Chaos or a Leadlight Blanket?

There is beauty in Chaos!  Or that is my theory and I am sticking to it!

My Leadlight Blanket is progressing slowly.

I wanted a Challenge!  Something a bit different!

Working from only one ball of yarn at a time, is not living on the edge.  So what do I do?  I design a pattern that in this colour work section, uses 96 bobbins of yarn.

How it all Began!

I saw a Mandala type Stained Glass and thought, Mmmmmmmmmm, something like this would look great in crochet.  So my mind began constructing, breaking down and forming how I would go about this.

You know how it is when you are actually trying to sleep.  Instead of going to sleep my mind is figuring out how I can turn this Stained Glass into a workable blanket.  I thought about how I was going to construct this for several weeks.  Then I chose my yarn.

I am using Stylecraft Batik Dk and while I have never been a  person who likes green, (there is only a minimal amount of true green in, it) I am extremely happy with the outcome.

Normally, I have a tendency to go for Oranges or Purples, as I just love those colours. So I jumped out of my comfort zone and went for Teals, blues and the odd bit of green (which I do have to admit I put in grudgingly).

Yes,  Yes.   It sure looks like a huge mess!

But there is order in my chaos.  I only have 13 Rounds remaining of this section and while each round now takes quite a while, I will get there.

It is different and the Challenge I was looking for.

I keep adding up in my head, how long this will take to complete.

Assuming I don’t get tangled in my own yarn and have to call for emergency services to rescue me.    IF I do half a round each day, I can have this section done in 26 days.  Who knows I may get more done in a day.  I like to do a certain amount of a more challenging project each day and then revert to something a little more mindless.

Then I can look forward to sewing in 192 ends!

But, it already looks FABULOUS!  And I really think that when done it will be Super, Duper FABULOUS!  Yes, I can see how it would be a bit hard, to tell from this picture.  You will just have to trust me on this.

I hope to have this pattern out to testing by the end of 2018 and published early next year.

With each round of the blanket growing, this pattern will use quite a few balls of yarn.  Stylecraft Batik is available here on Love Crochet



4 thoughts on “Chaos or a Leadlight Blanket?

      1. It is only up to the last colour change section. I could wait till fully completed to test but then it will be a long time waiting for testers to complete. So I thought getting the ball rolling was a good idea.

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