Good Morning, good morning! It's another wild and windy Sunday here in the Attic, I'm sat at my desk and I can hear the wind whistling down the chimney. I'm very glad to be tucked up indoors, warm and toasty, chatting to you about all this glorious Sunny colour. I realised this week how good it has been to have these bright and beautiful colours to work with at this time of year, they really do lift the spirits. I love how colours can affect our emotions and evoke memories too (oh hello hot, sunny summer days!), it seems quite magical to me somehow.
There has been some serious Sunny CAL planning going on here this week. You may remember me mentioning last week that much of my working out up to now has been based in instinct and eye? Well, I do trust my instincts and my eye a great deal but there comes a time in a large project like this when some actual workings out and calculations need to take place. As you can see from the above pictures, my methods are pretty low tech and straightforward - I am basically attempting to keep a tally of how many times I am using each colour in each position in each square. I know - this process is a weeeeny bit mind-scrambling, but I think I am managing to get a grip of it.
This week I have worked on Squares 7 and 8, and realised with a bit of a delightful jolt that I am now half way through - squeeeeee!!! This is a blanket which generates a great deal of excitement and anticipation throughout the making process - the more squares that are made, the more it's possible to glimpse a little of the bigger design emerging. I am really itching to meet this blanket, soooo excited to get to the point where all 16 squares can finally join together. It keeps me inspired and happy through the weeks and months of hooking, and I really hope you feel the same if you are making the Log Cabin blanket along with me.
So lets get on with the colours shall we?
Remember to mark your top / first strip with a stitch marker or small loop of yarn, and also to label your squares with their number so you can identify them later.
Here are squares 7 & 8......
SQUARE 7 (pattern HERE)
♥ 1.Fondant ♥ 2. Meadow ♥ 3. Spice ♥ 4. Sage ♥
♥ 5. Shrimp ♥ 6. Wisteria ♥ 7. Lipstick ♥ 8. Lime ♥
♥ 9. Claret ♥ 10. Violet ♥ 11. Magenta ♥ 12. Petrol ♥
♥ 13. Bright Pink ♥ 14. Aster ♥15. Plum ♥ 16. Turquoise ♥
SQUARE 8 (pattern HERE)
♥ 1. Petrol ♥2. Shrimp ♥ 3. Turquoise ♥ 4. Spice ♥
♥ 5. Wisteria ♥ 6. Plum ♥ 7. Lime ♥ 8. Magenta ♥
♥ 9. Aster ♥ 10. Bright Pink ♥ 11. Sage ♥ 12. Fondant ♥
♥ 13. Violet ♥ 14. Claret ♥15. Meadow ♥ 16. Lipstick ♥
Ahhhhhhh.....beautiful, stripy, Sunny gorgeousness! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed making these rows of colour this week, they have really cheered me when the weather has been dull, grey, wet and gloomy. I have been cosied up under this blanket as I've worked on my Log Cabin squares, kind of a colourful double wammy in my lap!
So without further delay, here is the last set of colours for the Sunny Granny Stripe.......
Sunny Granny Stripe Part 5 (picture above)
You can find the pattern HERE.
The colours are listed from the bottom to the top, as follows:
♥73. Aster ♥ 74. Violet ♥ 75. Lipstick ♥ 76. Spice ♥ 77. Magenta ♥
♥ 78. Fondant ♥ 79. Turquoise ♥ 80. Meadow ♥ 81. Plum ♥ 82. Wisteria ♥
♥ 83. Bright Pink ♥ 84. Petrol ♥ 85. Lime ♥ 86. Gold ♥ 87. Citron ♥
♥ 88. Shrimp ♥ 89. Claret ♥ 90. Aster ♥
Remember that every stripe is crocheted in two rows.
A note about this last set of colours - you can see that I've used Aster twice in this sequence. There are two reasons for this::
1. I wanted the blanket to start and end with the same colour.
2. I still wanted to have 18 colours in this last section (to make 90 stripes in total) but wanted to leave out the Sage colour as I'm going to use this for round 1 of the border and wanted to make sure I have enough yarn.
My blanket is measuring 170cm after 90 stripes, it really is rather glorious when all laid out.
Next week I'll be giving you the pattern for the Granny Stripe border - you will need to have all your tail ends darned in ready.
Have a wonderful, colourful and creative week...
EDIT >> thank you so much for letting me know about the Shrimp/Spice mix up - I've altered the mistake now.
Stripe 76 of the Granny Stripe should be SPICE.
Useful links ::
♥ Sunny yarn pack - 18 x 100g Stylecraft Special DK.