Sunday, 14 July 2013

Year of Projects 3: 14th July update


I hadn't intended to order the yarn for my Game of Thrones blanket quite so soon after picking the charts back up last week, but as there was so little designing left to do I needed to get hold of at least some of the colours so I could test crochet/knit one of the charts to see how they worked. Earlier on in the week, I received a wonderfully large and squishy parcel from Deramores.

All Stylecraft Special DK apart from the orange on the top left,
which is Hayfield Bonus DK (Stylecraft didn't have the right colour!)

Ok, so I couldn't stick to buying just a few colours. Besides, it's worth spending more to get the free delivery, which is how these two ended up falling into my virtual basket on the way to the checkout.



Rico Essentials Cotton DK, in preparation for another KAL in September where I will be knitting a toy from a book I've had for years and never used. Fortunately, it also fits in the Year of Projects, as it is destined to be a Christmas present.

Anyway, back to my blanket. Just looking at the yarn above, it seems like a really odd selection of colours, but to help explain the colour choices, here is how they pair up in the ten House sigils I am including in the blanket.


The yellow looks a little bright compared to the other colours, but with the exception of House Baratheon, it's a motif colour rather than the shield colour, so it should be alright!

I'm going to pick one of the two colour shields to test, probably Stark or Frey as they have the most sensible motifs (and having done the lion chart I'm using for Lannister fairly recently in thread crochet, I'm not entirely happy to be making it again quite so soon), and I'm hoping to test it in both knitting and crochet, to make sure the chart works in both crafts. Should have something to share in a few weeks!

8 comments:

  1. You are fabulous. Just thought I'd share :)

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  2. These colors are terrific. Very curious how the designs will turn out.

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  3. The Game of Thrones blanket will be really fun to see the progress on!

    How is the Hayfield bonus yarn compared to Stylecraft? I really like Stylecraft but have never tries the other alternatives that Deramores have.

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  4. Love the colours and can't wait to see how they turn out. Do you mind me asking what the shade of blue is ? it's the colour I've been looking for, for a future project

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  5. Love the colors! Can't wait to see how it knits up.

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  6. Minding My Own Stitches15 July 2013 at 01:26

    Things are forever falling into my basket when I'm shopping. I have a terrible time trying to stick to a list ;) A big squishy package of yarn in the post? Sounds awesome!

    You can find me here:http://mindingmyownstitches.blogspot.ca/2013/07/year-of-projects-3-caretta-caretta-01.html

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  7. Just reading about this project overwhelms me!! I can't wait to begin seeing it take shape..
    *smiles*

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  8. Wow, I'm really looking forward to seeing this when you start knitting it, it looks like it's going to be amazing! And great colours!

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