Earlier in the year I started on a new blanket project with the aim of making one square a day, but what with one thing and another it has ended up being more like one square a week! Today it is cold and windy outside so I've dug out my basket of blankety squares and I'm enjoying snuggling here by the fire and sewing them together.
I wanted to make a geometric blanket inspired by the colours of oriental carpets and I think I am now happy with the pattern the squares are making - I've gone for 4 squares of blue/brown/grey with ochre centres surrounded by a row of red/brown/rust squares with ochre centres and one square of ochre/yellow with a red centre at the point where the lines of reddish squares cross each other.
There is a long way to go before this is big enough to be worthy of being called a blanket but now it's beginning to take shape I'm feeling enthused again and will go back to the plan of making a square a day. I do like working on something different at the end of each day (I'm spending my daytimes working on a small batch of Christmassy bunnies) and something like a blanket that requires lots of little bits is perfect. It's a good way of making me sit quietly, concentrate on the good bits of the day and relax before bedtime.
Things have been a little heavy going here of late because Toby has been struggling to cope with daily life. This term has been a very hard one for him due to lots of changes at school - he's had a new bus driver and escort on the school bus (for the first time in 7 years), a new teacher, classroom and classmates and a completely different school routine. All of which have unsettled him greatly and caused him to be much more prone to self harming, meltdowns and long periods of wakefulness and upset during the nights. Unfortunately things will probably get worse before they get better as on the horizon is the upheaval of Christmas which brings more change to the school routine and of course the dreaded school holidays and we've just heard his new teacher will be leaving at the end of this month. I'm confident things will become more manageable for him as he gets used to everything but I'm not feeling very excited about the thought of Christmas.
Anyway, things are peaceful, calm and relaxing here right now so I'm going back to make the most of my square sewing before the school bus brings my unhappy boy home.
Thanks for dropping in to visit. I'll keep the mailing list updated with news of the little batch of Christmas rabbits which I hope to have ready by the end of the month and I'll pop back soon with some pictures of some other christmassy knitting x
PS: yarn and hook details for the blanket are on Ravelry