At the beginning of August Black Sheep Wools asked me if I’d like to take part in a crochet along (CAL) beginning in the middle of September, all yarn provided. How exciting! A CAL and a free bundle of yarn. I don’t find it easy to be all secret squirrel, but I’ve managed it. Phew.
The blanket is designed by Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart blog. I’ve been thinking about doing a multi-stitch blanket for ages and this looks a goodie.
All the information about the Spice of Life CAL is here on the Black Sheep Wools website. There’s also a Facebook group so everyone taking part can chat, ask questions and share their finished blankets. You can check out people’s pictures on Instagram too by using the tag #spiceoflifecal
Everyone seems to love a CAL and this is Black Sheep Wool’s first. It’s looking very promising; today I’ve seen the Facebook group members go from 5 of us to over 300, and counting, and this is only the first day it’s been publicised. It feels fun to be part of something from the beginning.
I chose my own colour combination for the blanket
In order from the top, left to right:
parchment, clematis, grey, denim, silver, (2 for the border) lime
storm blue, stone, grape, sage, parma violet, lavender, raspberry
This seemed a good opportunity to try some of the new Stylecraft Special DK colours, pretty aren’t they? I think I’m going to use the lime and raspberry sparingly, just to add a little zing.
Do you fancy joining the CAL too? You can order a choice of yarn packs from Black Sheep Wools, choose your own brand and colours, or use up yarn in your stash. This might be an ideal project to use up leftovers. The first part of the pattern will be available on 22nd September, so there’s plenty of time to organise what you want to do.
Lovely selection, this will make a gorgeous blanket!
Looking forward to seeing how the blanket progresses. It can’t be very big though if you can finish it in eight weeks though or am I just very slow at crochet?
I’ve just checked and it’s about 42×54″ but reckon it could be longer if people wanted to add more rows. There are lots of lacy stitches – if you know what I mean – so will grow pretty fast I think.
I’d love to join in,but I don’t think my hand is up to it. From what I’ve seen of the blanket, it really is beautiful. Maybe if my hand ever gets better I’ll be able to have a go another time. Love your colours x
Terrific color selection.
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I love your soft pretty colours. Will love to see the blanket as it goes along. Won’t be joining in just yet. Will enjoy having the whole pattern ready to go though, when I am able to start. It is fabulously well organised and arranged by Sandra of Cherryheart. The stitches chosen are so pretty that I think I will really enjoy it when I can pick up a hook again (injury).