Colour on a rainy day

Craft,Random | Tuesday August 3 2010 | 8:11 pm | Comments (4) | Tags: , , , |

I’ve been getting a lot of lovely comments recently, particularly on Flickr, about the colours and colour order of the stripes on my granny stripe blanket.  It made me realise that I haven’t shared what the shades or yarn are or what colour order actually is.  So here goes: 

  1. 1023 Raspberry
  2. 1061 Plum
  3. 1241 Fondant
  4. 1019 Cloud Blue
  5. 1422 Aspen
  6. 1316 Spring Green
  7. 1432 Wisteria
  8. 1390 Clematis
  9. 1084 Magenta
  10. 1081 Saffron
  11. 1132 Shrimp
  12. 1246 Lipstick
  13. 1083 Pomegranate
  14. 1067 Grape
  15. 1034 Sherbet
  16. 1003 Aster
  17. 1068 Turquoise
  18. 1062 Teal
  19. 1065 Meadow

All yarn is Stylecraft Special DK.

I chose to use a repeat colour pattern for this blanket as I like the order of that and if I didn’t I would forever be scrutinising it to find combinations I am not happy with.  OK, I guess the other side of that coin is that you see lovely ones that hadn’t been anticipated, but I won’t think about that too much.

I haven’t done any crafting other than the granny stripe blanket for ages now and I am quite enjoying having just one large project to focus on.  However, I have had a whole weekend off crochet which as dampened my spirits a little, particularly when I needed a bit of a lift.  I was finding that my right wrist was getting quite sore after I had done quite a lot of crochet this past week.  I have read many times about crocheteers and knitters who end up with wrist problems and I really don’t want to have that.  So I rested like a good girl.

There is one, and only one, advantage of not crocheting!  It meant I could paint my nails!  How is nail painting linked to crocheting?  You may well ask!!  I love to have colourful painted nails but find that on the evenings I crochet I can’t do my nails as they are never fully dried and set before I pick up my work and as a result I get dents on my polish.  If I leave it until after I have crocheted for the evening I get dents in it from getting ready for bed. 

It may be a minor thing in the scheme of things, but it always makes me feel a little cheerier!

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  • http://hotchpotchheather.blogspot.com/ Heather

    Great Idea to put a sample of the colour of the yarn band. I’m going to do that right now!
    I came across your blog via little tin bird blog. I too love the granny stripe. I did start one but was not keen on the yarn I was using. Will buy some stylecraft off the web today. Thanks for sharing your colours
    I’ve added you to my little blog Heather xx

    • frou-frou

      Hi Heather thanks for your message. I’m really liking the stylecraft yarn even though it’s synthetic. It’s available in loads and loads of colours, has a good feel and weight and its cheep cheep! Have a look for it on Masons (link somewhere on a post i did about blanket). I’m off to have a look at your little blogland
      Bye for now, Fiona xx

  • http://happyhangaround.com anka

    That’s such a good idea to put a sample of yarn on the label. I have been meaning to do that for ages and now, looking to restash for a larger project, I understand the big disadvantage of not doing so.
    Can’t wait to see the finished blanket 😀

    • frou-frou

      Hi Anka
      I am not always as organised as putting sample on each label but for the blanket I needed to make sure I could remember the colour order or I would get all mixed up. Hope you’re having a good week

      Fiona xx