I have a new crochet blanket project! It is actually already two weeks old but I have not had a chance to show it to you. Regular readers may remember the ripple blanket I made for Annie a while ago. I did then wonder if I would ever use Stylecraft Special DK yarn again. Well, I am. My hope is that Jack the naughty teenage dog will find it less attractive to chew on than scrumptious sheepy yarn. It requires rather a lot of discipline to remember to fold and tidy my lovely woollen blankets away after an evening of being tucked up and and feeling cosy. Maybe an acrylic blanket will be more durable. I am also using a smaller sized hook than I normally would to make the blanket a little denser.
I chose the Stylecraft Special DK Sunny Pack put together by Lucy of Attic24. It looked so lovely worked up into a log cabin crochet blanket, I just had to order it. In reality, the colours are brighter and much more in your face (if that makes sense). I have to admit that I was a bit put off by the brightness of some of the shades. However, once the blanket started growing, the colours grew on me. I am following Lucy's blanket CAL, the granny stripe version. I rather like the simple pattern and I like not having to think at all what colour to choose next. I am happy to just follow along. It is a perfect project to balance against my demanding duffle coat sewing project I shared here.
I am enjoying my November book, Michael Faber's 'The Apple'. It is a collection of short stories, based on characters introduced in the novel 'Crimson and Petal', which I have not read. It is a gentle read and the stories are short enough to enjoy in one go.
What are you working on? I am going to browse all of the other link-ups later tonight, I am curious what everyone else is making.
As always, thank you for stopping by, I am glad you had time to spare for this short post of mine. Have a lovely Thursday when it comes. Cx