Tuesday, 26 June 2012
One a Day Project - Tuesday's Tallies
Okay, time for a confession - I have a huge stash, seriously huge stash of yarn. And it really is time I started to reduce this stash. So, my next project is going to one which will see this massive selection of cotton/acrylic yarn into a blanket. I'm not totally sure what pattern/design to go with yet. I will most likely pick single coloured granny squares of hexagons and much as I love join as you go, I think I will join them when they are all complete with a slip stitch join as I find it helps to give some stability to the finished piece. I may not use all of the colours, the reds, the dark purples and one of two of the darker oranges may not be included which will give me a softer colour palette than normal. This is obviously a long term project, there is some serious yardage of yarn there. Whatever I pick will be fairly small, so the chances are I'll be doing two or three squares/hex's a day. I'm planning to drag it all back out of the cupboard and weigh it all as I thought it might be fun to see the weight reducing as I work away at the pile. For those who might be interested the yarn is a mixture of DK weight cotton/acrylic blend - there is James C Brett Kool Kotton and Cotton On, Sirdar Calico and Drops Design Cotton Light. The last one is my favourite :) I'm hoping they will all work together, some are thinner and the texture of the Kool Kotton is very different to the others but hopefully it will al work out in the end.
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