Tuesday, 19 July 2011

On the go :: something different

Good morning dear ladies!

As promised, I have some crochet to share with you! I have been working on a blanket for my sister-in-law. She chose the colours - sort of earthy shades - and so I set about trying to find a pattern. Well, I tried all sorts of things...

Triangles based on this pattern. It is a lovely pattern but I just wasn't feeling the love with these colours




Then I made some squares but again, it wasn't working for me.....



Then I tried another squiggly ripple....



Nope. Bacon rashers anyone?!

I was getting very frustrated at this point and was about to give up but then I found this pattern and it was love! And the colours were also similar.

This is what I've done so far......




It is very different to the blankets I have made previously and it is strange working with such a limited palette. I'm not used to using these colours either but, you know what, I am enjoying making this. There is enough complexity in the pattern to keep me interested and I think the colours work well here.

I am so happy to have finally resolved this as it was getting me down! A blanket is such a huge undertaking in terms of time and effort and I needed to be happy with what I was doing in order to finish it!

I'll keep you posted on progress.

Thanks for the comments on previous posts. Perhaps my next project will be a vulva blanket!

Enjoy your week xxx

24 comments:

  1. It's looking lovely. What a lot of effort you've put in to finding just the right pattern, it works really well with the colours.

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  2. Wow that is one beautiful blanket, really creative & the colors are classy, love it :)
    Karen x

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  3. What you feel about it is so right!!The pattern is perfect for these colours!!

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  4. Wow, your blanket is stunning. It really is interesting how colors can look so completely different together based on pattern selection. Bravo, love your choice.

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  5. Lovely pattern, it looks great, I love how you have used the colours as well, I'm sure she will love it xxx

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  6. Such a pretty pattern - it really suits the colours.

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  7. Beautiful and stunning blanket! Love the pattern and your colors.

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  8. What utter gorgeousness. You are so clever. It looks very nordic.

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  9. Fascinating - what a great choice of pattern for the colours. You're very kind, being willing to work with colours that you don't normally like, to please someone else! And I'm with you - I wouldn't pick those colours usually either, but in the pattern you've chosen, they look great! How clever :)
    Jane x

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  10. Wow, that looks a complicated pattern - looks as though it needs lots of concentrating and counting! Really interesting effect though and definitely much better suited to those colours than the 'bacon rashers'!!! x

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  11. Wow your header picture blows me away each time, but this new blanket design i can't believe its just crochet its amazing you have so much talent. Enjoy it, dee x

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  12. Amazig how the colours didn't really 'gel' together in the other patterns you tried, yet in this one they really do compliment each other! Also...no sewing up...double score!
    Thanks for the lovely link :)x

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  13. It's looking amazing!
    LOL @ the bacon rashers :)

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  14. Andrea, that is look fab.I hope your sister in law knows how lucky she is to have you.You have gone to an awful lot to get to this point.I wish you were my sister in law.Cant wait to see end product.Well done .

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  15. A good choice Andrea ! This pattern goes well with these colors.
    It's the first time I've seen this pattern.
    Curious at the end result of this blanket :)

    Have a lovely weekend ! x

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  16. How beautiful.
    I love your work.
    Chris

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  17. What a great idea to show how the colors look with different patterns and stitches! And the pattern you chose is so perfect and lovely! Good work! I'm not sure I would have taken the time to do that many different things till it was just right. But maybe from now on I will!

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  18. How beeeyooootiful your blanket is! I am so very impressed. I love the squares too, but you're absolutely right: the pattern you've chosen is just spot on. I can't wait to see the progress! x

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  19. Hello,

    what a very lovely patern.
    I like it very very match.

    hugs Conny

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  20. Crikey! That's going to be one hell of a fab blanket. Looks ever so clever. Your SIL is a lucky ducky. I really like the bacon rasher one too, though possibly in different colours. Glad you are happy with this one, the effort that goes into making a blanket means you have to enjoy what you produce even if it isn't "you" in colour.

    The Link to your triangle pattern doesn't seem to work for me.

    xxx

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  21. Wow Andrea, just shows how right your instinct and eye for colour and design is! Keep on until it feels right!
    What you have done is lovely, and is perfect for those muted colours.
    Well done you!

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