Blogging the blanket

There’s a long and rambling post to come about our adventures with our (hypothetical) new kitchen but, in the meantime, I thought I’d treat you to the cat-less knitter’s equivalent of blogging the cat, blogging the blanket.

In many ways, my Double Vision blanket is similar to a cat. It is cute, makes me smile when I see it, and keeps my lap nice and warm when it is curled up on it.

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I’m still fascinated by the colour combinations that appear when working with two strands of yarn held together. This is especially true now that I’ve finished the first section (colour 1 mixed with all the other colours) and get to see how the second section (colour 2 mixed with all the other colours) turns out. The subtle changes in the mixtures of colours from one section to the next can be seen in the picture below.

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The colour combinations are (from left to right):

(1,1) (1,2) (1,3) (1,4) (1,5)

(1,2) (2,2) (2,3) (2,4).

I also yesterday admitted defeat and created a “cheat sheet” so that I can easily tell which order I should be using the colours in. The pattern booklet provides a colouring-in grid to be used for just this purpose but since I haven’t printed it off and don’t know what I’d use to colour it in anyway, I used some clear box tape left over from our move to hold snippets of the 10 colours together in order.

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It turns out that this is much easier than unfolding the entire first section of the blanket to see what I did on that and much more acceptable to Steven that having 10 balls of yarn permanently laid out in order somewhere in the flat.

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