My first main project for this year is, of course, a blanket! It feels like ages since I've really been able to have fun with colours. I'm about a third of the way through the squares and I am having an absolute blast!
There's a lady who used to run the local bookshop-they had to downsize but now her husband runs a large book stall in the indoor market and she runs the sweet shop opposite. I've known her for nearly 8 years and she's a fantastic lady. She listens to my unhappy rants and has always been so kind to Myf and myself and this year I wanted to make her a thank you gift.
So I'm inspired by sweets for this blanket-which of course means I need to do 'research' :-)
So, I'm using mostly pale colours for background and then playing with crochet to form the sweets-
Not all the squares will have sweet-shapes on them. I'm alternating with squares that are colour-inspired by sweets:
I'm not using a lot of dark colours in this blanket-it's going to be bright and beautiful :-)
Outside Kathy's sweet stall, she has two pillars that are pale pink and pale green candy stripe so I'm using that as inspiration for the long sides of the blanket. I love diagonal squares!
I'm really excited for this blanket-Myf is loving the theme so much she wants a smaller one for herself too :-) She's been suggesting ideas as well so it's a great collaboration!
I'll try to take photos as I go-it'd be nice to show the process of making a blanket as I really have a lot of fun doing it :-)