Hope you are all fine and dandy this Sunday. It is a wet and windy afternoon in my part of the world - a day for hunkering down - perfect for cosy crafting. I thought that I would share progress on my Target Square blanket which I've been crocheting this month. I thought it would be fun to join in the 'Weekender Blanket along' that Sandra was hosting on her lovely blog and had great plans for progress over the month.
I've enjoyed the simple rhythm of making these squares - they don't require a great deal of thought or concentration and you can feel quite productive working away in a quiet fashion. I've now crocheted 78 squares (although no ends are sewn in). The colours are reminiscent of the sea and contain some of my favourite hues and of course many of you will recognise them from Lucy's lovely Coastal blanket pack.
While I was playing around with placing the squares I decided to omit a couple of the colours - just for my personal taste. I'm really happy with how these colours work together and hope to complete the blanket by the end of April.
I had made a start on this blanket before Sandra announced the "Blanket Along" but had only completed 21 squares and so have made progress in those interim weeks - which was all that was required to join in!!! I had set myself the target of 8 squares each week of March.
Excellent. I've managed to achieve one of my many goals on the crafting front this month!
There are some gorgeous blanket creations being shared at the blanket along on Cherry Hearts Ravelry group so if you haven't looked yet I'm sure you'll see some inspirational crochet when you have a spare moment. There is also a voting system as Sandra is so kindly giving a prize to one lucky winner! I feel lucky to have been involved, even in a small way with such an inspirational, creative community. A big thank you to Sandra for providing the motivation!
I will need to order another pack of coastal colours to complete my blanket - it's going to be a big one and can't wait to share more progress with you over the coming weeks.