I’ve a couple of calming photos by a local photographer in my bedroom, one is sea and the other a lake, I love them for their abstract qualities, and the colours are my favourite colours.
I decided to use Chip it to make a colour palette to help in choosing yarn colours for a crochet blanket.
I would have loved to use natural fibres but the cost was a bit daunting. I think you get much softer colours in natural fibres. I decided to use Stylecraft yarn instead as it’s very affordable so no stress for a beginner, and I’ve used it before. They have a good range of colours so I saved some into a collage to see how they would look, but I added a few more colours when I ordered.
I was going to try a Larksfoot stitch blanket but when I went to Wool Warehouse my bottle went and I decided to stick with Attic24 Ripple Blanket pattern, only mine is twice the width and I’ve chosen my own colours.
This is quite a large project but I’ve got ’til next winter to finish it, and it’s kept me warm in the evenings as the blanket has grown. Here’s the first colour repeat. I added a lot of beige to soften the look but would have liked softer tones, but in the winter we need a bit more colour so I’m reasonably happy with it.