The days are drawing in and the nights are getting chillier and so the need for a new blanket beckons. Out of lots of ideas and many projects in the pipeline, I have chosen the yarn and the pattern and the blanket is underway…….
I have chosen to make my blanket using the Sunburst Granny Square, a deliciously plump little square that will surely make a lovely cosy blanket for the winter! You can find the pattern for this on many websites, but I stumbled accross it on The Purple Chair Crochet blog, as linked. You can also find it here on Ravelry.
The yarn I’m using is Wendy Wool Fusion. It is no longer available to buy, which is a shame because the colours are so vibrant and the yarn so soft it is lovely to work with. It is 50%wool and 50% Acrylic, which is a step away from my usual inkling towards natural fibres, but I bought the wool a few years ago before my love afair with alpaca and merino began, and it’s been sitting in a basket for a long time, waiting to be made into something lovely!
At the time this yarn came out, my friend and I both made a jumper for her little boy with it, both in different colourways. I also learned to crochet using this yarn – I made a very long, thin and very soft scarf, with slightly wonky sides, in juniper berry colour, which I still wear! So it’s quite fitting really that I’m using the same yarn again to crochet something for my first blog!
The colourway I’m using is Cajun. I’ve wound the colours from one ball of yarn into seperate balls, to give more definate blocks of colour for the different rounds of my granny squares.
I had one ball of it left, stowed away, the rest I aquired through the wonder of Ravelry! It’s the only place I could find any and I was lucky enough to come by a raveler with a lot of one colour in her stash that she was willing to sell! I also recieved a kind gift of several balls of blue/grey from another Raveler (thank you Woollydaze) which will definately make it’s way into another cosy project in the near future.
Have you made anything with Wendy Wool Fusion? (more to the point, has anybody got any spare to sell?!) I was such a big fan of this yarn when it first came out, I’d love to see what others have made with it.
Well, I have more granny squares to make! May the blanket grow!