Katie’s Blanket

The real reason I went to the wool shop yesterday was not to buy the 3 new Stylecraft Special DK colours but to pick up some yarn to make a test square for my daughter’s blanket.  She chose the colours and the design herself and I think it’s going to be really pretty.

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The yarn is Stylecraft Special Chunky in White, Lavender, Aspen and Fondant – don’t you just love the names and I think the combination is just lovely.

I knew they reminded me of something and when I went into the garden I saw these flowers – beautiful pink dicentra (commonly known as bleeding heart) underplanted with bluebells surrounded by all the lush green spring growth.  You can’t beat pink and purple.

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And in the latest Avon catalogue, which came today, I saw these nail varnishes.  Lovely.

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The pattern she has chosen is popcorn flower.  As always it’s hard to find out where patterns originated by I first saw it on YouTube here.

I started with the centre colours.

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Then added the white.  Excuse the picture, I couldn’t stop it overexposing.

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Finally the green border.

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I’m planning on using the join as you go method but having never tried it before I’m not convinced I’ll like it, particularly as I like to block everything before I join it. I’ll let you know how I get on.

I think I’ll need to make 120 squares (scream) so it may be yet another long term project.

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