Monday, 5 December 2016
My Sky Blanket in November #SkyBlanket2016
Welcome to November, and only one month of my Sky Blanket left to go! To begin with, here is how my blanket has progressed so far - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October...
... and here it is in the usual spot on the sofa!
It is so large now that I'm working on it a few days at a time, generally catching up at the weekend. I noticed that it wasn't taking as long to crochet each row so I thought I should probably count my stitches, and was mildly alarmed to discover that I had lost nearly 40 stitches since I started - whoops! That's a lesson to me to keep an eye on these things much more regularly! So for the last couple of weeks I've been adding in a few stitches into each row and I'm back to the 200 that I started with now. I don't think that it's too obvious in the blanket as it has obviously happened gradually and the edges are quite wobbly anyway, hopefully I can stretch it out a bit when it's done.
I'm starting to make plans for when the year is finished now. The blanket is definitely going to need a border, and as it has turned out quite long and skinny I'm thinking about making a border which has quite wide sides to even it out a bit. I have quite a lot of yarn in a shade of blue that I didn't use in the blanket, so I will probably use that. It does mean that it's going to be a little while yet before the entire blanket is completed though (and it will be massive...)
I've also been adding in a few of the embellishments that I missed through the year. As we've all had our birthdays now I've added in all our birthday buttons. Harry and Mia chose their green and pink ones, I have a star, and Mia chose a large blue button for Ram.
I'm planning a few more embellishments too. I'm investigating adding some little crochet extras on, for example some Autumn leaves as the colours were so lovely this year, and perhaps a snowflake to represent cold at least if not snow. Maybe a star for Christmas. It would be nice to add a little more colour to the blanket.
There's a group of us taking part in the Sky Blanket project and you can find us across social media, in particular Instagram, using the hashtag #skyblanket2016. The project was started by Bug, Bird & Bee, The Boy and Me and You Little Sew and Sew.
With many thanks to Make it Coats for supplying me with the yarn for this project.