Rainbow Corners Blanket.

Rainbow Corners Blanket

Rainbow Corners Blanket

The second of a trio of rainbow themed blankets got finished up this past weekend. This one was a corner to corner blanket.

Having watched a you tube tutorial on how to work a corner to corner I started off with again a rainbow palette of colours in Stylecraft Special DK yarn. This being gifted to a baby it needs to be washable and it needs to withstand some wear and tear and use so I find this yarn perfect for that.

Rainbow Corners Blanket - Rainbow blanket #2

Rainbow Corners Blanket – Rainbow blanket #2

As a blanket it worked up quite quickly and a basic repeat pattern of two rows of white and three of the next rainbow colour made this project one of this mindless switch off and relax kind of projects.

Rainbow Corners Blanket

Rainbow Corners Blanket

I measured it against the Rainbow Corners blanket for size so I knew when to start decreasing on one side to give a rectangular shape and keep it the same size as the rainbow corners.

Rainbow Corners Blanket.

Rainbow Corners Blanket.

After that it came together quickly and once reaching the bottom corner it was just a matter of decreasing into the last corner which made this such a wonderfully quick project.

Bobble Edging on Rainbow Corners Blanket

Bobble Edging on Rainbow Corners Blanket

As these rainbow blankets are being gifted to a set of triplets I want them the same yet different so the same part comes in the form of them all being rainbow and them all having a similar edging. I went back again to the bobble tutorial on ayarnyrobin’s blog which can be found here and added it on in the purple shade, after all you want to be able to tell one triplets blanket from the other quickly so giving them each a different bobble edging seems logical to me.

With the second one now complete and the triplets just after being born I need to move smartly onto the third blanket, stay tuned for that coming in a couple of weeks.

Rainbow Corners Blanket

Rainbow Corners Blanket

EDITED- The project page with all notes and links to tutorials can be found on my Ravelry page here for anyone who would like to make one similar.

Ruth x

YOP – Year 4 week 11

charly

This week I’ve gotten some finishes in.

First up Eole for Evelyn. It was blocked last Sunday, it got it’s threads finished and yesterday I made it to the LYS shop yesterday and picked up some buttons some lovely sparkly ones. Here are a few roughly taken pictures. I’ll do a FO post this week with some better shots taken.

Eole for Evelyn

Eole for Evelyn

I have tried it on quickly and it’s a gorgeous fit and size on Evelyn.

I have also just finished the Rainbow Corners Blanket but again need to take pictures of that, I will also be doing a FO post for that.

Rainbow Corners Blanket

Rainbow Corners Blanket

I’ve been giving this a bobble edge (tutorial for which came from ayarnyrobin blog) as well to tie it into the same theme as the first as these blankets all three are going to some very special little triplets who have just arrived so I need to move myself along with the third blanket.

Speaking of the third blanket, I will be starting it off today once I decide on what kind of pattern to do. Any ideas for a third rainbow themed blanket?

 

Bobble Edging on Rainbow Corners Blanket

Bobble Edging on Rainbow Corners Blanket

Having finished Eole for Evelyn I made a start on Elizabeth’s cardigan for the Winter. Again I chose a pattern by Nadia Cretin Lechenne, Eole was a pattern from her as well, this time I chose the pattern Miss Marple . Elizabeth chose this colour yarn for her cardigan and we have the buttons already picked out, she came with me to the LYS shop yesterday so we are a step ahead this time. I’m also giving continental knitting a go with this project, I hope by the end of the project I’ll have gotten used to it.

Elizabeth's Miss Marple

Elizabeth’s Miss Marple

Design wise I’ve some sneak pictures of Ériu the shawl,

Ériu

Ériu

and the provisional cast on for Equinox Stone, this project I’m designing has what I’m terming some Neoknitic, I’m looking forward to showing you all that.

Equinox Stone

Equinox Stone

While at the hairdressers this week I did also start the third cloth in the Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Cloth set, I didn’t take a picture of that but will this coming week.

So there you have it, the progress made this week. Project being worked on this coming week will be the third rainbow blanket once a pattern is decided on, Miss Marple and both designs.

What are you working on this week?

My Ravelry project page for this yop year is updated and can be found here.

If you want to read other blogs taking part in this yop year or to join in, we have people join throughout the year, the group details can be found here.

