Good morning my friends and a happy weekend to you all.
Do hope you are keeping warm this cold July!
This morning I have been enjoying a new rainbow ripple
on my hook and I'm loving the new shade of
from Stylecraft Yarns in their Special DK.
It fits so well in my rainbow between lipstick and spice!
Baby blankets are always such fun to make and sell so fast.
This week I've made a rainbow granny square
which is now on its way to a new home.
The rainbow interspersed with parchment make a very attractive blanket.
the colour recipe I have used is
Stylecraft Special DK in
mustard gold spice tomato claret raspberry plum grape
violet lobelia denim storm blue sage pistachio lime and parchment
and sold a pretty pastel ripple
which is soon to be keeping a new baby girl warm.
Stylecraft Special DK
sherbet apricot wisteria spring green lemon candyfloss and cream
You may be interested to know
that I always keep ready made blankets for sale in my
So when you suddenly need a new baby gift do take a look,
I have many colours and various sizes in stock.
However if you wish to order a specially made blanket
in any pattern or colours please email me at
and I will be delighted to send you my price list and make one for you
It's always so good to see babies modelling my blankets
and this week I've been delighted to receive 2 photos
from happy customers
who gave me permission to share these with you.
Last time I wrote
I left you with a teasing glance
at some pretty pastel grannies that I was working on.
I used 10 pretty shades of
the colour recipe is
As always I work in a production line fashion
and make all the round in the same colour at one time.
This increases your speed as you are not changing balls of yarn
or wondering which colour to pick.
165 mini grannies meant a lot of ends to sew in,
but a wonderful discovery at Lidl of their Big Hit chocolate peanuts
made it all very yummy!
so this really was a labour of love
and I'm afraid I wont be making another for a long while!
You will notice that I alternate the side I work from on my grannies.
This is done to avoid that awful granny square twist.
you can read a tutorial about how I make my granny squares
For this blanket I chose to join the squares as I made the 4th round
so there is no background colour
. I really like this look but of course again it means lots of ends.
Unfortunately if you want colour you have to have ends!
If you are interested in trying this joining method
you will enjoy the good tutorial by Lucy at Attic 24
The blanket soon comes together
and then it's the exciting time to choose a border.
I used 27 from the book
this is a great book which I highly recommend.
It is clearly written in US terms
and also has very good charts to follow.
This blanket was a special commission for a baby soon to arrive,
using a neutral colour palette so it is suitable for both boy or girl.
The border is made in the gorgeous new shade of
which Stylecraft have recently added to the range of Special DK.
A beautiful blanket that I was sad to part with.
One day I must make one to keep for Patchwork House!
Wishing you all a happy restful weekend
X X X