The antidote to worrying about colour choice? Start a project with random scraps of yarn. It can’t go wrong!
Fourteen squares completed, I think I’ll need about 40 or so to make this blanket. And, like usual, I’m having what I call craft anxiety. I’ve mentioned it before and it happens at some point during most major projects, whether its crochet or painting or an extravagant six-layer rainbow cake. The I did love it, but now I’m not sure I like it at all thoughts usually pass and I keep working on the project. Sometimes though, I deliberate for a while before continuing and sometimes I don’t finish the project. When I do keep going I always end up happy with the result. Fingers crossed that happens with this granny square blanket.
A new project has begun, with a due date in late June. It is an eight-colour granny square throw and this time I am following a colour scheme I found in a pattern, rather than putting together my own. I’m using Panda Magnum Soft 8ply yarn straight from my stash and I’ve matched the suggested colours in the pattern pretty well. This yarn is so soft and warm, my only wish is the range included more colours – especially a warm yellow. I used the same yarn on the big ripple blanket I finished last year.
This morning while waiting for the train to take me in to the city for some retail therapy I met two lovely ladies who crochet. The first was Erika, who crochets cushion covers from vintage yarn. You can purchase them from Vampt Vintage Design here in Sydney.
I didn’t get the second lady’s name but I hope she’s found this blog and the link to the ripple pattern she was interested in.
What a lovely start to the weekend! (The three new dresses I picked up didn’t hurt either!)
This rainbow ripple has been put aside for a few weeks while I work on more urgent projects.
Click here to see another ripple from Lucy at Attic24.