Saturday, 9 November 2013

150 Squares

Been a while since I've mentioned my current blanket project, and today I have made excellent progress, so I thought I'd share it with you all! I have now made 150 out of 361 squares - woohoo!

I'm so close to being halfway! It feels good to have done lots since my last update, as I think I was only at about 80 squares in total, so this is awesome. Now for a few (badly taken) pictures...

As I have probably mentioned somewhere previously, the blanket is going to measure 19x19 squares, and will end up about the size of a double duvet. Dave has chosen all of the colours himself, and I'm randomly placing them as I go along. At the moment it's only joined lengthways, and I'll do the horizontals afterwards once I have the full size. It's looking good at 7 rows though, and you can really get an idea of how it's going to look when it's all finished! I really love the light blue squares, which are a colour called "Pool". They brighten it up, which is unusual for blue tones. The cashmerino yarn is a dream to work with! I think I'm doing ok at randomising though. It's going to look quite impressive when it's completed...very colourful, at least! What do you think?

I also can't wait to get it all pressed and looking a little less "wobbly" on the edges, but that's just the perfectionist in me! It's really taking shape now though.

Tonight, I'm back on the job of square making though. I have a couple of new films lined up to keep me amused for the quieter parts of the shift! Not sure what colour I'm going to go for next, but I've just finished a few balls of dark blue, so it won't be that. Something light, I expect. It's still going to take me quite a while but I'm definitely on the right track! It's all running very smoothly actually. I like the fact that I can change colours ever 12-13 squares or so, when the ball of yarn runs out, so that's quite refreshing. If they were all the same colour, I'd have lost interest long ago! It's great to be working on something so simple though - it's perfect for my night shifts because it doesn't require much attention or brain power, which is always a bonus.

So that's where it stands at the moment! I've almost reached the halfway point, in terms of construction and square making. I've definitely made the right decision in joining as I go...I honestly don't think I could stomach the prospect of joining 361 squares, with no respite! More updates soon!

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