I’ve had a few projects on the go this month. I’m working on a tulip stitch blanket for my daughter and I have designed a really pretty baby boy blanket…but this post is a chance for me to share my progress on the gorgeous Attic 24 cosy stripe blanket.
I adore Lucy’s blog and was captivated by her bright bold colour choices. They are so striking and exactly what my son loves.
Lucy’s pattern is so easy to follow – the toughest thing so far was counting the initial chain stitches. My mum gave me a good tip of making tally marks with pen and paper every ten stitches, so I don’t loose count (and with interruptions from small people, dogs and husband I was bound to loose count)!
From the very beginning it looked stunning.
Now, if you are thinking of embarking upon this project, make sure you read the part of the pattern where Lucy tells you sew the ends in as you go along! I missed this, until I was on about row 40! I’m almost caught up, but it really really really does pay to do it as you go along otherwise you’ll have a long day of it just sewing in the ends….and none of us want that!
Shortly after I started I felt the colours were maybe a bit autumnal (it was this season that inspired Lucy’s colour choices). I lost heart a bit as I was seeing the white blossoms emerging on the trees, as I like my colours to reflect my garden and the nature around me. However, I then soon saw that they matched nicely the primroses that have popping up all over my garden, and that really spurred me on.
Shortly after I took this picture my focus went to my friend’s baby blanket and designing that, but this week I’ve come back to this and it really has felt a bit like coming home. Bright, colourful and cheery, and oh so simple to stitch. I’m on row 73 of 90 now and it’s looking so so good!
I hope to have a ‘finished’ post on this for you in a couple of weeks. As I crochet my final few rows I will be figuring out the border ready to add as a finishing touch. This blanket is for my son, so I’m thinking I will use the copper and khaki colours to border with…but I’m not set on this idea, I could well change my mind!
I am going to link this with Crafting is my Therapy this month over at Me, You & Magoo.