My list for this year now looks like this,

YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14- finished 2nd August 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth – started 11th September 14
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn – started 19th August 14 – finished 13th September 14
  4. Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
  5. Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
  6. Featherweight wrap to knit 
  7. Ravello
  8. Paulie
  9. Old Romance
  10. Idlewood
  11. Old Town
  12. Lawrence

Shawls :-

  1. Drops of Firelight – started 31st October 13 – finished 19th August 14
  2. Carradal
  3. Ishneich
  4. Sonetto Shawl
  5. Kir Royale
  6. Dark Champagne
  7. Malgven
  8. Morvarch
  9. Taliesin
  10. Nine Maidens
  11. Ocean Breeze
  12. Kyna

Crochet Blankets :-

  1. Rose Gingham Blanket - started 19th May 14- finished 27th July 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th April 14 – finished 26th July 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th June 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th April 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. African Flower Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Flowing Uphill – started 4th July 14- finished 29th July 14
  2. Equinox Stone – started 6th July 14
  3. Secret Project – started 23rd August 14
  4. Ériu – started 26th August 14

Gifts :- 

  • Rainbow Blankets x 3-
  •                                               a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14 – finished 17th August 14
  •                                               b. – Rainbow Corners - started 20th August 14 – finished 13th September 14
  • Dishcloth sets x 6 –
  •                                         a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
  • Baby Blanket
  • Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
  • Apple Ruffle Cloth - started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14
  • Tea Light Holders – started 20th August 14

Ruth x

YOP – Year 4 week 10

charly

This week has been a week of settling back into school routines and getting used to everyday whizzing past in a flurry of activity. Some days this week when I blinked I think I may have missed something so getting some time in the evenings to work on a project has been wonderfully relaxing.

The first project worked on this week was Eole for Evelyn. It is now off the needles and just requires blocking which will happen later today and some buttons with the ends sewn in. It will be ready for the Autumn this week if I make it to my LYS this week.

Eole for Evelyn

Eole for Evelyn

I’ve also been working on the Rainbow Corners Blanket, I’m not decreasing on both sides so I’m expecting this last bit to come together quite quickly. This I am hoping to be finished by next weekend.

Rainbow Corners Blanket.

Rainbow Corners Blanket.

I’ve been steadily working away on Ériu this week and the secret project but as I can’t show you anything yet lets not dwell on those.

My project page on Ravelry is update with notes and pictures of all wips and can be found here and if you want to read other blogs participating in the yop year or to join in you can find the group here.

My list this week looks like;

YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14- finished 2nd August 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn – started 19th August 14
  4. Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
  5. Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
  6. Featherweight wrap to knit 
  7. Ravello
  8. Paulie
  9. Old Romance
  10. Idlewood
  11. Old Town
  12. Lawrence

Shawls :-

  1. Drops of Firelight – started 31st October 13 – finished 19th August 14
  2. Carradal
  3. Ishneich
  4. Sonetto Shawl
  5. Kir Royale
  6. Dark Champagne
  7. Malgven
  8. Morvarch
  9. Taliesin
  10. Nine Maidens
  11. Ocean Breeze
  12. Kyna

Crochet Blankets :-

  1. Rose Gingham Blanket - started 19th May 14- finished 27th July 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th April 14 – finished 26th July 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th June 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th April 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. African Flower Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Flowing Uphill – started 4th July 14- finished 29th July 14
  2. Equinox Stone – started 6th July 14
  3. Secret Project – started 23rd August 14
  4. Ériu – started 26th August 14

Gifts :- 

  • Rainbow Blankets x 3-
  •                                               a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14 – finished 17th August 14
  •                                               b. – Rainbow Corners - started 20th August 14
  • Dishcloth sets x 6 –
  •                                         a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
  • Baby Blanket
  • Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
  • Apple Ruffle Cloth - started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14
  • Tea Light Holders – started 20th August 14

Ruth x

YOP – Year 4 week 9

charly

Finishes for the month of August consist of

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Two items from the gift section – Rainbow Squares Blanket which has a FO post here and tealight holders

One item from the shawl section – Drops of Firelight which has a FO post here.

One item from the garment section – Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater

One item from the design section – Flowing Uphill Cowl

Just like July 5 FO’s but this month they are larger.

Work on projects this week has consisted of,

Sporadic bursts of work but yet reaching the top corner of the Rainbow Corners Blanket, you can see I’m now decreasing on one side until I reach the bottom corner so it’s coming together quickly despite the small amount of time dedicated to it. I had hoped to have this one finished by now as I still have one more to complete but it’s nearly there.

Rainbow Corners Blanket

Rainbow Corners Blanket

I’ve also been working away on the Eole cardigan for Evelyn. I’m now further on than this picture, I’ve about a further 10cms left to go on the body before I can start on the arms, I do just want to check lengths against Evelyn before doing that.

Eole cardigan for Evelyn

Eole cardigan for Evelyn

I’ve been working away on the secret project this week, sometimes making progress and sometimes just ripping back all that was done because it wasn’t quite right.

