10.03.2016

Eight's Great--Cotton 8, That Is!

I hope life is finding you peaceful and happy--with plenty of crochet time. I've been feeling a little chill in the air and it makes me think about making blankets. Oh, silly me, I'm always thinking about making blankets. And cotton blankets are my perfect go-to all year round because they are soft and warm but breathe well. Bonus: Easy care!

Although it has grown a tad slowly (squirrel!), I've been working away on my brilliantly colorful Scheepjes *Cotton 8 blanket. (You can read my thoughts about this soft yarn here.)

Remember this one?


Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn used by Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns

Here are some pics of a bit more progress...

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

I actually changed up a number of colors once I got started--took away some softer pastel peachy colors and added some more purples.

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

And finally settled on "only" 32 colors! Haha! How do you leave one out? They might feel badly, right? Plus, remember, this yarn is super affordable--good-sized 50g balls for around $2.58/ball in 48 colors. You can get your hooks on it from Wool Warehouse *here. And they ship internationally.

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn)


Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

Does this stitch pattern look familiar to you? It might as I've used it before here. It's just so full of texture and works up beautifully in this cotton that really defines the stitches.

Illuminations Blanket by Susan Carlson of Felted Button (WIP using Scheepjes Cotton 8 Yarn)

I recently got this fortune and though it was fitting for a color-crazed person like myself. Someone once called me a "yarntist". I like that. :)

Watch for a full reveal of this blanket next week! The border is now done and I'm preparing to photograph it. Have a color-filled and yarny week!

| On the Board | -- I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache. 
                                               ~~Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Susan Carlson of Felted Button -- Colorful Crochet Patterns
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