Wow. w-O-w. Oh WOWSERS!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Thank you all so very much for your enthusiasm and delight over the bunting triangles, I was/am completely thrilled that you like the pattern and like the idea enough to give it a go for me. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. It really makes me incredibly happy to think that it is inspiring so much woolly creativity in all corners of the world. This bunting will be very much more than a collection of triangles made out of yarn. Can't quite put it into words yet, but there is a deep pleasure going right down to my toes at the mere thought of it. Thank you for that.
I thought it would be helpful to write up a little more information so that I can hopefully answer all the questions that have been asked in the past few days. So here is a little Q&A...please feel free to ask any other questions in the comments section and I will edit this post and add them in.
Q :: What type of yarn would you like me to use?
A :: Any yarn you like! The bunting will be indoors, so will be protected from the elements. Use acrylic, wool, cotton, or any other yarn you have in your stash.
Q :: What hook size shall I use?
A :: Use whatever hook suits the yarn you are using. The important thing is the finished size....the sides should measure approx. 18 cm / 7 inches after blocking. A centimetre more or less won't matter, but obviously the finished bunting will look better if the triangles are all the same size. If you use chunkier yarn, or a bigger hook, or work loosely, you may find you only need 6 rounds to make the triangle the correct size. That's fine too.
Q :: What size should my finished triangle measure?
A :: Approximately 7 inches / 18cm along each size.
Q :: Should I be using mainly "Lucy" colours?
A :: No! Please feel free to personalise your triangles in whatever way you like. Use your own special colours, add buttons, beads, stitching, applique, pom poms, lace, a picot edging. Make your triangles all one colour, or multi coloured. Have fun with it!
Q :: Would you like me to join them together?
A :: No thanks. I'm planning on photographing them as they arrive so that I can make a Bunting Gallery on Flickr, and it'll be easier for me to do this if they remain un-joined.
Q :: When do you need them?
A :: I'm setting a deadline of the end of July 2013, so roughly two months from now.
Q :: Where shall I send them?
A :: I am trying to sort this out and should have an address for you in about a week's time.
Q :: What will happen to the bunting after Yarndale?
A :: Well, it'll most likely be very carefully wrapped up and stored safely until we can get it out again next year!
I hope that answers all the immediate questions. Please let me know if there is anything else you wish to know.
When the bunting triangles start arriving, I'll be photographing them and creating an online gallery to showcase them. I'd like everyone who makes triangles for Yarndale to be credited, so please make sure you include your name and any blog/website details with your triangles.
We are also going to be making a globe (crocheted of course!) with buttons stitched on to represent where the triangles have come from, so be sure to include your area/country so we can add you to the Bunting Globe.
I worked hard yesterday making a very detailed picture tutorial for the triangles. I know many of you feel happier with the visuals, and I hope it'll encourage newby hookers to give it a try. It's a very easy pattern to master, and would make a great first project. The condensed written instructions are still there too, for those of you who wish to copy/paste and print them off.
The full picture tutorial and the written pattern are all on the same page, along with the steam blocking info and some additional info about making triangles all one colour.
Find it all >HERE<.
And lastly, I'd just like to let you know that there is now a Yarndale 2013 Flickr group for you to add your pictures to. I'd love to see pictures of your triangles as you make them, and maybe pictures of you (yes YOU, don't be shy!) with your Yarndale bags! Please do go have a look and add some pictures.
With much love and gratitude from me to you ♥