Sunday, January 10, 2016

Feeling pinkish...



As I've continued crocheting the Tides of Change blanket I have finally decided I'm feeling kind of ambivalent about the pattern.  The designer is unconventional at times when it comes to writing out pattern instructions, but fortunately, with the help of fellow Ravelers who are doing this as part of a CAL, and thanks to many, many progress pictures posted on Ravelry by others who've already crocheted this blanket, mine is coming along... 



And in spite of occasional frustrations, as I complete more and more, I'm finding myself drawn to it and am enjoying watching the blanket grow.  In fact, I'm thinking of making another one in different colors.  So I'm taking good notes on my Ravelry project page.  And hopefully the next one will be a piece o' cake.

One of the big plusses about this blanket is you could stop just about anywhere (just about) and call it done.   I'm going for a baby blanket size this time, so just a few more rounds and it ought to be finished. 

 I feel like I should name this one Proud to be Pink! 

Now that winter is full-on here I'm finding myself content to work on blankets - which is slow business, and that means there are not a lot of exciting pictures to show for my time.  BUT... I'm planning on being a fill-in hostess on the 2016 Weekly & Dishcloth CAL on Ravelry every few weeks or so, so I'll probably have some smaller, fun projects to show here soon. I've already got some ideas simmering...   :^)

To see what other Year of Project participants are doing, check out this week's thread on Ravelry! 


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14 comments:

  1. I do love a good pink! It's lovely and will make a perfect baby blanket.

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  2. Love the way each border is differently shaped! And the pinks look great together!

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    1. The different rows do make this interesting to crochet. But at the same time, they're each actually a very simple stitch pattern.

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  3. It is so mesmerizing. The pinks and white really pop, very pretty.

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  4. What a gorgeous blanket it's turning out to be, like a flower head and worked in pink just perfect for a wee baby girl. With your good notes taken I'd say working another will be a breeze for you and the possibilities for colour combinations is endless.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. I was going for something a flower look when I picked out the pinks. I keep thinking a young girl who's into pinks and flowers would like this too. That is a very nice thing about the pattern - that it can be made just about any size.

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  5. Well it's very different for sure, but very nice. Some patterns are just like that - but it's good you are taking notes for the next time. It could almost be a nice little area rug couldn't it, made with the appropriate yarn?

    Happy Days,
    Jenn @JennsCraftyWorld

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    1. I was hoping for something "different" - lol. The FOs from this pattern that most appealed to me are those that are "different" - that have fun color combinations and placement. I've thought it would make a fun rug, done in the right yarns. The problem, though, is with those open spaces it wouldn't look so pretty with a non-slip rug liner underneath. So I've concluded that in theory it might make a neat looking rug, but in reality, probably not so much.

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  6. Oh, the blanket is coming along so nicely! Beautiful work! And I love that the pattern gives you freedom to stop where you want! I am sure it will become a stunning FO!

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  7. Wow! That blanket is gorgeous so far! I cannot wait to see the finished project. And now I shall go and add this to my queue...

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    1. Thank you, Gwenyth. I hope you enjoy it if you give it a go.

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