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      Scandinavian influenced Attic 24 Cosy cal COLOURS

      November 11th


      I would like to say a huge thank you for the over whelming response to yesterday's post about  my CAL blanket with Lucy at Attic 24.  If you missed the post, you can find it here

      Also as it is Remembrance day, I have popped my poppy ring in the corner.  should you wish to make your own follow the link here
      I love colour and have been adding as much as I dare to our home before the family tell me it is enough.  But even I needed a colour break and so when my son switched bedrooms with the spare room a couple of weeks ago, before I moved all the spare room furniture back in I decided some redecorating was in order and do you know what?  I didn't choose gorgeous vibrant happy and cheerful colours.  Instead I opted for a Scandinavian influence of calm and natural.  I painted the blue wooden floorboards an off white cream colour and will be slowly adding more and more neutrals into the room.  So Lucy's CAL Cosy blanket came just at the right time for me to add a little personal touch into the bedroom, so it had to be calming and neutral. Not my normal choice!



      Lucy recommended using Stylecraft Special DK and having used it before myself was keen to do the same.  I hopped over to one of my favourite wool websites, follow link here , searched through the vast array of colours, finding it very difficult I might add, not putting in beautiful autumnal colours in my basket.  But I held off and stayed focused. 

       


      The colours that I finally decided on were: 
      Stone, 1710, Parchment 1218, Cream 1005, White 1001
      and Silver 1203.




      Colours influenced by Scandinavia and nature


      So for the first 15 colours the random choices for my CAL with Lucy are as follows:

      1  Parchment rows 1 & 2
      2  Cream rows 3 & 4
      3  Silver rows  5 & 6
      4  Parchment rows 7 & 8
      5  Stone rows 9 & 10
      6 Silver rows 11 & 12
      7  White rows 13 & 14
      8  Cream rows 15 & 16
      9 Parchment row 17 & 18
      10  Silver rows 19 & 20
      11 Cream rows 21 & 22
      12 Stone rows 23 & 24
      13 White rows 25 & 26
      14  Parchment rows 27 & 28
      15 Silver rows 29 & 30


      ...and it should look something like this!

      From top to bottom rows 1-30

      All folded and ready for me to pick it up again this evening
      Hope this helps those that wanted to know the colour choice of my CAL with Lucy and the order in which I am crocheting.  I do think that I will end up making a second one and it will be in her vibrant autumnal colours, I just cannot resist!  Lucy has kindly said she likes these colours herself and finds them calming and may add them to her CAL gallery on Sunday!!!  Link to Lucy's wonderfully easy and perfect for wintery evenings pattern can be found here .


      ♥ Have a great week and thank you for all your comments and support ♥

      30 comments:

      1. Thank you so much Selma
        I appreciate the trouble you have gone to,I will be chaining up my 198 stitches tonight !
        Xxx Janet

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        1. You are welcome. Would love to watch your blanket unfold. If you are able. You could always email me, to avoid spam robots you will need to add in the correct @ and . Into the email address : eclectichomeandlife (at) gmail (dot) com Looking forward to heating from you. Excited on your behalf Janet x

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      2. I'm doing the CAL too and adding in a few other colours and swapping a couple but its still very autumnal and bright. Your version looks fantastic - funnily enough I have started a ripple with just your colours except I've put camel and gold in instead of white. I'm trying to recreate a beach xxx

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        1. I live the sound of the camal and gold. I toyed with not adding white as it is a little bright but went with it in the end. Glad you are doing the CAL feels like a great big crochet family ❤️

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      3. Your blanket is already growing so fast-it is a wonderful feeling to create something new and enjoy the process.
        The room is going to look fabulous especially with a homemade finishing touch.
        Hope it is the gallery of pictures on Sunday.
        Helen

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        1. It really is growing fast but I suppose how could it not. Only one stitch which means you could crochet it almost half asleep! My problem will be the enthusiasm to keep going. I am not great at stamina for long projects. Fingers crossed x maybe even toes too!

