This is my current crochet project. I'm making a blanket from a kit by Lucy at Attic24. I found Lucy's blog about 18 months ago and fell in love with her colour combos. I've made all her blanket kits now, except for the latest one....the Sunny blanket. I'm expecting that kit to arrive any day now and I'm really looking forward to starting on it.
This kit is the Original blanket kit. I made this for a friend last year and loved the colours so much that I just had to get myself one too :) The yarn is Stylecraft Special DK. I order the kits from Lucy's Attic24 shop at Wool Warehouse in the UK. This is the loveliest acrylic yarn I've ever used. So soft and it doesn't split as I'm using it. The other thing I love about it is that out of all those kits I've made, I've only found one or maybe two joins in the yarn!!! I've used really expensive yarns and had a lot more joins to contend with than that. This yarn also comes in an amazing range of colours....and I just love how Lucy combines them....she has a gift for putting colours together randomly and having them look wonderful. Saves me a LOT of agonising over making my own combinations!
Even though I'm buying this from the UK it still works out cheaper than local acrylics, that aren't half as nice to use. If I buy a maximum of 18 100g balls, the postage is very reasonable.
This blanket is for our caravan....and so is the Sunny blanket when I get it done. Blanket crocheting is my relaxation in the evenings when I'm too tired to concentrate on anything else. As Lucy puts it, the "rhythm of the rows" is very meditative when using an easy pattern.
PS The pattern I'm using isn't one of Lucy's, it's a Moogly pattern. I love the way it looks, the way the colours dip into each other....it looks like woven fabric.
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