I lost interest in EF 1864 and picked up Blackbird Designs Yellow Submarine. As many of you know, I'm a big Beatles fan, so the 6 designs based on Beatles songs that Blackbird Designs' Barb Adams released are a must for me. Yellow Submarine has to be first -- the boy child and I watched that movie endless times. Here is my progress on the piece so far.
I'm using the called for linen and GAST fibers. Once again, I'm unhappy with how the GAST colors just aren't the same as what is shown on the model. GAST and other overdyed cottons just aren't reliable in their colors at all. And I feel the Lakeside Linen Cedar Plank just makes the colors look muddy. The picture has lightened up the colors a lot. (I'm using 40ct linen.) I'm hoping my Yellow Sub looks good when it's finished.
If you're wondering what that hexagon shaped thing is in the picture -- well, it's my first hexipuff for a hexipuff blanket. The pattern is from here. I've made three so far, one not stuffed, one stuffed, and the third stuffed slightly more.
So far, I'm just using the leftover tidbits from my Walking Tour Scarf, Jamieson and Smith Shetland 2 ply Jumper weight. I'm planning on adding in some Koigu and other yarns too. And yes, you sew the hexipuffs together to make a blanket.
The weather has been beautiful and warm the past few days. A certain cat has been enjoying it immensely. (Mia is an indoor cat.)
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week!