The Vivid Dreams Blanket is my new 'evening' project.
Winter has well and truly arrived in Australia which means that I have lost a chunk of the natural light I like to sew in.
But, less sewing means more of something else.
For the past year or two I have tinkered with crochet i.e. made cute little doilies from cute little Japanese books but I have never made anything substantial.
Well this winter I plan to make something substantial thanks to Better Homes & Gardens (June 2010)
In the June 2010 edition of Better Homes & Gardens they went all out on the Crochet.
They showcased cushions, blankets and wearable art. I am a sucker for cushions and blankets anyway but they really won me over with their use of VIBRANT colours!
I love colour!!
In fact, Better Homes & Gardens produced such a visual feast that I got on the net straight away and ordered the required Panda Magnum 8 Ply.
Two days later I got stuck into making my Vivid Dreams Blanket.
I would love to be able to say that I have finished making my blanket but this is quite a sizable project. The Vivid Dreams Blanket is broken down into granny squares as follows;
Square A: (make 4)
Square B: (make 14)
Sqaure C: (make 24)
Square D: (make 53)
Square E: (104)
In the 4 weeks since getting my Panda Magnum I have only made x4 (A), x24 (C) and x65 (E) so I still have a fair way to go.
If you are wondering about the written instructions – I have no idea how good they are. I can't work from written patterns so I am working from the magazine photo…and I am using a 4.00mm not a 4.5mm hook.
I like to keep things interesting.
Beyond the Square – Edie Eckman