Monday, 5 December 2016

My Sky Blanket in November #SkyBlanket2016

My Sky Blanket in November

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 - JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust, September and October...

... and here it is in the usual spot on the sofa!

Sky Blanket in November on 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.

Buttons for birthdays on a Sky Blanket

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.

#skyblanket2016

With many thanks to Make it Coats for supplying me with the yarn for this project.

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