If you are on my Celtic Knit Facebook page here, you’ll have seen some updates during the week about some of those designs. Over the coming months I’m hoping to work more of this end of the design section certainly until Christmas. I will be showing where I can both here and on the Facebook page.

For September I’m setting out a smaller mini list as I want to concentrate more on the design section, I do still have some items to get done first especially in the gift section so I shall continue at those, this will give at least some progress pictures weekly when I can’t talk about a design.

September Mini List – 

  • Complete Eole cardigan for Evelyn
  • Cast on Miss Marple cardigan for Elizabeth
  • Complete Rainbow Corners blanket
  • Start and finish the third and last rainbow blanket
  • Design section

I’ve updated my main list which you can see now and my project page on Ravelry is also fully up to date with notes and pictures where appropriate and can be found here, you might also see I’ve a separate tab on the project page  now for Celtic Knits. The new Celtic Knit design of Ériu is now listed on there.

To read more blogs taking part in the YOP year or to take part yourself, head over to the group here.

YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14- finished 2nd August 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn – started 19th August 14
  4. Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
  5. Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
  6. Featherweight wrap to knit 
  7. Ravello
  8. Paulie
  9. Old Romance
  10. Idlewood
  11. Old Town
  12. Lawrence

Shawls :-

  1. Drops of Firelight – started 31st October 13 – finished 19th August 14
  2. Carradal
  3. Ishneich
  4. Sonetto Shawl
  5. Kir Royale
  6. Dark Champagne
  7. Malgven
  8. Morvarch
  9. Taliesin
  10. Nine Maidens
  11. Ocean Breeze
  12. Kyna

Crochet Blankets :-

  1. Rose Gingham Blanket - started 19th May 14- finished 27th July 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th April 14 – finished 26th July 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th June 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th April 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. African Flower Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Flowing Uphill – started 4th July 14- finished 29th July 14
  2. Equinox Stone – started 6th July 14
  3. Secret Project – started 23rd August 14
  4. Ériu – started 26th August 14

Gifts :- 

  • Rainbow Blankets x 3-
  •                                               a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14 – finished 17th August 14
  •                                               b. – Rainbow Corners - started 20th August 14
  • Dishcloth sets x 6 –
  •                                         a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
  • Baby Blanket
  • Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
  • Apple Ruffle Cloth - started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14
  • Tea Light Holders – started 20th August 14

Ruth x

Drops of Firelight

Drops of Firelight Shawl

Drops of Firelight Shawl

For FO post today I’ve got my Drops of Firelight Shawl.

This is from the Boo Knits pattern of Morticia.

I named my version of this Morticia shawl Drops of Firelight due to the Black 4ply alpaca yarn and the amber coloured beads I used.

Drops of Firelight Shawl

Drops of Firelight Shawl

The pattern called for lace yarn but I envisaged something a little heavier so opted for the 4ply yarn, I used a size 6 seed bead and then followed the instructions as they were making no further changes.

Drops of Firelight Shawl

Drops of Firelight Shawl

This was a lovely knit of lace and beads and I have a stunning shawl to now wear.

Ruth x

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Rainbow Squares Blanket

This FO post takes a look at my recently completed Rainbow Squares Blanket.

This is the first is a trio of rainbow blankets I’m making for babies soon to arrive.

Rather than waiting for the new arrival to find out boy or girl I opted for gender neutral but with some colour and what could be perfect than every colour.

This blanket turned out bright and colourful just as it was intended.

For the centres of the squares I used Jan Eaton’s Sunray square pattern stopping two rows less than what her pattern called for.

I used Stylecrafts Special DK yarn which is an acrylic yarn making this blanket perfect for being washed as you know all things baby need to be at times. I used shades, Lipstick, Saffron, Meadow, Turquoise, Bluebell and White. I had some Ice Yarns Gonca range in an orange so I used that, this is a similar weight and type of yarn as the Stylecraft and both can be swapped round as needs be.

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Rainbow Squares Blanket

When all 48 squares were done (8 squares of each colour) I edged all with one row of white tr crochet (US dc) joining them together as I went.

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Rainbow Squares Blanket

The join as you go method meant the blanket as a whole came together quite quickly.

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Rainbow Squares Blanket

For the border I wanted something simple so as the colours shone through and yet fun as well in keeping with the overall feel of the blanket.

Some weeks ago while reading ayarnyrobin s blog I spotted a bobble edging she had used on a blanket she’d made. She very kindly posted the tutorial for it on her blog, remembering this I headed over to check it out and it turned out to be just the perfect edging for my blanket.

The tutorial can be found here.

