With all of the sorting out of my crafting stash and completing my works-in-progress, I am finding plenty of yarn ends. So a few weeks ago I decided to make a lockdown rainbow blanket using up all the these left over bits. I’ve gone for the simple treble crochet granny square pattern and I am trying to stick to the standard rainbow – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet – with an addition of Grey and White at the end.
It’s been very therapeutic to do whilst watching my favourite TV shows – particularly The Repair Shop, Sewing Bee and Gardener’s World. I’m hoping to make it large enough to use as a throw over my bed, so it’s going to take a while.
The problem with trying to stick to the rainbow format is making sure I have an equal number of balls of each colour. I keep having to stop and go on a hunt for either red or range at the moment! So I’m going through my WIP bag to finish off a project each time I run out of a colour. Hopefully this will mean I can kill two birds with one stone, finishing off a WIP as well as using up the leftovers on my blanket. It does appear that I don’t have much in the red category amongst my projects at present. I suppose I’d better make a start on some Christmas projects!!
It’s been a lovely project to get out each evening while I’m catching up with myself. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the re-run of ‘Pride and Prejudice‘ (Is there really a better way to spend a mid-week evening than watching Colin Firth look smoulderingly at Jennifer Ehle, while crocheting a blanket to warm your legs up?!) Maybe a bar of chocolate and a glass of wine would be welcome additions, but not when I need to concentrate enough to keep the pattern going – I have a tendency to misplace stitches and have to unravel if there’s too much wine involved!!
There’s certainly plenty of work left in the this blanket, so I’m going to have to find another series to work along too – there seem to be fewer and fewer escapist programmes to watch these days. Although I have got into Tess of the d’Urbevilles over on BBC4.
Any suggestions gratefully received.