I’m always a bit loathe to admit to a big project on Very Berry because then I’m sort of stuck with it… I’ve already committed to a big quilt for 2011, and now this project is being added to the mix.
I’ve started a crochet blanket so that I can use up some of the bits and bobs of wool & wool mix yarn that I’ve bought for various amigurumi projects. I’ve been wanting to have a go at a Babette Blanket ever since I saw the gorgeous examples on Flickr. You can read more about the Babette Blanket & its designer, Kathy Merrick, over at Purl Bee.
I love the mismatched square sizes and the bright colours of the finished blankets – fabulous, and just right for this time of year when it makes sense to surround yourself with loads of bright colours. But, because I haven’t got a massive amount of yarn, I decided to use a traditional granny square pattern, and I’m joining my squares as I go, because I blooming hate sewing squares together. I expect that this is going to cause me no end of problems later on when I try and get an rectangular shape, but am sure I’ll solve the that somehow. Here’s what I’ve got so far – pretty scary colours, but I’m hoping they’ll look less over the top as I make more squares (and find some more colours in my stash!).
A Little Fabric Update
Leah at sewbox.co.uk has put her fabric selling on hold, whilst she has some maternity leave. So she is currently selling off her fabrics at huge discounts – so pop round there right now to get a great bargain whilst you can. But don’t worry, sewbox.co.uk is still open selling lovely haberdashery and patterns, and Leah hopes to be selling fabric again soon – sign up for her newsletter so that you’ll be the first to know about it.