It has been a while since I made my last post. Reason for that is quite simple: schoolyear has started. This means I get to crochet, but a whole lot less than I would want to. It also means getting up at 5.50 AM each day again. And it means being tired at night and above all: after a whole day doing a lot of computer work, I don’t feel like turning on mine when I get home anymore. Lazy sundays like this are good for that. On the plan for today: finish some crochet work, work on my catalogue a bit, write some blogposts, do some work around the house and make hazelnut liquor from part of our nut harvest this year.
But first things first: I don’t think I mentioned the zoo blanket over here before. If any of you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you might have seen a couple of posts passing by. For those who are not: here is a little update.
I love crochet blankets when I see them. Ever since I started this new hobby, I knew I wanted to make one for on Febes bed and one for on hours. It scared me a bit though: it seems like a lot of work!
In June I came accross the lovely zoo blanket pattern by knotyournanascrochet.com and I immediately knew I wanted to make this one for Febe! I decided to change the basic colours a bit. I’m keeping the light blue as background for the squares, the other ones are white in the back and I’m using grey as an edging colour.
What I love about this pattern is that you can make one square at a time. Then do the edging. Then the appliqué. And then onto the next. So even though it is a big blanket, it feels like all kinds of little items that you can finish. Keeps my spirit up!
I am now in about one fourth of the blanket. I want to decided on how I will join the squares next. In the pattern they are joined with a sc stitch, but that elevates the join stitch a bit. I’m not a huge fan of that – so I will try to read up on joining methods soon 🙂