The Harmony squares are coming along nicely. I’ve had to piece a few strands, but that is ok with me. If it ever gets to full size it will need hand washing, because I know this wool felts.
In the last buy of tapestry yarn there was a pile of crewel wool. I’m not exactly sure what one uses it for, but three strands of it equals, roughly, 8 ply. So I’ve joined up some lengths and used it. (I probably would wash it to see how it holds up.)
Since the cats like hand made blankets, and Snot in particular is all over the tapestry yarn, There is potential for me to make 5 x 9 square blankets for them. Snot was weird last night. There is no way in hell she can *know* that it was wool. Well, I think that’s why she was kneading it and loving it heaps. She has never done it with acrylic.
I’ve been thinking that the original harmony blanket was pretty, and I like the colors. Happily Lucy has provided the colors, and the table. Without too much hassle, I think I can match her colors with the tapestry yarn. For example, DMC 7295 would be close to her ‘Storm.’ I think I’ll go and have a look see in the bag.
Pale Rose – DMC 7253
Plum – DMC7228
Sage – Anchor 0161
Meadow – Semco 622
Lime – DMC 7044
Storm – DMC 7295
Raspberry – DMC 7205
Clematis – Semco 585
Aster – DMC 7316
Cloud – Semco596
Petrol – DMC 7650
I seem to be ‘missing’ some, which I may not actually be. There are a few skeins of tapestry yarn, and I dont really want to tip them out in here. I am fairly sure I have ‘violet,’ ‘parma violet’, ‘lavender’ and ‘turquoise.’ One of the Shade Sorter colors that Snot was loving last night would be ‘parma violet.’ But they dont come with actual numbers. Ah, here we go. Tapestry yarn color chart. DMC 7722 looks like it. With 7711 being violet. I make 7036 ‘turquoise.’ The Anchor charts are here.
My abbreviated version
3dc, ch 2 x 4
2dc, ch 1, 2dc, ch1, 2dc in each ch2 sp
(starting in a corner) [2dc, ch2, 2dc,], ch1, 1sc in ch1sp twice. repeat
(starting in a corner) [2dc, ch2, 2dc,] 2dc in each chsp
(starting in a corner) [2dc, ch2, 2dc,] skip first st, dc in each remaining st (9 of them)
(starting in a corner) [2dc, ch2, 2dc,] skip 1st st, 2dc in every 2dc st.
Anyway..I’ll see if I can make some in the original color scheme, and have fun doing it….while trying not to think that I should get some new yarns :D