Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blanket progress report: "Interesting"

I added a few rows to my latest obsession, the crocheted blanket, using leftovers from my Must Have Cardigan, my So-Called Scarf, Bill's Leafs socks, and my Backyard Leaves scarf. Bill looked at it and said, after a significant pause, "You have an interesting way of putting colours together sometimes." I said, "Thank you."

(Yes, I do realize the colours are a little obnoxious, but these are only the first few inches of a whole blanket, so I figure there's lots of space for things to come together. They may actually be rearranged just a little, as I'm finding that my cast-on row -- or whatever that's called in crochet -- is tighter than subsequent rows, and I'd rather rip back and start again at this point than to crochet for miles and end up with one tight and puckery edge.)

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What a wintry day it is! We have a foot or so of fresh, powdery snow here -- not much compared to some places. I'll show you my frosty front window:


OK, back to work. I'm revising a paper and trying desperately to stop thinking about crocheting! Who am I?

12 comments:

Ruby Banshee said...

I love the colors. Sorry, colours. I think a vintage striped crocheted blanket is meant to be a little...strong.

The window is completely beautiful. Here it's just rain, rain, and more rain.

Chris said...

Well, obviously you're crocheting to avoid schoolwork. Duh. ;) Next step - buying The Happy Hooker...

megan said...

i love the colours too! the greens are so pretty together. you're concentrating on crocheting the blanket because if it keeps snowing like that over there you will need it just to get to class!

djb said...

A haiku! Very clever, Grasshopper. Obnoxious colours? Aren't crocheted blankets supposed to be like that? I must confess I've never seen any that are not psychedellic...Happy Friday!

Alison said...

The striped crocheted blanket, when made out of leftovers, is indeed meant to be strong. :)

BTW, cast on row = foundation row or foundation chain. :)

handknitbyafailedfeminist said...

The too tight foundation row can often be straigten in blocking. I have done this in scarfs, and it came out okay. I think your color sense rules!

carolyn said...

uh oh! alison's been taken over by a crochet pod! the crochet pods have landed!

gleek said...

yep, alison's right. foundation row or chain. i have this same problem a lot of the time and i find it easier to make my foundation row with a hook that's two sizes larger. either that or i just make the foundation chain REALLY loose.

loriz said...

there's a whole lot of crafting going on over here. procrastinate much? ;)

i'm a sleeve swatcher too. just two days ago i started a swatch for a new sweater, even though my current one isn't yet finished!

enjoy the wintery weather.

is your paper done yet?

nicole said...

I never tire of photos of feather-y ice esp. since it is something I almost never see in real life! Jenny started crocheting squares yesterday. I briefly considered starting a crochet hat but then remembered the frustration I felt last time I crocheted. Another day . . .

anne said...

I find those colors really comforting. They must activate some memories of a late-70s childhood...

Michelle said...

I really dig those colors, too.