(Also, I should mention that the free pat*tern by Johanna is for a triangular shawl but it was very easy to re-work it into a square, although I wish I had thought to add some texture in the middle... She has now designed a square version too.)
I really like this and I do hope it sells as I'm sure a young child would love it too - there's so much colour and texture to stimulate their interest.
So, what do I make next??? I have seen some very nice daisy squares on Instagram this week, so I thought I could make one or two at work tomorrow - not sure if I've got enough wool left for a whole blanket though. I've run out of some of the colours I bought for the first Tooty Fruity Blanket but I do have a reasonable amount of yellow and orange and a bit of white. Plus I had to buy a second ball of pale pink, so we'll see how far it goes.
I bought a very nice book this week. I saw a feature in Crochet Now - the magazine I mentioned 2 or 3 weeks ago - about a designer called Leonie Morgan. There were lots of colourful photos of her work and she mentioned she had a new book recently published. It certainly merited a closer look, so I popped over to her website WoolnHook and had a good look. Within minutes I'd ordered a copy and it's worth every penny - and there's a UK terms version, as well as US terms!!!! I think it's going to be one of my favourite "go to" books when I need inspiration for a new project. It wasn't expensive at all and definitely worth every penny!!
As the weather was lovely again today - apart from a short heavy rain shower that dampened the washing!! - I managed to sit on the patio and re-work the sample using the "Cyclamen Shade" 4 ply I bought a couple of months ago. I really want to get on and use this stunning yarn. It's going to be an absolute pleasure to work with such an amazing colour! (I saw recently that there is a shade in deep mauve and bright green called Iris available. Very tempting!) I'm going to make a waistcoat, which I'm sure you'll get to see as it grows.
I'm off on holiday soon, visiting friends in Northumberland, so may not have time to stop by next weekend but I'll be on Instagram, should you want to keep up with me there. I can see why bloggers love Instagram so much, it really is so simple to take a pic, have a quick chat about it and post it. I love it! I posted a pic here last time of my first photo to have 100 likes, plus I had just reached 100 followers.
That picture has now had 200+ views and I have 200+ followers. Woo Hoo!!
And if you keep popping in waiting patiently for the Tooty Stripey Blanket Pattern, then I must apologise as it isn't quite ready yet. Plus I'm having trouble finding someone who can scan it for me as the scanner at work is playing up. But I'll do it as soon as I can...
Til next time, T xXx