This week is an easy week for me, no new blog post to write for Nuts about Squares CAL, and at the same time that feels rather empty. I though I would share some behind the scene’s photo’s with you.
For those of you that have been following along with the videos for Nuts about Squares will have noticed that the video’s don’t match with any color scheme what so ever. There are lots of colors in the videos and their color placements are all jumbled up. You would be right in thinking that there is no planning in there at all! I have used lots of left over Stonewashed yarn to make the video’s for you; my goal was to make the videos, not to make a pretty square.
But you know what the problem with Scheepjes Stonewashed yarn is? No matter how you combine the colors, it always looks amazing. You just can’t mess it up. I used just about all of the 23 ‘old’ shades to make the video’s, before 13 new shades were released to bring the range to an impressive 36 colors.
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Like I said, my color placement is totally random, so I can’t give you a color chart for the 16 squares I made for the videos. That is slightly more than the 14 squares that are in the CAL because I wanted to make a small blanket from the squares, and 14 squares just didn’t line up nicely so I made two more.
I joined the squares to make a 4×4 square blanket with a different color than the final round on the squares. So contrary to the CAL blanket, in the video squares blanket the joins are very visible. Next week the border pattern is released for Nuts about Squares which has been designed especially for our CAL. I didn’t have enough leftovers to make the CAL border, so for the video blanket I made a simple linen stitch border. Beautiful in its simplicity.
While I was taking a few photographs one of my chickens just had to see what I was doing. They are incredibly curious creatures.
I’m sure you are also curious about the border, but for that you will have to wait a bit longer. Next week is the finishing touch on our blanket, hope to see you all then!
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