I always find reds incredibly hard to photograph and this scarf was no exception!
I must have taken 20 photos trying to get the right shade of red to show.
This was the best. And it's pretty close I think.
I like a bright cherry red.
And I think it will suit the person it's destined for too.
Then I decided I want to make a blanket for my daughter who is away studying. We have a couple of crochet blankets that reside in our living room and they have been well used and loved. I thought she would like one of her own, to keep herself warm and cosy when she is studying.
I spent ages trying to decide on the pattern… and then the colours!! I just couldn't make up my mind. In the end, I chose this really wonderful colour-changing yarn which I am pleased with. Each motif is like a little surprise as you don't know how the colours are going to work out. I chose a burgundy red for the centre (a colour she really likes - not looking quite accurate in the photo again) and a petrol blue for the main colour. I will pick up the motif colours in the widish border I plan to make at the end. The motif is the "Sunburst Granny Square" pattern. I think it looks bright and cheerful and I hope she'll like it.
In my madness, I also started another blanket - this one will be smaller - for a new baby we are expecting in the family in November (no, no, not me just in case you might be wondering! It's for a cousin). I really liked this Owl Blanket design and I thought it would be something different from the usual baby blankets.
Last but not least, I was disappointed last year that I did not find the time to create a new snowflake design for 2014. I do like to send one to friends and family in their Chr*** cards. I sent them one anyway but it was from a previous design I'd made. I think it's nice to have a new design for each year. So I'm working on one for this year. Work in progress, not happy with it yet but hopefully I'll have a new pattern done in time! Cross fingers.