I've been hankering for a while to start a granny square blanket of my very own. Perfect for those rare days when I can snuggle up on the knole sofa and watch a black and white film with my welcome companions - tea and cake.
here. I really love the cool freshness and brightness of these colours but because of my contrary ways I'm going for a more muted palette.
I chose my first three colours, cappuccino, pistachio green and the palest pink from the James C Brett range 'Cotton on'. A lovely yarn, machine washable, 50% cotton and 50% acrylic double knit weight. I bought the yarn online from Texere Yarns and very reasonable it was too at £1.95 for 50g.
Some of these are extra fine merino and some a wool and acrylic mix, but they are all double knit weight and most importantly machine washable. So I'm thinking they should all work together just dandy.
It will be a long process to make this up because I have just taken on a part-time job and I also start Italian lessons this week. Not to mention the workshops I'm organising and my regular visits to the gym to stave off the flobbage. But you see that is the beauty of the granny square. You can pick it up and put it down and pretty much take it anywhere to work on it.