If I was going to make a Babette blanket I would probably use colours something like this
but I wouldn't be doing anything so silly as starting another project, so instead here (finally) is the progress I have made on the hexagon blanket:
A gorgeous striped cardigan for Miss L in Rowan wool cotton. Unfortunately, the completed back you see here is a size 2, and given that Miss L is now 5 I might have just left this project a little too late! (now there's an understatement). There wasn't enough yarn to complete a bigger size so the perfect excuse to start some hexagons. Miss L is monitoring the blanket's progress quite closely, including sizing it up to her bed! Nothing like cracking that whip over your mother!!
When my little overseer has retired for the night, I have been trying to still work out a colour way I like for the chevron scarf. I won't bore you with photo's of all the versions I have tried, but I think I finally like this one - I think!
And I've also grown attached to this version - in 3 ply hand dyed cashmere (purchased from AK).
So you can see it is really very lucky that I haven't started any other projects this week (she says nudging the Babette blanket under the cushion). But I know you are really here to find out if you won this month's giveaway. My helpful little barrel bunny (or bowl bunny as the case may be), Pebble was very excited to be able to choose this month's winner.
The prize is this great book.
And the winner is
so Gwen email me your address - whizzme (at)bigpond(dot)net(au).
Finally, because so many of you have been so lovely about my knitting tote's, there are now 3 available in the shop - all sporting great Aunty Cookie fabric. (hey Jo, look, I finally made something for the shop?!)
Now I hear Miss L saying something about blankets....