What with these cosy autumnal evenings, I rather fancy starting a new little crocheted lap blanket. I'm not terribly sure whether it will be striped, rippled or squared. I thought I'd keep my eyes peeled for the right yarn and wait for inspiration to strike.
It didn't take long for me to fall in love.
This is Rooster Almerino double knit. A mix of baby alpaca and merino wool, it's deliciously soft and the colours are, well, just look ...
(Yes I did snuzzle my face into them after taking the photos. I couldn't resist!)
I sort of cheated when it came to choosing the exact colours. This combination came in a preselected 'inspiration pack' from here.
Anyway, see that beautiful buttery yellow at the bottom? I think that's my favourite. In fact, so much so that I decided to have a little play and it wasn't long before I made this ...
... wrist warmer.
I made it up as I went along. I've always loved the combination of lace and wool.
It perhaps needs the odd tweak here and there but, otherwise, I'm tickled pink.
The only problem? Making another to match and I'm not terribly sure if I can remember exactly how! Oh well, I like a challenge.
Either that or I'll just have to keep one hand stuffed in my pocket at all times!
It does match my new brooch perfectly though.
Still having a think about that blanket.