Happy New Year, Happy New Project!

Happy New Year everyone! Now the mad dash to complete Christmas projects is over, we have been busy thinking about new projects and blankets seem to be top of the list. Last year saw a lot of crochet along and knit alongs being released and this year there appear to be even more.

I started the year by embarking on a temperature blanket. Temperature blankets and scarves have taken the knitting and crochet world by storm. The lovely thing about it is there is no set pattern. You can use any stitch you like, do rows, squares, circles, make scarves, blankets, toys and can knit, crochet or quilt - whatever makes you happy. There are no set colours either, you decide on what colours you want to use to represent different temperatures. I am crocheting a linen stitch blanket and have decided on a 2 degree scale starting with cream for -5 going through purples, blues, greens, yellows and reds. I have started mine from my 40th birthday and will end it on my 41st. Pop in to find out more.

My Temperature blanket

My Temperature blanket

Next on the list is a crochet along and there are are so many to choose from, it's only the first week of January! Below are a few examples.

The Groovyghan mystery CAL - www.keepcalmandcrochetonuk.wordpress.com

Mix and Match Crochet along 2016 - http://scrapselsvarijolanda.blogspot.nl/ in dutch and english

Wonder crochet blanket - http://americancrochet.com/wonder-crochet-blanket-2016-cal-american-crochet-2/

The Moogly Afghan 2016 - www.mooglyblog.com/mooglycal-2016

I will be doing the Groovyghan mystery blanket myself. If you fancy having a go at this then join me and a couple of others every other Saturday at Stitch Away from the 16th January  or every Tuesday from the 19th January. Donation for tea and coffee.