I've been ogling Scheepjes yarn for years--mostly from things I watched the talented Wink of A Creative Being make. But my first opportunity to work with their yarn was during my recent Design Wars challenge.
This Chromatic Cobbles blanket is made with *Merino Soft--a heavenly soft yarn with a wonderfully squishy hand and the most brilliant array of colors. I used "only" 23 of the nearly 50 colors in my design...
If you are interested in making this blanket and want a chance to get your hands on this yarn--Scheepjes and I are offering a kit with the crochet pattern and all the yarn needed to make the blanket in a Giveaway that runs through March 8, 2016. Head to the Scheepjes Facebook page here and follow the instructions on the image to enter to win.
It's *Colour Crafter! I've completed a design with these heavenly colors and cannot wait to show it to you--but I'll give you a hint (shhh, it's a blanket). I've scheduled the release for the pattern on April 4.
I really loove *Colour Crafter because it is a substantial 100g skein of premium acrylic that is very affordable. But it's got that one thing that is VERY important to me--the choice of colors! Because of its DK weight, color choice, price range and ease of care--it is perfect for blankets, I think. And I'm the Queen of Blankets, right?! ;)
Since I can't have just one thing on my hook, at a time, I'm also just "wrapping" up this design:
As you can see, this is also made with *Colour Crafter (I particularly like these two colors together), but there are 20 or so in the design. I'll share more when it's ready, so stay tuned!
Finally, a sneak peek of one more design on my hook...
This is *Softfun and *Softfun Aquarel. I love the watercolor effects of the Aquarel and the weight and content (DK, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic) of this yarn is a perfect softness and durability. These colors are so soothing to me, as well.
I haven't quite worked out the details of the colors I'm going to use yet, as there are so many pretty ones. But it might be a combo of some of these. It's so hard to decide!!
I'm off to get hooking--I've got lots of ideas swirling and need the calm of my hook and yarn.
Be well. Be at peace. Eat your veggies. Move a little. Love on your loved ones. Crochet some.
| On the Board | -- Joy always comes after sorrow. ~Henry B. Eyring
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