I enjoyed chatting about our craftiness last week -y’all are some crafty folks. Love it! Since you asked to see it, and since I did manage to get caught up on my temperature blanket, I thought I’d go ahead and share the progress thus far. First up, here’s the color scheme I’m working from. (The beauty of this project is you can do whatever colors and gradients you feel like doing, so there’s lots of flexibility.)
So you can see that we go from cold to hot, because when I was buying yarn, I was feeling literal. My friends are not going quite as literal with their color schemes and I’m going to be very interested to see how theirs turn out.
The other thing you have to decide for yourself is the stitch you want to use.
Now, if you think it through, you’ll realize you’re going to have 365 rows (one a day, right?) And if you’ve crocheted before, you can probably gauge how big your stitches are going to be based on yarn weight and hook size etc. I’d been planning to do a basket weave pattern just for some textural interest. Then I realized that my double crochets are about 1/2″ tall. So that’d make the blanket 182″ long. That’s a long blanket (just over 15 feet!) So I realized I needed to do something that was a single crochet. Now you can basket weave with single crochet, but I didn’t like how it was looking, so I ripped it out after about six rows and started over with the moss stitch (also sometimes called the linen stitch.)
I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out! (That’s it over there on the right.)
I’ll share updates when I’m on Sunday Edition as we go through the year.
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Last Week on Inspy Romance
On Monday, Roxanne Rustand talked about how it’s January 15th already!
On Tuesday, Carol Moncado talked about her word for the year and why she writes.
On Wednesday, Annalisa Daughety brought us A Recipe for Romance.
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On Friday, Deb Kastner asked New Year’s Resolutions or Not?
On Saturday, Marion Ueckermann talked about something a little different.
Next Week on Inspy Romance
Monday: Elizabeth Maddrey
Tuesday: Autumn Macarthur
Wednesday: Heather Gray
Thursday: Lee Tobin McClain
Friday: Sally Bradley
Saturday: Krista Phillips
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Marrying Mandy (Brides of Clearwater 1) by Melanie D. Snitker
A Heart Restored (Peacock Hill Romance 1) by Elizabeth Maddrey
The Inadvertent Princess (Crowns & Courtships 3) by Carol Moncado
A Recipe for Romance (Homegrown Love 2) (Arcadia Valley Romance 13) by Annalisa Daughety
Wishes on Wildflowers (Urban Farm Fresh Romance 4) by Valerie Comer