Popping in with a progress report on the crochet blanket first blogged about on this post. I haven't had too much time to spend on it, but do find it such an enjoyable project for bursts and start type crafting. It just seems to add up to something pretty quickly in my mind even if you're doing a row here, a row there. I love when it's time to add a new row, because the entire blanket changes in my mind due to the new color. I was looking at it and if you take sections of the blanket, and just repeated those sections, you'd have a pretty blanket by itself, totally different than the other segments. Like this:
I love colors, but I especially love color combinations, how they play off each other. the exact same chartruese green above, looks totally different next to white as it does next to orange. I have no particular order, I'm just trying out new combinations as I go, occasionally making sure I've got some dark or some light every so often. I don't usually use black regularly, it's not a go to stitching/creating color for me. I'm enjoying the stretch of incorporating it in this blanket. I decided that I really wanted a mustard and a pink that wasn't purple or hot, so I did add a few new colors:
My favorite addition to the quilt has been that deep green. I also wanted a creamy-er white. Still not sure about the bright turquoise blue. In case you want to know:
On an instagram post I did recently, someone commented about how they liked the look of the rows of colors, but didn't want to weave in all the end threads afterwards, to which someone else suggested holding them on the blanket and crocheting over them as you go to hide them. It was a total "duh Pam" moment, as I have done that in embroidery before and it makes perfect sense. Also, the hanging thread tails were starting to annoy me too. So, after reading that, that's what I've been doing, as the picture shows:
So much nicer to work on without the tails there. Now, remember, this is my first crocheting ever...don't look too closely! I'm sure you're eye is catching some glaring mistakes on the strong colored rows, but also remember, I'm going with the attitude that home made isn't about perfect, it's adding charm, right?!? ;) As long as it's not in danger of coming apart (which it's not), I'm happy to plod on, one colorful row at a time!
Like I said, it's a pretty satisfying medium for seeing your efforts add up substantially as you go. I'd say I'm 1/3 or 1/4 done now, but I'm in no rush, I'm enjoying every minute of it. I think this is a super easy starter project because it uses the same stitch (dc) row after row....just in case anyone is tempted to join me on the adventure...report in if so, we want to know!