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EF community knit/crochet project #5- Patsy's snuggle blanket.

Here we go again. An even bigger project this time.
We will be make a large snuggle blanket for an EF member going through tough times at the moment.

This time we're going for 20x20 squares in washable double knit in colours to reflect her Scottish heritage although I think it needs to be a fairly cheerful looking blanket so maybe not too muted in colour.

My aim is to do the sewing up towards the end of August/early September so you have plenty of time to get your needles into action.

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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

Marvellous. I'm off to rummage in my stash. Any excuse, right?

I have to say, ladies, I'm loving working these projects with you all.
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

Awesome, thanks BM. I am swamped with work'n'studies stuff, dealing with all these giant posters I created with students..mega froh.

So glad to see a number 5 EF Community project up and going! It is a larger piece for a grown up, we will so pull it off! Big stuff! Itvis exciting.

Thanks for sewing it together again. 20x20 heather color. And loads of nice summer evenings or commutes.

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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

I have some dark green wool... would that suit? Or are you wanting it all in heather-y shades? (If that is the case I think I have some purples somewhere.

I'll try to not only make some squares but actually post them off this time.
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

I think purples would be good - I've just dug up some lilac, grey/purple and a kind of purple-y pink.
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I have some dark green wool... would that suit? Or are you wanting it all in heather-y shades? (If that is the case I think I have some purples somewhere.

I'll try to not only make some squares but actually post them off this time.
MC and I put our heads together a few days ago and discussed the colours.... we were thinking 'soft, slightly foggy, heather-covered moorland' kind of colours; purples, pinks, greys, that sort of thing...
Dark green would be perfect as a counterpoint.


Basically if we can try to avoid bright or primary colours as we're trying to go sophisticated and grown-up this time!!
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

I have lots of noro - primarily pink, but going into greens and purples. Not bright, but pretty.

I'm in Scotland right now.


And, well, we can at least be sophisticated with respect to yarn, if nothing else. ;-)
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Oi! We is all exceedingly sofisticatid. (Which bit of Scotland, out of interest?)
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I have lots of noro - primarily pink, but going into greens and purples. Not bright, but pretty.

I'm in Scotland right now.


And, well, we can at least be sophisticated with respect to yarn, if nothing else. ;-)
Those colours would be great.... is Noro machine-washable?
I might have some lurking in a cupboard too, but pretty sure it's a silk mix so might not be suitable.
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Edinburgh till Sunday, then Inverness for 3 days and then somewhere in between for a day. Very nice. Climbed a big hill, need a nap now.

Can't find a bank with actual money to exchange my 2 old 5£ notes.
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Those colours would be great.... is Noro machine-washable?
I might have some lurking in a cupboard too, but pretty sure it's a silk mix so might not be suitable.
I'm pretty sure it is 30 degrees washable. I will check.
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'cause we all is.

We've done youthful, childish, hair-blowing in the wind sophisticated.... now we're aiming for whiskey-sipping (possibly with a gin chaser), hair up in a chignon sophisticated.
Because we can, and to show off how terribly versatile we all am.
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'cause we all is.

We've done youthful, childish, hair-blowing in the wind sophisticated.... now we're aiming for whiskey-sipping (possibly with a gin chaser), hair up in a chignon sophisticated.
Because we can, and to show off how terribly versatile we all am.
Whiskey with a gin chaser? Crikey, Anjela, you don't do things by halves, do you! You're my kind of girl.

I don't have chignon hair. I hope I can still play.
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I'm pretty sure it is 30 degrees washable. I will check.
Just rooted out my Noro, and annoyingly this particular skein is handwash at 30 degrees only. Total pain as the colours would have been perfect.
Hey-ho, will have to force myself to go shopping.....
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Re: EF community knit/crochet project #5- snuggle blanket.

I got some gorgeous soft purple and green wool in the sale store coop city this afternoon. I'm so excited to be starting a new project, who'd have thought it would be possible to get this excited about a blanket?

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I have some dark green wool... would that suit? Or are you wanting it all in heather-y shades? (If that is the case I think I have some purples somewhere.

I'll try to not only make some squares but actually post them off this time.
What colour were the ones you did already? I don't think they were awfully bright primary colours were they? Maybe I could sew the four together to make a 20x20 square to use on this one so that they don't hope to waste ( unless you have another use for them).
If they don't fit into the general colour scheme I could probably use them as backing for the cross stitch square ( although that's based on the assumption that 3Wishes will make one for us).

I was thinking of something like one of these if 3wishes is up for doing a cross stitch for us to keep the Scottish theme going.
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Whiskey with a gin chaser? Crikey, Anjela, you don't do things by halves, do you! You're my kind of girl.

I don't have chignon hair. I hope I can still play.
I'm descended from an Irish distilling family.... sort-of it comes with the territory!
Although between you and me I'm not a big whiskey drinker except at funerals.

As for the hair... was forced to cut my waist-length locks a few years ago after it started to fall out by the handful, but I still like to dream of piling it up once in a while.
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I'm descended from an Irish distilling family.... sort-of it comes with the territory!
Although between you and me I'm not a big whiskey drinker except at funerals.

As for the hair... was forced to cut my waist-length locks a few years ago after it started to fall out by the handful, but I still like to dream of piling it up once in a while.

I like whiskey. My hair just won't behave.
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I'm descended from an Irish distilling family.... sort-of it comes with the territory!
Although between you and me I'm not a big whiskey drinker except at funerals.
Can I just go for doubles of the gin chaser? I don't like whiskey.
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Can I just go for doubles of the gin chaser? I don't like whiskey.
I'll have yours. Or we can swap.
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