finally, a decision!

After days and days of browsing through Ravelry and my crocheting and knitting books, I finally decided on a new project — a simple colorblock blanket, done in big stripes (one of each color). I ordered the yarn today from KnitPicks. It’s their Comfy Worsted (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic), which I’ve used before and is very soft, not to mention affordable!  These are the colors I purchased:

Flamingo (3 skeins)

Flamingo (3 skeins)

Peony (3 skeins)

Peony (3 skeins)

Silver Sage (3 skeins)

Silver Sage (3 skeins)

Whisker (3 skeins)

Whisker (3 skeins)

Seraphim (3 skeins)

Seraphim (3 skeins)

Hawk (1 skein)

Hawk (1 skein)

There was only 1 skein of Hawk left to order so I might just use it as a border, or if I need the extra length in the blanket I can order more once they restock.

I haven’t decided on whether to crochet it or knit it — I’ve never knitted a blanket before but crochet is so much faster! Of course, if I knit it, the blanket will be bigger because knitting takes up less yarn than crocheting does…  Decisions, decisions.

Well that’s all for today.  I’m off to drink some tea — my allergies have really been making my throat hurt and have also made me lose my voice, so some tea with honey sounds amazing.  Have a good evening and see you soon!


  1. creative pixie says:

    A gorgeous range of yarn, it has to be crochet – knitting would take an age.

  2. Lovely, lovely colours.

  3. I vote crochet too! Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  4. Liz Hasler says:

    Great color choices! And Knit Picks yarn is awesome. Whether you decide to crochet or knit, it will be beautiful!

  5. Love the subtle shades you have chosen, I vote crochet too, I love your crochet blankets and will eagerly watch to see how your pattern works out.

  6. Knit! Did you see the blankets over at Purl Bee? – Imagine one of those with the beautiful colors you picked. Mmmh …

  7. Lovely colours

  8. Very nice sweet and soft colors! I’m sure it will look great.

  9. Beautiful color choices! Can’t wait to see you share your progress 🙂

  10. Love the colours! I vote crochet too. If you knit it you will probably end up hating how long it takes 😄

  11. Oooh what beautiful colours! It will look gorgeous whatever method you decide on! I can’t wait to see your progress!


  1. […] I’m not doing the diagonal stripes, just regular stripes. The colors are the ones shown in this post — it’s the KnitPicks comfy worsted. Boy howdy is it […]

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