A couple of days ago I was bemoaning the fact that even though I have a huge pile of wool upstairs, I had no wool suitable to crochet the blanket I had seen and fallen in love with. Then I had a brainwave. Tapestry wool. I have a huge pile of tapestry wool, left over from a previous existence as an online craft shop owner. I looked from the skeins to the pattern and decided to make a test square.
It is amazing. The design seems made for skeins of tapestry wool. Each skein does one round 1 and one round 3, or two round 2s, or one round 4. Literally – my first test square had an end only a couple of centimetres long on the fourth round.
The plan is to use up all my bright wool and edge each square in black (which will be cheap acrylic DK, unfortunately) to give a stained glass window effect. A word of warning, do not try this unless you happen to have a huge pile of tapestry wool sitting around. It is not a cheap way to make a blanket. For me, though, it is simply a step along my decluttering path.
By the way, I do apologise for the rubbish photo. Daylight has been in short supply here.