I love starting a new blanket project. Just knowing that it is a project that I am going to work on over time, through a few seasons most likely, makes me feel feel all cozy and happy. While quick makes certainly have a leg up when it comes to immediate satisfaction (and I do enjoy that as well), hunkering down for the long haul to crochet a blanket holds a special place in my heart.
I finished my Cozy Stripe Blanket
back in March and since then I have missed having a large project on-the-go. Fully committed to stash busting, I've been working on smaller projects
, determined to use up some of the yarn I have at home, when one day I looked over at my yarn basket and a blanket idea popped into my head. I was sitting in my new crochet corner
at the time, and there in my yarn basket were all the colors that I would need to make a blanket to coordinate perfectly with my bedroom - a colorful, happy blanket to wrap around myself when I am crocheting in my corner come the winter, what could be more perfect.
I decided on a simple color block blanket, something I have wanted to make for a while, and spent some time playing around with yarn snips until I found the perfect color order.
I did have to go out and by some of the teal colored yarn - I only had a wee bit left from a previous project - but other than that all the rest of the yarn was in my stash and is now piled in my yarn basket waiting for its turn to be crocheted into my blanket.
It is a simple pattern, just row after row of single crochet, which makes this the perfect project to work on while watching TV, while answering questions, while dinner cooks. And for now, until it gets much larger, it is fairly portable.
I am nearing the end of the purple block and then I am on to orange...stay tuned...
Those colors do look great together. I love starting a new blanket, too. At present I'm working on a Spice of Life Blanket and it's so wonderful to watch the color changes. Enjoy your new project!ReplyDelete
Thank you Becki. Working on a blanket is such a fun, creative journey...enjoy your project.Delete
It's so exciting to start a new blanket! I'm having some problems with my arm and the doctor told me to take a rest, so I won't be able to start a new project for some time... IruneReplyDelete
Oh Irune, I am so sorry to hear that. I wish you a speedy recovery so that you can back at it.Delete