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January in crochet

So today means I’m thirty-one days into my 2012 sky blanket and I’ve managed to catch up on weaving in some of the ends! I’ve decided that I really shouldn’t leave it ’til the end like I normally do……can you imagine how many ends that would be?!

The year started off in Wales as we’d been visiting some friends and it was pretty gloomy when I took this picture in Monmouth. Isn’t this landscape beautiful? I always love our visits to this part of the country.

Crochet Sky Blanket in January by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

There were quite a few days of brilliant blue sky at the beginning of January but the last few days have been a bit dreary and we’re even being threatened with a bit of snow so I might even get to use a bit of white!

And there’s been a bit of a change of plan! I didn’t do a tension square (too impatient!) for the sky scarf and after doing a couple of rows I started to get just a little worried about just how long the scarf would be. Although I know there are 365 days in a year I just hadn’t really thought about how long a 365 row scarf would be (around 11ft based on the rows I did. Now I’m slightly above average height at 5’6″ but I’m thinking that even then it would be slightly excessive?!)

So there’s been a bit of unravelling and I have a new plan: a sky blanket! I’m thinking of doing the blanket in two halves and then crocheting a border for the last day of the year. I’ve started off with a base chain of 101 and I reckon it’s gonna be a sizeable blanket…..am already looking forward to snuggling under it.

Crochet Sky Blanket in January by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

The Stylecraft is working up really nicely and it’s going to be a warm blanket when it’s done. I’m really loving the cloudy and blue sky with cloud days at the moment as I’m enjoying the variegated yarn

So tomorrow’s the beginning of February, and I’m wondering whether or not to add a little line, flower, button or something to show the start of a new month? I might put in a little marker just in case I want to add something later. What do you think?

Today’s sky • overcast & grey