I’ve been merrily hooking along with Attic 24’s hook-a-long for the past week or so and loving all the gorgeous colours of yarn. And it’s a real pleasure to be making something for myself after lots of making for others and making for craft fairs.
However, Ive had quite a dilemma with the yarn. I started off with the first few colours in the order that Lucy had started but I have a few different shades so needed to go my own way at some point. I just couldn’t decide which order to use them in. I’m completely rubbish at throwing caution to the wind and mixing it all up so I needed to plan the actual order.
With 19 balls of yarn that was going to take up a lot of space if nothing else, I cut a swatch from each ball and played around with those but just couldn’t get the full effect. Then I lined up each ball along the back of my settee and left them there for a while. I found that living with the colours for a few days really helped. I kept spotting something that wasn’t right and did a little jiggery pokery. OK, a lot of jiggery pokery. I even ripped a few rows of the blanket back when I got it wrong.
Now I think I’ve got it right and I am nearly finished my first full circuit of each colour. For the most part the colours flow from one to the next fairly well, with a few obvious changes in direction along the way. I am so delighted with the results so far and I’m enjoying making it so much its very exciting to have a big project on the go.