The Blanket Along so Far...
So, how is your blanket coming along?
Mine is doing pretty well and I think one more weekend will do it. It's now a little past the stage you see above. In fact, if you follow me on Instagram you'll know I've started work on the border and have been having fun and games deciding what to do with it. I think I have it cracked though so I'm champing at the bit for this weekend as I can see the finish line and I want to race towards it.
I've never really taken part in an 'along' before, let alone tried to run one myself, but the thing that I'm enjoying most about it is getting to browse through the thread on Ravelry and the #chbal tag on Instagram. It's a joy to behold, it really is! Your blankets are gorgeous. There's so many different types and styles of blanket, so many wonderful colour combinations that have been chosen, it's real eye candy and very inspiring.
Whenever I get a few spare moments I pop and have a little look and see how you are all getting on and so I thought I'd share a few of my favourites here with you too...
(All photos used with kind permission from their lovely owners)
Center: Two Crazy Crafters
See what I mean? So many pretties! I love the way that Allison, Yarnandwhatnot and Two Crazy Crafters have all chosen completely different colour combinations for their weekender blankets and they work so well. I've also followed Himiko's blog for a long time now because I love her style and this picture is no exception. I know she's not posting so much lately so it's a real joy to see her on IG now.
These were all taken from the #CHBAL tag on Instagram, do take a moment to check it out if you haven't already.
Left: mrsrobinsonknits (Blog: Carefully Made by Mrs Robinson)
Then there's the ravelry thread, which is been buzzing with activity, it's all very exciting. I love Mrs Robinson's gorgeous colour choices and I adore Emmie Lou's grannies too. I love the different sizes next to each other and that hot pink is amazing. So inspired by this!
I'm also loving the way Emilia has stored her squares in a pretty box, I really need to do this too.
(You can see more photos on Moermel's Flickr feed here)
Left: CuppaCrochet (Blog: Cuppa Crochet)
Another little selection from the Ravelry thread. I just love all the colour going on in these pictures so much and I'm so glad that moermel added her sock blanket to the Along. I've been trying to resist starting one of these and this isn't helping, it's stunning!
These two sets of photos are from the #chbal Blanket Along thread on Ravelry
which is also well worth a little gander.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all these fabulous blankets in progress with me and if you'd like to join in the blanket along yourself it's definitely not too late. All blankets are welcome and you don't need to be able to finish yours to be part of the fun. Just aim to make some progress and share it with us, thats the only requirement.
You can read more details about the Cherry Heart Blanket Along here if you are interested.