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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

One A Day, A Day Late!

Back to it!  Bella Bee went back to school today.  She was supposed to go back Monday, which I found out Sunday after thinking for 6 weeks she was back on Wednesday!  Panic!  Then Sunday night there was a bit a bleughing and that put paid to any thought of school for a couple of extra days, making her start day Wednesday after all.  I missed not having her around today, but it's also nice as it frees me up a little.  So here I am, back on the blogging train. 

Being as organised as ever and even though Bella Bee went back to school a couple of days later than expected I was too busy ironing uniform and sorting school things to blog last night.  I've decided to join the One A Day CAL/KAL hosted by Gingerbread Girl and Crochet with Raymond over at Ravelry.  So here is my project, just a day late!  I'd been thinking about wanting a large blanket for my bed and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to break such a large project into small manageable chunks.  I've decided to make a Summer Garden Granny Square Blanket.  I've got my colours just about sorted and I spent yesterday making up a few squares to test out slight variations of the pattern to fit my preferences.  So here are my first few squares.

As most of you are probably well aware, the light is absolutely awful for photos at the moment, but it gives you a general idea.  I remade the squares I'd practiced with so they were all uniformally made (yes I am a perfectionist).  The third one across came out ever so slightly bigger than the others for some reason, so I may have to redo that one (yes, I am a perfectionist to the nth degree).  I think I've decided to sew them together rather than join as you go as it is a neater finish and will hopefully not seem as big a job if I join in fours or in rows.  My favourite colour combination so far is this one.

Plan on starting a ripple blanket for Bella Bee in these same colours soon.

Have a fair few more makes completed, so will be back soon to show you those.

Peace out x


Rainy Day Crafter said...

Your squares are very pretty, and I think your favourite colour combination is mine too! Looking forward to seeing more :)

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Oooh another Attic 24 pattern! Your square color combos look so beautiful! Looking forward to watching your progress! =D


Carole said...

Such a pretty colour selection. I've just spotted your Honey Cowl too - I've been toying with that pattern for a while, yours is lovely.

Thanks for joining in with One a Day x

Heather said...

pretty squares!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous granny squares and love the colours. I look forward to joining in with everyone next week. Deb xxxx

Faith said...

Your squares look very perfect ;-) The colours are lovely, it will make a very nice finished blanket, bet you can't wait!

nicole said...

Your squares are wonderful, I love the border and the inner colours are really soft, almost peaceful! Mines a bit mad, sometimes I wish it was a little more toned down :-)

Looking forward to Tuesdays post x

Hazel said...

Oooooh how did I miss this last week! I have fell in love with granny squares...and yours are awesome, you have chosen really wonderful colours for them too!

karisma said...

Ooooh I LOVE those colours and I am sitting here especially wanting the green for my own project. LOL I have had a little trouble getting a hold of all the colours I was after. I think I may have to go shopping online and delay some of my efforts.