I love following blogs – people are so interesting and there is so much to learn out there on the web but sometimes it’s nice to know where people actually are in the world, in real time, rather than in the virtual.
Enter The Eastgate Project – I know, sounds like some medical experiment 😬 but it isn’t – I promise!
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I mentioned last time that I was planning another blanket, this time for youngest hippy (13) who doesn’t wish to be left out of the equation, so we had a look at patterns (well I made him actually) and “we” chose something. It’s a gorgeous (free) pattern from Yarnspirations – the pattern place for Paton yarn and I was so impressed I uploaded it to my Ravelry page.
My first problem came though when I tried to source the yarn – it is available in the United States (Paton’s Decor) but I couldn’t get hold of it in the UK. So my next problem was trying to find an alternative as I wanted to keep as true to the colours as possible. I think I’ve managed it and chosen some yarns from the lovely Wool Warehouse
. They are not exactly the same but I do like the combo – what do you think?
As you can see from the photo, I have chosen yarn in the same weight but from two different ranges. Is this a good idea? Sometimes you can’t get all the colours you like in the same range but I did check the gauge so am assuming this will work? Any advice would be great from your experiences. Speak soon.