Monday, 4 January 2016
New Year Crochet Plans
I have almost finished my Autumn colours sofa throw, well that is apart from the dreaded ends (why don't I learn and do them as I go along) and the edging. I must admit in all this mild weather we have been experiencing I have been cooking underneath this throw as I have been crocheting as it is quite heavy.
Colour scheme from ThePatchworkHeart's Autumn colour recipe with the addition of Tomato (all Stylecraft Special DK).
Hopefully I can deal with the ends later today and the edging shouldn't take too long - I just have to decide which colour to use for it.
Anyway, on to my plans for 2016 ...
I love making blankets but don't really need anymore so I have been mulling an idea around in my mind over the Christmas period. I also have far too much wool taking up valuable space so I thought I would make some sunshine blankets for the elderly and donate them to a local care home. I would like to think I can manage 12 this year but will have to see how it goes (I always think I can achieve more than I actually can in practise)! My friend's Mum is a resident in one of the care homes close by so I thought it would be good to see if they would like to accept them.
Sue from the SIBOL blog actually started this project but is now happy for us to donate blankets locally rather than spending on postage to send them to her so I am looking forward to being able to help in this way and at the same time trying out some new blanket ideas that I have been longing to try.
Watch this space to see what I come up with ...