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        1. Thank you! Hope all is well with you not seen you here for a while. Missed you x

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      5. Wow Selma! You have done loads more already! If I get two rows a day done on my blanket I think that I am going well!! It looks really great. xx

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      6. I managed some first thing this morning I woke up early! But am suffering now and off to bed! Two rows a day every day would be brilliant. A blanket can be made steadily and quickly that way. I'm more sporadic!

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      7. It's lovely to see the blanket in a completely different colourway, and I really like what you've done. Perfect for a neutral room, I shall look forward to seeing it when it's done.

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        1. Thank you. Am plodding happily along with it. Am really enjoying it too as it doesnt use up sny brain power do I can switch off from the day. Great way to relax. Are you joining in and making one?

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      8. It is getting prettier and prettier! Love the calm colours.


        Corine
        corine24.wordpress.com

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        1. Thank you Corine. Looked at your one year post and was amazed to see how many blankets you have made. They are gorgeous. Love your mood blanket but really loved the ripple. Might get round to that one day...

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      9. Hi Selma

        How are you getting on ? Need a new picture on your progress when you ready !
        I am unfortunatly making slow progress as I have so much else going on at the moment. But I hope to send you a pic of mine next week.

        Xxx Janet

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        1. Hoping to post tomorrow or Sunday. Am now on stripe colour 26 ie row 52

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      10. Love these colors!! I ordered them last week and I can't wait to get started on my blankie!!
        Thanks for the inspiration..just lovely.

        xoxo
        Susie

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        1. Ooh how exciting the exact same colours? I will post later today the next 15 rows and more photos. Have fun Susie and let me know how you get on. X

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      11. Hi, I've just seen you're grogeous blanket over on lucy's blog and I'm a little bit in love, I have so many WIP and two blankets on the go already but I'm very tempted by the lovely natural colours which is odd for me as I'm a bright colour girl normally, thanks for sharing the yarn colours you are using.
        Clare xx

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        1. I am like you too Clare. I have far too many WIPS but when I saw she was doing this cal. I knew I could so it in the spare bedroom colours and I am glad I have. I too like you tens to use bright vivid colours so this is new for me. But I am happy. Let me know if you make it. ūüėČ

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      12. Wow only five colours? They look lovely together. x

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        1. Thanks Hazel. They do seem to work well together. Stylecraft have such a great selection. Are you making this blanket?

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      13. I saw a photo of your blanket on the Attic24 blog and I fell in love with it instantly, it is gorgeous and I have literally just ordered the yarn to make myself one, I can't wait to get started! Xxx

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        1. How exciting Lauren. Hope you enjoy the colours and the blanket as much as I am. Would be great when you are ready to show me yours as you crochet along. Photis can be sent either to my fb page eclectichomelife or to my email address eclectichomeandlife(at)gmail(dot)com Looking forward to it already. Enjoy x

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      14. Selma I love your colours, to be honest they are colours along with lilacs and soft blues that I would normally use. I am doing Lucy's Cottage ripple blanket and will do the Cosy blanket inner colours it takes me out of my comfort zone and having worked 1/3rd of Cottage I'm happy with them.

        Thank you for sharing because I will definately work either the Cottage or the Cosy in your colours, I love the soft gentleness of them. :)

        Peg x

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        1. Hello Peg. Lucy's ripple blanket is lovely but takes a little time. This cosy blanket is flying off the hook literally. Let me know which blanket you decide to use for these neutral colours. Would love to see what you do when you are ready. Thanks for popping over here, you are welcome any time x

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      15. How many skeins of each color did you buy? I love your color combination. I usually do the bright colors like Lucy, but love this one. Linda

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        1. Lucy suggested buying 15 balls if 100g each. So I chose five colours and therefore bought 3 balls of each. Hope this helps x

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        2. Lucy suggested buying 15 balls if 100g each. So I chose five colours and therefore bought 3 balls of each. Hope this helps x

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      16. I love the colours you have used, the blanket is beautiful! I have just ordered these colours from Wool Warehouse and can't wait to start this blanket. I have done a multi coloured one for my dad but this one is going to be for me!

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      I will always read all comments and will try to reply but it may take me a couple of days, do please pop back and lets get a conversation going...