OMG! I’m finally finished my niece’s blanket. I love how it turned out. The color scheme was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s essay “Modern Fiction.” In it she discusses the need to revolutionize writing – a process that requires the writer to capture a more accurate reflection of the transitory nature of life and thought. While I am in no way attempting to revolutionize color theory, I do appreciate Woolf’s comment that sometimes “we have to let the atoms fall where they may.” This small snippet of her argument was enough to encourage me to break free from my need to plan my color pattern. Instead, I let the colors fall where they pleased.
As for the pattern (“Happy Times), I found it in Crochet World’s ‘Easy Afghans’ (fall 2012). It was beyond easy, more than a little boring, and took me forever to finish. Despite this, the blanket has the most glorious texture for little hands to explore, and I can see myself using the basic pattern again for smaller projects.
The long edges of the blanket are bordered by a small row of picot stitches:
Tomorrow, I’ll have pictures of the matching lamp!