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