Well we finally had a bit of sunshine this morning, but even while I type clouds are rolling over it. Not rain clouds at the moment, but they are predicted. So as I was lucky enough to have finished the blanket and have a small glimpse of sun, I took some photos
While you can't "see" the pattern with the varigation, you do get the feel for the basket-weave effect.
The pattern I used is from Project Linus (an American organisation I think), pattern name is Sideways Shell Baby Afghan, pattern here or if your on Ravelry (which is where I was able to see the stitch) here
I used Patons Smoothie DK with a 5mm hook
Now for whatever reason, I have trouble with foundation chains.
They do not stretch, they twist, they do not give the neat start I require.
So I modified the pattern by doing a Foundation Double Crochet (sc for USA) row
And it works beautifully - for me anyway ☺
My Foundation Dc Row is 120 stitches
Measurements - 90 x 90 cm
This is a super simple, little thinking, soothing (for me) pattern
And it looks wonderful!!!
Well, unless you make your own, you will have to take my word for it.
It shows up much better with solid colours
Now I'm not complaining, rain after a drought that has gone on for so lllllllooooooonnnnnnnggggg is extremely welcome.
But please a little bit of sunshine in between is great for the soul
I know, I know, won't be long and the permanent heat will be here
We celebrated D3's daughter yesterday and I was going to show you the results of Lady Helsie's World's Easiest Chocolate Cake, but there were not even crumbs left over
So the families verdict is
Bye for now