I haven't had a chance to sit and write a blog for a while, as we have been getting ready for the winter rush. All the new yarns have been coming in to the shop, as well as the patterns (eugh, patterns. I know you all love patterns, and need them, but eugh. They are one of my least favourite jobs - scanning, uploading them to the website, sorting them. It takes FOREVER. Which is the main reason there are a lot more patterns in the shop than there are on the website at the moment. We are slowly sifting through the backlog, but EUGH.)

Anyway, aside from us all going a bit loopy here trying to fit yarn into spaces we don't really have in the shop (no really, THERE IS NO MORE SPACE. Who wants to buy me a new shop?), my blanket is coming along nicely... it doesn't look any different to last time, so I don't have any new pictures of it, as it is the same stripey progression (and, if I am honest, it is at home, and if I don't do this blog post today, it will be another month). However, I'm having trouble deciding what to do with it. It was going to be one big stripey blanket, but then I thought it might look good if I made it a square, then edged two sides with stripes going the opposite way, and then two final sides of edging going the other way - so a bit like a log cabin pattern, but on a larger scale.

What do you think? Do you ever just change your mind halfway through a project? I was so determined to make a stripey throw, that it has come as a real suprise to suddenly have the urge to change the plan. But then I remembered my lack of time and my ever growing list of WIPs, and think maybe I should just stick to the original plan for this one? How is is possible to be this indecisive?!

Anyway, lots of ladies who come into the shop and see my blanket lying around (either because I have been grabbing some quick hooky time, or because the Sconchlet has grabbed it out of my bag to wrap around her for an impromptu nap in the middle of the shop floor surrounded by buttons), have been asking about the colours. So I decided to put the pack together and pop it up for sale now...

Colour pack

 

I think they look so pretty together, really rich...

 

Colours in a row...

(there, see, same picture as last time)

You can find it here:

Super Duper Autumn Daze Blanket Pack

 

I do love having a blanket project on the go - something I can pick up and just do without having to engage my brain. And now it is starting to get a bit colder, it is nice having the weight of it to sit under. And it is nice that we are so busy that I don't have time to work on it consistently, but OH how I wish I could finish it quicker so I could start on my next 18 blankets...

 

Sam x