On Friday the 27th of March 2015 I finished my first set of colours on my Cosy Stripe Blanket :-). It was lovely to see all the colours coming together for the first time and already its starting to look like a blanket, it makes me very excited to see it continue to grow.
I felt this was a perfect time for an update, as I said I’d update you either weekly or per set and I decided on the later to start with. I will start with sharing the important information to start with, as not only is it a good record for me but some of you might want to know also.
These are the colours that I used for my first set;
- Stylecraft Special DK Teal
- James C Brett Twinkle TK16 Jade
- Stylecraft Special DK Cloud Blue
- James C Brett Twinkle TK2 White
- Stylecraft Special DK Lavender
- James C Brett Twinkle TK14 Pale Blue
- Stylecraft Special DK Violet
- James C Brett Twinkle TK8 Silver
Below are photos of this colour order, starting with my pegs and then a photo of the yarn all lined up and ready to go.
I am really happy with how my first set has turned out and I think it looks great. As I said in a previous post this is my first time doing a single size blanket and using these yarns, so far I am really enjoying it. The yarn is still getting a while to get used too because I work mostly with cotton or cotton blends but its not bad and certainly better than previous acrylics I’ve worked with :-).
This first set has grown quickly, I think that is down to my health as I have been having a really tough time lately and I haven’t been up to much. I knew that if I wanted to do some crochet it needed to be easy going for me so my blanket was perfect for this. It really helped to distract me from the pain and how ill I am feeling, so for me its been therapeutic so far.
I have taken a photo of the first colour set completed, please note the first colour is at the bottom and the last colour at the top. I will just add, that if I was to do this blanket again that I would make sure my starting chain was a bit looser (the dark teal colour) as that row is slightly smaller in width compared to the rest.
Well that is pretty much it for my first update 🙂 and I am now onto my second set of colours, in fact it wont be long till my next set is finished because as I type I am already half way through the next set.
Please note in these photos the blanket is folded up, so its not the true width of the blanket.
I will end this post with a photo I shared on Instagram (also sent to Facebook and Twitter), which is a collage of all the related photos from set one.