Hello.......... I've only gone and done it again, yes I've started yet another blanket even though I'm still yet to finished one.
In my defence, it's because of this stunning yarn from 'Three Violet Buttons' that I received as a birthday gift last year, I've been saving it since then for the perfect project originally I was thinking poncho or shawl, but in the end I opted for a small lap blanket that I can use when I'm out in the wheelchair.
The yarn is called ' Pretty Pumpkin' and is the softest merino, at first the colours kept reminding me of refresher sweets, until my friend 'M' at craft club the other day said no the colours are like 'Rainbow drops' do you remember them, the coloured popcorn like treat.
I spent a lot of time agonising over what colour to put with this pretty yarn, cream or beige but in the end I opted for this silver colour, it's also a merino yarn Super Soft Lana Gatto in Mercury.
I started off my soon to be giant granny square with a few rounds of silver
and then it was onto the wonderful colour, in such pretty sweetie tones.
In order to really see the beautiful colour changes I'm spacing each colour row, with two of the silver to really make the colour pop, well hopefully that's whats happening.
The rounds of repetitive trebles are a little bit addictive and it's easy to get lost in them while watching tv or listening to music.
So much so my blanket is growing fast, it is however quite yarn hungry and I have already got through three balls of the silver and have just had to order some more.
I'm hoping to make the colourful yarn go as far as possible so I'm now starting to add additional rows of the silver between the colour rows, so that the colour gradually fades out across the blanket, I'm making the design up as I go so fingers crossed this works out and looks ok, only time will tell.
So here's where I'm up to so far.........
How I'm loving the colours pink, purple, orange, green then pink again how it's makes my heart sing and hopefully the silver is the perfect backdrop to balance out all that wonderful colour.