I made this as a special gift, so, of course, I couldn’t post any photos before it went to it’s new home.
It is much more spaced out that the original pattern, and I think that the plain squares actually (dare I say) “improve” the overall effect by giving each different flower room to shine.
I hope this inspires you to put your own twist on patterns! N.B. If anyone needs the pattern for the plain square, please drop me a line or comment below and I will write it up for you. Happy crafting!
It’s been a while since I last posted – and it’s not because I have no projects completed or on the go, but sheer laziness on my part in taking photos of my work! I am much happier with a hook, or needle in hand than setting the scene and taking the pics! So today, I decided that, come what may, I needed to pick up my handy mobile phone and snap a few shots.
Anyway, back to the Janie Crow CAL which I started a while back – I had ordered the yarn pack for the light colour scheme as the other one was out of stock, but my heart was set on the dark scheme too.
Here is where I got to so far using the original colour scheme (n.b. the CAL is not yet over – we’re still around halfway)
As I could not find the yarn packs in stock for the dark scheme, I opted to find similar shades locally in a different brand of wool (Schachenmayr). Due to COVID-19 impact on shipping, not all colours were available , and not wanting to wait for more shipments to arrive, I went with a few alternatives. You can see the outcome below.
I have to say that I much prefer the quality and feel of the Schachenmayr acrylic yarn to the Stylecraft one. It feel a lot softer. The other difference I noted is the Schachenmayer yarn is a little thicker – so the end result is a bit larger – but I don’t mind that and I’m quite happy with the outcome.
I still have quite a stash of yarn, so maybe I will make yet another blanket in a totally different colour scheme of my own design 🙂
If you are following the same CAL, I would love to see your work! Please feel free to share .