Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Summer Blanket - Wednesday Progress Update

I'm very proud of myself, because I keep my promise (to myself first of all) to update the blanket progress. Here is what I've reached so far: 48 squares sewed into 12 blocks. I have only 16 squares left, and after attaching them together, I will start making another lot of them, what will be a REAL progress then. Otherwise, a baby blanket can come up pretty easily with this much done. But we are aiming for bigger goals, aren't we? It is becoming hot here, around +35 in the day time, and fans are already in full working mode. Therefore, even I finish the blanket only by the end of this year :O, it'll be perfectly fine for a start of the winter season.
 I am still deciding how to arrange the blocks, and the latest idea I had was to attach the same blocks to each other, and perhaps, doing it in the rounds, like the outer round will have blocks of one color, the next - blocks of another color. Let's see, I need to count how many of each squares, hence, blocks, I need to make in this case. Also, do I have to block the blocks? They seem fine otherwise.
I plan to make at least 2 cm between the blocks, and of course, a border, a wide one, to frame the blanket... well, just let me finish it :)
As you might have seen the party button, I'm participating in Pagan Culture's bologoversary celebration under the name "Witches in Fiction... To The Bone", so you can come and check various interesting posts here.
Have a nice week ahead!

43 comments:

  1. Blanket is coming our very beautifully! i personally don't block each square when i am using acrylic yarn. But i did steam iron the whole blanket!

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    1. I will do this then, only steam ironing in the end, because blocking the blocks sounds quite scary to me...

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  2. Beautiful hand work! And such wonderful flower pictures from you garden in the previous post. I can't wait for summer now, we still have patches of snow...

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    1. I'm glad If I could brighten up your snowy day with our flowers :)

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  3. Looks lovely. I'm making a similar blanket at the moment. I never block my blocks and they always come out fine xxx

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    1. Great then! I'm not blocking them too :)

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  4. Yay! It is wonderful to see the progress of our work. I think it is the reason why I keep word counts of my stories, when I see the count growing, I feel like I'm closer to the story ;-)

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    1. And it is pleasant to see things you've done yourself too :)

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  5. Your squares are looking great so far. Good work. :)

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    1. Thanks, Debi :) keep on encouraging me.

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  6. Lepo napreduje tvoje veselo ćebe,oduševljena sam bojama!!
    Pozdrav!:)

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  7. Beautiful!!!!! And an ambitious project I must say, you inspire me. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sangeetha! It's always a pleasure to be an inspiration, but you've done so well recently, with your baby blanket.

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  8. I just love love love your colour combos!

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    1. I am relieved now, really :)thanks!

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  9. No matter how you arrange the blocks, your blanket will be so colourful and cheerful!

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    1. That's true, I will just let the squares fall as they want.

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  10. Just lovely! I love the colors you selected. Can't wait to see the finished piece :-)

    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Thanks, Terri! Will try to finish it soon.

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  11. Lovely! I don't block acrylic blocks until the end. I've just dug out an old acrylic granny sqaure WIP that I want to start working on but unless I hurry the same thing is going to happen to me as has happened to you - I'll be working on it when there are heatwaves :)

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    1. Thanks! well, I am not blocking now for sure!
      Oh I wish so much to finish it by the end of the year!

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  12. beautiful granny's square, waiting see the whole blanket..

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  13. Your color choice is so lovely! You are doing such a beautiful job! Cant wait to see it when it is finished!

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  14. Anna - this is SUCH a JOYFUL, happy blanket! Your work is beautiful - LOVE IT! Will drop by the other blog, too...thanks for the hint! Happy Wednesday - Tanya

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    1. Tanya, thanks so much!
      Happy week ahead!

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  15. Hi Anna

    I liked the spirit behind the first line of this post. That ensures the goal is reached!!! And it is believed that the goal once set, is to be shared amongst family and friends. That binds the person to pursue the goal until it is reached. So the path is inching towards the podium!! yay!

    The blanket is coming up well dear. Looking very pretty

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    1. Hi, Aishwarya!Who else can encourage me better than you? Right, you have to set a goal as to reach it.
      I'm glad you liked the part of the blanket that is in the pics :)

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  16. Fabulous squares of squares Anna - so bright, cheerful and full of colour!
    Keep up the great work!
    Ali x

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    1. I didn't expect to get so many praising comment,s including yours... thanks for encouragement too, Ali!

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  17. Great progress, Anna!! :) I could not understand what you described about the color arrangement of your blocks but I have a suggestion. Since you are going to make a 2cm between the block then just create the base color (white/cream) border for every big square and follow join as you method...in this case you won't have to bother too much about which color comes next. If you already thought of that, then pls ignore:)

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    1. Thanks, Preeti! It's because I myself didn't understand yes, what I'm going to do :)
      Well, your suggestion will be perhaps the best, and in this case I might need to buy more yarn. Do you think I can some new color for the same?
      Anyway, hope you are doing fine.

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  18. What a beautiful colors!!! I'm enchanted perfectly! seems to me very closely resemble the indian ethnic )))

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    1. well, I'm not sure it is Indian, as I am not Indian to judge it.
      :)thanks for liking!

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  19. Stunning! It is coming along beautifully! Keep cool!!!

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  20. Zdravo,Hindustanka!
    Ima za tebe kod mene na blogu blog-nagrada,opet:)

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    1. Thanks, Ljubinka! I will check it out :)

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  21. Your blanket is coming along nicely. I haven't crocheted since last weekend but with Spring Break here and weather dusty and blah, I shall pick some projects to begin with today. Maybe some cross-stitch, too. Best wishes, Tammy

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  22. Wow, that's beautiful! I think this blanket will become gorgeous, can't wait to see it finished :-))

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