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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

One A Day Update

Just a brief post to give my update for the One A Day project.  Not the largest of impacts, but I've literally stuck to the one a day since my initial 4 practice squares. I've not yet worked out how many squares I'm going to need for a king size blanket and to be honest I don't think I want to right now.  But being realistic, I don't think I'll be able to use this blanket until next winter!


I'm loving the colour palette I'm using, especially the green!  It's definitely my favourite.  I'm still experimenting with all the different colour combinations and I'm looking at adding a few extra colours.  I had originally picked the majority of the colours for a ripple blanket I plan to make for my daughter for Christmas.  So knowing I need to make a start on that soon if it's going to be anywhere near ready in time I have decided to add it to the One A Day too.  So here's the beginnings of a blanket that will be able to be used this year! 


The pattern I've used is from this Jan Eaton book.  I presume it is very similar to the one Lucy from Attic24 used as inspiration to form her own from this book.  It has the three trebles in between the increases and decreases instead of the four in Lucy's pattern.  I don't think the Jan Eaton one is on Ravelry so I may just put it under the Attic24 pattern anyway.

And finally a thank you for all the lovely comments and compliments on my first One A Day post.  Will make a concerted effort to visit as many of you and your lovely projects this week.

Peace out x

10 comments:

karisma said...

Its looking beautiful. You are making far more progress than me. I am still trying to decide which patterns I actually like, so not sure if I will use all the squares I have made so far. I will try and do a catch up post later today. First I must educate my young people a little and tend my garden. Wish I had the time to crochet the day away, I am quite in the mood for it today. :-)

Rainy Day Crafter said...

Your squares are looking lovely and I really like the green too - it goes so well with all the other colours you're using! I hope your Noro has arrived by now btw! :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It looks lovely, the way you have used the green makes it look like little flowers sitting on grass

Hazel said...

Yes blankets are awesome to make, but take a very long time to complete..your squares are lovely and I really like the choice of colours you have chosen.

Ooooh I can't wait to see how the ripple blanket will look like, I think these blankets are very pretty!

Tickety-boo said...

so pretty! It's a gorgeous pattern.
Tickety-boo
x

Carole said...

Oh they are so pretty! I haven't worked out how many squares I need either, I have a feeling it's going to be many more than I think!

Faith said...

Good idea not to calculate yet I reckon. I know I worked out how many hexagons I needed to make a blanket that is currently sitting doing very little and I nearly died when it was about 800 or so. Thankfully after collecting myself I realised in reality I was about 450 ish but it was enough to totally put me off. I like the beginnings of your ripple, very pretty colour!

Deb Hickman said...

Loving your granny squares and look forward to seeing the progress of your ripple blanket.xxxx

nicole said...

Awesome progress! That's the good thing about this CAL you don't have to worry about not getting it done in a certain time, it's done when it's done :-)

Lulu said...

its beautiful...