I’ve been blessed with an amazingly talented son when it comes to design and one who, although he doesn’t like “drawing” he loves to create pixelated images. As a child he taught himself to draw on Paint zooming right in to the individual pixels to create amazing shading and smoothness of curves etc. For this project I invaded his space, he hides out in the garage surrounded by screens and warmed by a halogen heater, and asked if he could draw a 50 x 75 square harbour image. This will be forming the central panel of a Corner to Corner (c2c) blanket and it will have 12 small images around the sides with the Cornish Flag in the 4 corners. Clearly this is a work in design progress but I can’t wait to get started on it!
My current ideas for the smaller squares include traditional foods such as a pasty and cream tea, a sandcastle and star fish, surfboard and fishing boat and the iconic engine house which is spotted all over the county, not forgetting a greedy seagull and an ice cream and finally a chough.
I’ve almost completed the first corner flag and it’s working out at 10 inches or 25cm when worked in dk with 4mm hook and using the mini-c2c technique. The question is – do I use a traditional c2c and make the blanket bigger, which in turn uses a lot more yarn and takes more time? oh dilemmas!
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