering if crocheting through the back loops would be quicker ~ the jury's out.
 I've also been dyeing some yarn.
Would you like a sneaky peek?
Of course, you would.
  This is a selection of some Merino/Silk Laceweight.
 And this some Blue Faced Leicester Sock Yarn.  They both have a wonderful 'bounce' and are very soft.  I've gone a bit wacky with some of the colours of the sock yarn this time.  I'm now at my favourite part of the process, skeining it up, so watch this space!
Whilst food shopping the other evening I found myself stood by the flowers, I wasn't sure which to get. 
 Do I really need them?  They be over in couple of weeks.
Then I spotted this Jasmine.  £5.00 for a plant which should last indefinitely.  It is now filling the hall with it's wonderful scent.  £5.00 well spent methinks.

Righto, I'm off to rescue the washing off the line ~ it's very blowy here today and the the washing line has bent!

As always have a super week, byeeee...........Clicky Needles.


  1. Your blanket is looking really pretty, I love the kaleidoscope of colours.

  2. Love your crochet blanket it will look great when done! I am in the middle of a granny square blanket and I think I will crochet them together only because I am a bit rubbish at sewing x

  3. Wow!!! Just wow! What a fantastic blanket! I'm not even going to attempt to consider the mathematical combinations, I think it would make me cry. Good luck with the rest of it. :)

  4. The blanket looks great,really like these smaller granny squares. Hopefully see you next Saturday?

  5. 990 different squares 11x10x9.
    11 choices for the centre, 10 left to choose from for the next round and 9 left for the last round!

  6. Normally I am not a fan of granny squares but I really like what you've got going. I also LOVE that yarn you died! I cant wait to see what you do with it :)

  7. Your summer garden blanket is gorgeous.......I really need to get on and finish mine, I'm ashamed to say it's nearly been two years since I began it........delicious looking sock yarns too.

  8. You've been very productive! I love your blanket! I could just smell that jasmine seeing the photo. I very much want a hyacinth for the house. MUST get one.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Gorgeous blankie CN!!!!!!
    Hope you saved your washing;))))
    Best wishes

  10. Fantastic Blanket coming along there! I LOVE the colours... it is going to be wonderful... and Jasmine too.. ahhh... lovely post! :)x

  11. The blanket is looking wonderful. I still can't decide whether to sew or crochet mine together, I'll have to make a decision soon. I saw the Jasmine in the supermarket (Morrisons), but I didn't buy one, I wish I had now.

  12. Beautiful blanket, and love the colours. Really interested on what you decide, sew or crochet. My mum is doing her first granny square blanket, and cannot decide which would be best.

  13. The blanket is looking good as are your hanks of dyed yarn.

  14. Wow, what a big project! It looks great!

  15. LittleRedDragon (Claire)23 January 2012 at 18:48

    I agree with anonymous... For the first colour you have eleven options. For the second, you don't want the same colour as the first time but can have any of the remaining ten, so for each of the eleven first colour choices there are 10 second colour choices - and likewise, 9 choices for the third colour. 11 x 10 x 9 = 990... even subtracting unworkable combos, if you use them all this is going to be one enormous blanket!

    Looking great, as always... thanks for sharing and have fun!


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