Morning Cosy Hooksters! Hoping you've all had a fabulous week and that you've been enjoying your cosy stripes as much as I have. It's been cold here in North Yorkshire this past week and now that my blanket is a fairly decent size, I must say I've really been appreciating it's warmth as it sits across my lap. Working these rows of colour has given me a true feeling of contentment this week, both at home and at my creative café sessions with friends.
Much of my crochet time this week has taken place right in front of the fire, which has been a huge source of pleasure. A little bit of fireside blanket-making on a cold Autumn afternoon has to be one my most favourite things, it just feels so right! As you probably know, our living space here at number 24 is one large room which runs the whole length of the house from front to back. It means that in the evenings and at weekends, the whole family is here in one room each doing our own thing. Right now for example (Sunday morning), I am sat at my desk by the back window, Little Lady is at the dining table working on a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle, Little B is playing on the Play Station and J is sat in the Big Chair by the front bay window reading the paper. In the evenings, I take up position by the fireside with my crochet, and the rest of the family continue to do their own things around me. It's family living and I love the cosiness of us all being together.
During these damp, very grey November days, I've truly loved the colours of my cosy blanket very, very much. The more I work with these colours and get to know the ways in which they play and sing together, the more pleasurable it becomes. I love the warmth of this palette, my yarn bag does honestly seem to glow sometimes!
I've also continued to LOVE keeping up with the CAL progress on Ravelry, Facebook and Instagram (Yes, Instagram, look at me doing Modern Day Things with my mobile phone!), and thought you might like to see some of the fabulous cosy blankets that have caught my eye this week....
♥ Elin ♥
♥ Alison ♥
♥ ElleL ♥
♥ Ingrid ♥
♥ Jane ♥
♥ Judy ♥
♥ Kathryn ♥
♥ Maggie ♥
♥ Mari ♥
♥ Marjolein ♥
♥ Selma ♥
♥ SnafflesMummy ♥
♥ Katherine ♥
♥ Sarah ♥ (I LOVE this - it's the same Cosy Pack colours but worked as a rainbow stripe)
SO much glorious colour inspiration, it makes me really happy to see this simple pattern being used as a way of exploring colour combinations, it's just brilliant. Please keep sharing your photos, either on Facebook, Ravelry or Instagram (please can you tag your blankety Instagram photos with #cosycal so I can find them!)
The weather here this past week has been dull and grey and it's been quite tough taking photos with such low light levels. But I've done my best, and oh I did have a bit of fun with my camera! I cleared a space on the living room floor in front of the fire, teetered on the edge of the coffee table and gave myself a bit of a stripe fest! The stripes do of course run horizontally, but I couldn't resist the effect of photographing them running vertically - this picture reminded me instantly of the Dutch tulip fields that I was rather obsessed with last year.
This is what my cosy blanket looks like with sixty stripes of colour, I am really happy with how it's turning out. So if you are following along with my random colour order, here is part 4 for you (stripes 46- 60)...
Working from the bottom upwards, as follows :
53. Pale Rose
Here are some links ::
Have fun with your yarn and hook this week my lovelies, I'll be back here with Part 5 on Sunday 30th November.