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Lockdown Blanket Update

A couple of months ago I faced a Lockdown Blanket dilemma. I had finally found two balls of yarn after weeks of trying. Unfortunately they turned out to be very different colours to my original yarn, despite being the same colour way. At the time I asked for your onions, and I thought I should probably post a lockdown blanket update.

Lockdown blanket update: the yarns don't match

Thank you to everyone who gave me suggestions and advice. After much umming and ahhing I decided to just go for it. If it looked rubbish I could always frog it and use the yarn for something else, right? Right.

As I was crocheting, I couldn’t help but be annoyed that the colours just weren’t the same. They are beautiful colours, just not the same, rich colours of the first five cakes of yarn.

Despite not being entirely convinced, I kept going. My husband and kids kept telling me that they liked it, but I suspected that was more to stop me being grumpy about it. Still, the more the new colours appeared, the more I liked them. They are paler versions of the original, but no less lovely. In fact I started to love them just as much.

I have now reached the end of the two, paler yarn cakes. The blanket is big enough to use, but not quite big enough to be finished. Annoyingly the yarn is still out of stock everywhere so I am just going to have to wait. Hopefully I’ll be able to track some down, and post another lockdown blanket update soon.

I am glad I decided to go ahead and use the paler yarn. I feel my lockdown blanket is now a metaphor for this whole year. 2020: The Year That Nothing Went As Expected.

Lockdown blanket update: the current state of the blanket.

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