Rainbow Squares Blanket - bobble edge

Rainbow Squares Blanket – bobble edge

This has been once of my quickest blankets to make to date taking around 15days to make. It was a fun, bright and cheery project and I hope it brings joy to the little one it’s intended for.

Project notes can be found on Ravelry here.

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Rainbow Squares Blanket

Ruth x

YOP – Year 4 week 8

charly

The new projects this week that have been started have been worked on in bursts where the time has allowed.

Project wise what has happened is Drops of Firelight has been finished and blocked and is ready to come off the blocking mats today. There will be a FO post this week about it and about the Rainbow Squares blanket which got finished but time just didn’t allow a FO post. I did get a FO post about Caoimhe’s Sunday Sweater in here if you want to read about that.

Some new projects were cast on such as the Eole cardigan for Evelyn. I started off good until Friday night when it was one of those nights where whatever project I worked on mistakes were made. I forgot to put in a buttonhole on Eole which required some tinkering back and fixing on Saturday evening, it is now all fixed but not much progress got made on it. I’m using a light pink dk tweed for this cardigan, it’s the same type yarn as the purple I used in Caoimhe’s just a pale pink.

Eole for Evelyn

Eole for Evelyn

The second project cast on was the rainbow blanket, this is the second one I need of three. For this I opted for a corner to corner type blanket. I haven’t done a corner to corner blanket before and I didn’t realise how quickly it worked up. This is the progress after only a few hours one of the days during the week.

Rainbow Corners Blanket - Rainbow blanket #2

Rainbow Corners Blanket – Rainbow blanket #2

When visiting friends this week I made some lovely tea light holders for them, I forgot to take pictures of those four ones but I loved them so much I decided to make some more. This is a fifth one I made. For next week I’ll find the link to the site I used for these.

Crochet thread tealight holders

Crochet thread tealight holders

On Friday evening I got some interesting and exciting news which although I can’t share right now it did mean the start of a new project that again I can’t show right now, what I can say is it’s for A Land Close By. That doesn’t sound very exciting or interesting for you all does it but I’m quite excited about it It will be listed under my design section as secret project until I can share it.

This week the plan is to work on the Eole for Evelyn, the Rainbow Corners Blanket and the Secret Project. I am hoping to fit in another tea light holder or two, actually this might make some great gifts so I may need some more of them. With this being the last week of August I’m not so sure we shall fit in many more finishes.

My Ravelry project page is updated and can be found here

To read about the group and others taking part or to join in yourself, we love new members at any stage through the year, you can read all about it here.

My updated list looks like;

YOP- Year 4- Jul 14/Jun 15- List

Garments :-

  1. Sunday Sweater for Caoimhe – started 5th July 14- finished 2nd August 14
  2. Miss Marple for Elizabeth
  3. Eole for girls for Evelyn – started 19th August 14
  4. Gathering Stripes for Ruairí
  5. Gathering Stripes for Benjamin
  6. Featherweight wrap to knit 
  7. Ravello
  8. Paulie
  9. Old Romance
  10. Idlewood
  11. Old Town
  12. Lawrence

Shawls :-

  1. Drops of Firelight – started 31st October 13 – finished 19th August 14
  2. Carradal
  3. Ishneich
  4. Sonetto Shawl
  5. Kir Royale
  6. Dark Champagne
  7. Malgven
  8. Morvarch
  9. Taliesin
  10. Nine Maidens
  11. Ocean Breeze
  12. Kyna

Crochet Blankets :-

  1. Rose Gingham Blanket - started 19th May 14- finished 27th July 14
  2. Flanders Poppies Blanket – started 18th April 14 – finished 26th July 14
  3. Sam Entrelac Blanket – started 27th June 14
  4. Hills of Home Blanket – started 19th April 14
  5. Lavender Blanket
  6. Dahlia Blanket
  7. Sunflower Blanket
  8. Blackberry Salad Stripe Blanket
  9. African Flower Blanket
  10. Crayon Blanket
  11. Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan
  12. Tetris Blanket

Designs :-

  1. Flowing Uphill – started 4th July 14- finished 29th July 14
  2. Equinox Stone – started 6th July 14
  3. Secret Project – started 23rd August 14

Gifts :- 

  • Rainbow Blankets x 3-
  •                                               a. – Rainbow Squares – started 2nd August 14 – finished 17th August 14
  •                                               b. – Rainbow Corners - started 20th August 14
  • Dishcloth sets x 6 –
  •                                         a. – Vintage Strawberry Ruffle Set – started 14th July 14
  • Baby Blanket
  • Purple, Black and Cream Blanket
  • Apple Ruffle Cloth - started 7th July 14 – finished 8th July 14
  • Tea Light Holders – started 20th August 14

Ruth x