Purple blanket update 6

Hi everyone,

Almost three months have gone by since I last showed you my progress on the purple blanket here. This is where I’m up to now.

Stage 6 

I’ve just finished the 4th 100 gram ball of yarn so thought you might like to see it again. I will eventually make my pattern available to everyone but not until I’ve finished my own purple wonder. There would usually be no way I’d be able to knit this during the summer but our temperatures have only reached a maximum of 14 degrees C here until the last couple of days. Today we have a sizzling 17 degrees! I’m not complaining. I’ve got a lovely Aran weight blanket to sit under to keep me cosy while I knit.

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  1. Holy cow! You’ve done heaps of work on it, and it’s looking amazing! It’s *almost* enough to make me want to knit… but not quite 🙂

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  2. Your blanket is gorgeous!!

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  3. I love the colors and cables on this blanket!

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  4. witchylin

     /  June 20, 2016

    It is looking fabulous. I know what you mean about the temperatures I have been crocheting a granny style blanket and that too is lovely and warm on these chilly nights.

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  5. claire93

     /  June 20, 2016

    oh wow!!! it has grown so much and is looking SO PURPLE ^^

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  6. That blanket is so beautiful! I have been perusing your blog a bit and am excited to follow along with all your beautiful projects. Your blog is inspiring.

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    • Ooh! Thank you so much. Well, I’d love to have animals like you do but sadly I don’t have the skills. I’ll be content to watch your progress too 🙂

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  7. Looking great and I wish it would warm up to 17 degrees here in the UK!

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  8. Wow! You really have gotten quite a bit done. It is looking as beautiful as ever!

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  9. Wow, you’ve really made progress with this. I just love that colour and it looks really intricate. Beautiful 🙂

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  10. Gorgeous, still! Going to start thinking about what yarn I would like to use to try your pattern out! How do you organize your WIPs I’m wondering?

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    • You’ve got plenty of time to choose 🙂 I don’t have many projects on the go at once. I try to limit myself to one per craft and I just pick up whichever one I fancy doing when I have time or the daylight is good enough. So here goes…I have two cross stitches, ABC Bears and Next To Go. The latter is a SAL project so I make sure I stitch a chunk of that to show here every three weeks. The ABC Bears are picked up when I need something easy and colourful and fairly quick to do. The purple blanket is my only knitting project at the moment and I don’t have any crochet on the go for now. Then there’s about a dozen patchwork quilt tops waiting to be quilted which will eventually appear on my other blog. I don’t consider those as WIPs. That’s it I think 🙂

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  11. Wow, this is coming along beautifully!

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  12. Absolutely magnificent so much growth since last time. Amazing

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  13. The variety of stitches and cables bring out the richness of the solid color! So very pretty!

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    • Thank you 🙂 The weather has changed dramatically and we now have Summer at last. The blanket is going on hold again.

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      • That is what has happened to my blanket. With temps in the high 90s and even a bit above 100°F and more humidity this year than usual, I have had to set it aside. I am back to smaller projects and cross stitching which also needs some time. Hopefully my right elbow will also appreciate the change of projects. And here I was enjoying the 70s last week. Oh well!

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        • Yes, I’m sure I jinxed our weather by shouting about it as well. You could join our SAL for your cross stitch (or whatever other project you choose) if you wish.

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          • Thank you for the invitation. I have actually considered asking about it, but haven’t made up my mind. I do love the inspiration all the different members provide and would like to return the “favor” so may ask to join sometime soon. Right now I’m catching up from vacation and so many things have been put on on hold for just a bit.

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  14. Gorgeous cables!!!! how much bigger will it get? I think I’m going to have to knit on bigger projects than little sweaters and socks.. we get one or two days of 20-24C and back down to breezy 16C and very dry here right now 😦

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    • I’ve only knitted four balls of yarn and I bought fourteen. I’ll just keep knitting until I think it’s about the right size to lie across the bottom of the bed maybe. I like the weather dictating my craft activities. It saves me choosing because otherwise I’d want to do them all at once 🙂

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  15. Wow!, it looks gorgeous.

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  16. Beautiful!!

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