A little while ago . . . ok, I admit it was actually last year . . . around September-time I think, I decided to join in with the lovely Cherry Heart 'Spice of Life' CAL - and as usual when it comes to me and a CAL or a KAL, I always start off with great gusto and a determination to keep up. But somehow life has other plans and nine times out of ten, by the time the "Along" is half-way through, I've already fallen behind schedule.
But this time I decided almost right from the beginning that my Spice of Life blankie would be a slow project.
And so it was that it lived in my WIP basket at the side of the sofa waiting patiently for me to pick it up whenever an opportunity presented itself. As a result, I really loved making it and am delighted with the end result.
I used a mix of Drops Nepal & Alaska yarns which were so lovely to work with, and the colours I chose are inspired by the beautiful highlands of Scotland - the land of my birth, and one of my most favourite places in the world.
Think deep blue lochs, pretty purple heather, mauve thistles, endless shades of green, natural bracken, skies that change from blue to grey with the seasons, and even those funny, furry highland 'coos' . . .
So there you have it -
Ta-Dah . . .
my Spice of (Highland) Life blankie
- and that's another WIP ticked off my List.
: - )
Hope you're having a happy week,
'til next time,
ps. I didn't quite stick to the exact pattern, mostly because I really just can't resist a scalloped edge !
Linking up with the weekly Yarn Along over at Small Things today - do pop over and see what everyone else is up to.