Last week I skipped my WIP Wednesday post as my project was just a foundation chain and I couldn’t write a whole post about one wiggly length of white yarn. However, in the last week I have managed to make enough progress to make it post-worthy.
I’m making a baby blanket for a friend, and I have just over 3 months to complete it (I’m hoping it will be done before then!) The pattern I am using is the Bertie Blanket by Little Doolally. It’s a paid pattern, available from Ravelry and is well worth the investment. I chose white as my main colour, with Stylecraft Baby DK in lemon and Special DK in silver and grey for the stripes. (For UK readers, in case you didn’t know, Boyes own brand acrylic yarn is the same as Stylecraft which is very handy. I’d had a sneaking suspicion but found out ‘officially’ from a CE testing group-handy to know if you don’t have a local Stylecraft stockist.)
I was going to make my stripes in a lemon, silver, grey repeat, but decided that was too grey for a baby so I’ve alternated the greys with lemon to make a 4 stripe repeat of lemon, silver, lemon, grey and I much prefer it to my original plan.
The pattern itself is quite easy to follow, though I did mess up the second colour stripe and have to frog it which was a bit frustrating. (Note to self-read the flipping pattern properly.) Now I’ve got the hang of it I’m hoping progress will be fairly quick. I sent the photo above to my friend for her approval and luckily she liked it!
What are you working on this week? Have you started anything new? Feel free to share a link in the comments, or tag me on Instagram so I can have a look. (I’m @craftandothercrazyplans on Insta too!)