Whilst the weather has turned nastily wet, soggy and miserable I'm able to continue with my lovely •Sunshine Blanket•. I decided after my last blog, to make blocks of four, and have almost completed each block. My next task is to edge them into tiles and then join all the tiles together. I was thinking I would use the variety of greens in my pallette, for the overall edging as then they will have the true colours of the inspiration for this blanket- the Everlasting Mixture Tulips.
When I laid out the yarn, I was thinking of the green leaves an the heads of abundant colour of the tulips.
So, having got myself very tired at work, and having had a nasty migraine for the last few days, I've been able to save my soul and do lots of crocheting and building up my granny square stash without making my head feel any worse. As I haven't been able to read, or listen to music (makes my head feel fuzzy and dizzy), it has been lovely to sit in the peace and quiet and do some hooky.
I will neeed to look carefully at how I place them, so that the colours are shown at their best, to watch out for similar colours together and get an overall eveness about it. I'm very excited, as I haven't crochetted a big project like this in a while. Its been, knit, knit, knit!
Just when I really needed it, my new book arrived, freshly delivered from Amazon with lots of lovely new ideas in, for me to adapt, recreate and generally peruse. Also I decided to buy a couple of Crochet magazines, on the hunt for one that I may want to subscribe to. Not sure if maybe following and keeping an eye on other blogs isn't more productive and inspiring, especially Lucy@Attic24, who is such an inspiration to many and hottly recommended. She is even mentioned in Crochet magazine and Simply Crochet as a blog to follow.
Yes... if you have looked carefully you will notice the other amazing delivery that has cheered me up no end. Our tickets for The Cambridge Folk Festival arrived today too! Ta-Dah!! I'm very excited to be going, meeting up with D, K and little Em. We'll be able to get •BIG• tent out next to Dora the Explorer Camper van, and have falafel, artisan beers and ciders and sit around the various campfires whiling away the evenings listening to glorious music. I can't wait!