Last Saturday, I went on a group cycle ride of 11.5 miles, and really felt it when I came back! I spent the afternoon crashed out on the sofa, with the blanket (as it currently stands), keeping my legs warm. There was another one today, but it's a longer ride for the last weekend of the month. I've decided against, as I need my energy for this evening.
I've had to get over my aversion to the colour pink. In fairness, it's not the colour that's the problem - it's the way it's always used to girl-ify everything. You like fishing? Have a grey fishing rod. You're a woman who likes fishing? Have a pink fishing rod. You need a pen; here's a blue one. You're a woman who needs a pen - here, have a special pink one. The list is endless, but the worst I saw was the pink 'Big Red Bus Shape Sorter' from Early Learning Centre. Because, of course we female Londoners have a completely different colour transport system to our male counterparts.
Anyway, I digress.....
The blanket as it stands has quite a lot of green and purple, and a pretty decent amount of blues. To try and break it up a bit, I bought a whole load of My First Regia sock yarns in shades and patterns of pink.
The thing I love doing, is mixing and matching scraps of yarn - so a light pink ball and a dark pink ball will give me three squares; one plain in each shade of pink, and one square of pink stripes. Factor in the patterned yarns and other scraps I had, and I had around balls for around seventeen squares, all stored in bags for each quarter, to try and make sure there's an even spread of colours.
|Yarn received as a swap|
Then I received the swap to the yarns I sent off last weekend - and hey presto, another twenty or so balls are now ready to be knitted up.
..... So, guess what I've been doing this last week?
|The blanket, as of 27th April 2018|