On the hook: oodles of delicious colour

I wrote last week about my recent knitting adventures. I thought I would follow up this week with a reflection on my current crochet endeavours.

I am much less experienced with crochet than I am with knitting. This is not necessarily due to lack of time – I produced this blanket when just a young girl. Neither my Mum (proud owner of said blanket) nor I can quite remember exactly when, but we think I was 10/11ish. Since then, I have done minimal crochet, compared with all my knitting, and it has all been pretty basic. Nothing wrong with that, but I feel the time has now come to expand my crochet horizons.

 

 

I have been thinking a lot recently about the joy of colour. It is amazing how different something can look simply by virtue of a change in colour scheme. I love the way in which the ‘spirit’ of a crafted piece emerges as you gradually work on it. You can hold various yarns in your hands and imagine what they might look like when woven together. But there are always surprises when you actually get started.

So here is my latest crochet project:

 

It is ‘Joana’s Mandala’ by Lilla Björn Crochet. Below is the colourway on the pattern – see what I mean about the colour difference? As you can see, I am about half way through.

 

 

And I could not resist a couple of other yarny treats, which arrived today. I received this gorgeous pack of yarn to make up Janie Crow’s Mystical Lanterns blanket. I adore those colours!

 

I also threw in to the order these other crochet blanket patterns, which look glorious.

 

I can’t wait to get stuck in with all of this. But I am being good and making sure I finish that mandala first. Promise….! 😉

11 thoughts on “On the hook: oodles of delicious colour

  1. Clanmother says:

    Exquisite use of colour. I love crocheting. This past Christmas, I gave Mom a tatting shuttle. Now I have one myself and plan to give it a try. My grandmother tried to teach me many years ago to no avail. I’m wondering if my patience for detail has increased over the years. Stay tuned….

    Liked by 3 people

  2. KerryCan says:

    So ambitious! Your “old” blanket is just delightful–I’ve always loved those granny squares, with a riot of colors. And you have some fun-looking plans–I’ll be around to see how they turn out!

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.