My ta dah moments are a bit like buses at the moment.
You wait ages for one and then two turn up at once. Or very nearly.
Having completed my cross stitch last week I have now completed the first of my Elmer Blankets.
The light isn't great in the cottage at this time of year so this photo probably doesn't do it justice.
This blanket is the inspiration of Heather from Little Tin Bird blog.
I seem to have a number of expectant colleagues at the moment and as one goes off on maternity leave another seems to announce that they are expecting.
I have two such colleagues at the moment and neither know what they are having, which is a lovely surprise for them not so lovely for me when I am trying to decide on colours for a blanket,
I have made the traditional white, white & lemon or white & mint blankets in the past but when I saw Heathers blanket it seemed to tick all the right boxes, especially as I know at least one of my colleagues has a mother who is a crafter and will no doubt already have a christening shawl on the go.
I made a total of 42 squares (2 in each colour), in Stylecraft DK. There are only 20 in my little peg circle but as I was deciding on the layout I realised I could do with a 2 more so added in Parchment (as I find the white Stylecraft DK a bit thinner than the other colours although it is the same weight yarn).
The colours I used are:-
- Cloud Blue
- Spring Green
I couldn't make my mind up which colour to use as the joining colour and in the end plumbed for Parchment with it being quite a neutral colour. The border is one row of Parchment, Plum, Aster and 2 rows of Aspen finished off with one more row of Parchment.
I already have quite a number of the squares made up for the next Elmer Blanket so no doubt I will be back with another ta dah before too long. I intend using a different colour yarn/s to join and make the borders on each one to give them that little bit of individuality. It just remains for me to purchase an Elmer book to go with each one to complete the gift.
Hope you're having a good week one & all.