Hope you'reall having a good week.
My Mood Blanket......well I think I've fallen out of love with it.
When the idea was first introduced back at the end of December, I was so
excited. I really wanted to take part in a years journey of a Blanket.
I myself am not very good with colour, I tend to wear a lot of black,
navy blue or grey. If I wear colour it can't be patterned
and more often than not it has to have black in it or I'll
wear it with something black.
When I made my first Blanket, it was white with multicoloured
flowers. Even half way through I began to have doubts, but I carried on and
I have it on the bed in the small room and don't really like it at all.
I think I leave it there as I know all the work that went into it.
I tend to go towards muted colours or shades of one colour.
I look at all the beautiful multicoloured blankets out there,
on Pinterest, Ravelry and Blogland and there are loads
that I love the look of and get huge Blanket envy.
So when it came to the Mood Blanket, I was very excited,
I thought it was a fantastic idea and wanted to give
It a go. But even though I tried
I was not able to put random colours together.
If you can, picture me standing in front of all my yarn.
It's all out around me, all the lovely colours that I've
picked and bought
So today I'm happy, so I think yellow or something bright. Tomorrow
is a tired day, so maybe blue or pale grey. Okay so what grey will go
with the yellow, hmmm nothing, ok change the yellow, ooooh that pale
pink works nicely.
Can you see what I mean, I can't do the random.
I've even tried shutting my eyes and picking a colour, but
that doesn't work either.
So then I looked at all my yarns and decided on the pink and lilac
shades. Where this idea has come from I haven't a clue, I am the
least pink person out there. I've obviously seen something amazing
on Ravelry, Pinterest or Blogland and decided that's what I want.
But the more it's growing, the more I'm thinking, "no! no! no,"
I've tried to ignore it, but when I added last weeks blocks at the
weekend, I knew in my heart it was something I wouldn't enjoy
finishing or using.
What am I going to do with it?
I haven't a clue.
I saw this motif on Pinterest and thought this would be brilliant.
Most of it is uniformed colour, with just a small amount of
randomness in the centre. So I sat upstairs with all my yarn out
around me, making little circle centres
Yesssss, this is it, this is what I want.
I've made just over a 100. I sat and sewed the ends so they are
just perfect little circles.
Then I looked at them all in a pile, I looked
and looked some more and guess what? That green does not go
with that pink and that copper colour is not going to with
anything in the pile. So I'm back to square one.
Although when my youngest daughter Amie came for
dinner last night, she said it was a brilliant idea and
would love it for her bed
As far as the pink and lilac Blanket goes, I was going to
continue till it was 5 or 6 rows wide and perhaps just use it at the
bottom of the bed.
But I won't, I've fallen out of love with it and
I'm really not sure what to do with it.
If any of you of you ladies have any suggestions, it would be
As for the Mood Blanket, I might need a rethink on that one.
I'm going to link up with Hazel this week over at Hazels Crochet,
so if you have time, go see what others are doing with
their Mood Blankets.
Take care everyone