Stitch In Time Blanket 2 is finished!!

Stitch In Time Bedspread.

This knit has been fun but it has also been a bit of a struggle to find all the colours and the right amount of it. But now the spare bed has it’s blanket that my husband ordered for it. He sleeps here during the days when he’s working nights and also visitors uses it.

Yarn used: Fingering weight
Needle: 2.25 mm
Started: 18th of June 2020
Finished: 29th of December 2020
Pattern: Stitch In Time
Designer: Kay F Jones

Stitch In Time 2 cont…..

The end is near and it’s time to start working out where all the blocks should go. Starting with the backbone that is the Rainbow.

The Backbone of the blanket.

And then the rest……. I did lots of rearranging here I can tell you.

The first layout but was changed so many times before I was pleased with it and started to mark them up.
All marked and now start framing them.

Now after marking them out I can start framing them and make sure the frame is right on them. The edges are wider than the rest so all the edge blocks are getting marked as well.

Time to start knitting.

Stitch In Time 2 cont…

I’m working hard on this blanket because I want it done before the end of this year. Here’s they Rainbow layout I started with (backbone) and then I need to fell out with the rest of the blocks.

I’m working hard on this.

The Bakery Bears Podcast will have a Advent Calendar KAL so I have ordered the yarn for it. All I know at the moment is that I need 10 balls of yarn in soft gradient colours and not to dark and we will be only using 20gr per colour, so I have ordered 50 gr balls so that will be enough to make another one if I so want to.

Here they are!

Stay Safe!

Stitch In Time part 2

After my husband saw my first Stitch In Time blanket he said that he wanted that on the spare bed, but the blanket is just a lap blanket and not big enough for a single bed. So it was time to measure up the bed and get started on a new one and I have to admit that it has been a struggle to get all the colours for it and I had to beg for scraps in my Facebook group instead of ordering a whole skein for just about 15 grams of yarn, so it took some time to get this one knitted just because of that. I worked out that the blanket should be 7×4 blocks and because of the 7 blocks long I thought “Rainbow”. So that was the hardest part of the blanket to get sorted out because some colours are the colours that I do not buy much of, like yellow, brown, grey. And those few yellows and browns and so on that I do have are not enough to use for the whole block because I don’t want to use the same yarn more than once in the same block unless there’s a way of changing the run of the colourway if it is very variegated with long runs of the colours in it and I have done that a few times. So here are the last blocks in the making that I am really fighting with to finishing off.

But I know I will finish it before the end of this year. If I have to order some skeins to do it then I will.

Stitch I Time Blanket Finished!

This project has been so much fun to make that I couldn’t stop working on it, and my husband really wanted it on his spare bed where he sleeps when he’s working nights. Thing is that this one is just a lap blanket, and to fit the bed, I need to make it 4 x 7 blocks. So now I know what to make later on and I think I will try to use up some of my acrylic yarns for that instead of sock yarn.

The blocks on the blanket are;

January: Snow and Ice
February: Valentine
March: Spring
April: Easter
May: Valborg (Swedish Bonfire night) Bonfire and Fireworks
June: Midsummer (Swedish Midsummer celebration)
July: High Summer
August: End of summer
September: Harvest
October: Halloween
November: Stormy weather
December: Christmas

Yarn used: Fingering sock yarn
Needle: 3.00 mm
Started: 1st March, 2020
Finished: 18th May, 2020
Pattern: Stitch In Time
Designer: Kay F Jones

Stitch In Time cont.

Three more blocks are now made on this lovely Stitch In Time blanket by Kay F Jones and I have only three more to make and they seem to be the hardest to find colours fore but I’m waiting for an order to arrive any day now so I really hope that I can finish this one off.

Here are the three last ones just waiting to be finished.

Stitch In Time Blanket

Photo ©Kay F Jones

At the moment I’m knitting on a blanket and the pattern is called Stitch In Time by Kay F Jones, and you can buy it on Ravelry.

Each block representing a month of the year and it’s harder than you think to find all the colours you need for each block but it’s a fantastic way to get all those leftover yarns from different projects.

I have managed to make 6 blocks and it’s now down to the last 6 but I now need colours I don’t have and it looks like its very hard to find as well, but I have a friend in my Facebook group who will be looking through her stash this weekend and try to help me out with the missing colours.

These are the ones I have made so far.

The House-warming Blanket has moved.

The happy recipient of the blanket, My stepdaughter Gemma

If you can remember the house warming blanket I was making for my stepdaughter in England, then I can inform you that she has it now on display and is a very proud owner of it. I saw it in real life when my husband and I were over for a visit and it feels good to see that all that work was worth it.

House-warming Blanket is Finished!

The house warming blanket is finally finished and blocked, just in time for my husband to take it with him and hand it over to his daughter who now shares her first house with another girl, so what better to do than to crochet a house warming blanket for her?

I have to say that I am very pleased with how it turned out and would love to make another one for myself but I have so many other items waiting to be finished first before I start a new thing.

The yarn I was using was Drops Fabel and it’s not a good yarn to crochet with because it’s very loosely spun so it splits very easily and that is annoying, to say the least, but it turned out to be very good for this blanket.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Started: March 17 2019
Finished: June 7 2019

House-warming Blanket cont.

Bordering them together

Next Step!

Now that I have crocheting 103 squares and wanted to start to put them together to see how many extra squares I need to make I noticed that this is taking longer than I thought. But! it’s looking good.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm