Spring Throw

Happy Sunday and thanks in advance for spending a little time to read today’s blog. It’s been almost a year since I ordered this Spring Throw kit from the Knitting Network and one that I have really struggled with. Not for the pattern and stitches but with keeping stitch count, I don’t normally have issues with stitch count but this blanket was a completely different ball game.
I put it down to some rows using the turning chain as a stitch and some rows not, so in the end I ignored the turning chain and never counted it as a stitch and I was fine after that.
I’ve never liked using the turning chain as a stitch I just don’t like the way it looks, anyone else feel the same? Can’t just be me is it?

So after my third attempt at this throw in the last year here it is finally complete. I am so glad that I decided to pick it up and try again it is so beautiful and the colours really do scream spring and warmer times around the corner doesn’t it?

Hope you all like it and it makes you feel the same, in two minds on whether to keep it or not now, my plans where to sell it in my Etsy shop but not sure now lol.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep warm everyone.

Take care and stay safe
Marie x

12 Point Star Baby Blanket

Happy Friday everyone, we’ve made it to the end of another week and it didn’t take long to get here did it?

My last blog had a teaser of my new WIP added to my new trolley, which I still love btw, it was actually two projects.

I brought these cakes from Aldi when they had their recent craft weeks and I only managed to get four, two of each colour and I didn’t know what I should make with them. I knew I wanted to do some kind of baby blanket (due to the colours) but I wanted to try something different.

I came across a 12 point star blanket free to download so was praying I’d have enough yarn for each. I did just, I tried to push an extra round out of the yarn but I was literally 4 stitches short, How annoying?

Not sure why I have never done a 12 point star blanket before but I loved it. The pattern worked up so quickly I have managed to do both this week, they have just come out of the washer and are block drying as I type.

I know that with the way the yarn is coloured that its not perfect rounds each time but I think it adds quirkiness to each blanket. The both measure 40″ so is ideal for a baby blanket, cot / pram topper, bed dressing, chair throw.

I’m sure I will be making some more of these I really enjoyed them both, Anyway have a lovely weekend everyone, make it count.

Take Care

Marie @ Cosy Crochet