Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Now I know that I have projects to finish.
Like my new bag which I'm thinking about how to finish.
Meaning the leaves and flowers or just leaves or just flowers.
And my ripple blanket.

But all these projects are due to the fact that I have so much yarn to get through LOL.
(I love it all really, having so much yarn.)
Well I was totally inspired by the rainbow blanket made by Sue over at The Quince Tree.
I just couldn't wait to get started.

So yesterday afternoon I sat down and sorted out colours and started.
Isn't this photo just heavenly.

I'm learning a lot more about colour while doing this I must say.

And I figured the more colours I use the less likely it will be that I will have to buy yarn to finish it.
But after an afternoon of crocheting trebles (DC US) I found that I had less stitches than when I started.
Oh no!!! I thought.
And yes I had to start again, that is once I realized what I was doing wrong.
I'd forgotten the last stitch at the end of the rows.
So I had started with 130 stitches and then I counted (because it didn't seem straight somehow) and I now had just 121.
But I didn't give up.
No, this afternoon I sat down and started again.
In fact I was glad I started again because I have now added even more colours that I hadn't thought of adding yesterday.
And having seen how it crochets up I decided to do 120 stitches.
Because I will be adding an edging too.
And this is what it looks like now.
I love it!!!!!!
So I'll just go do some more and post a progress report tomorrow.


  1. And this one is just so lovely I really like this one, and I dare too say that I even love it more than the granny square one that you made this one is my personal favorite!!! Love you xx

  2. Thanks Sar I love this one too.
    And it's a great way to use up all my yarn.
    Love you to xx

  3. I love this, such glorious colours! :D

  4. Hi!
    Thanks for joining my link party!
    That's a very beautiful start of the vintage blanket. Next blanket I make must be this vintage stripe - it is gorgeous!

    Have a nice crochety weekend!