Thursday, August 30, 2012

Random Striped Blanket





Eye Candy...  Yarn Candy.  That's what it is.  All those vibrant colors, toppled together in a random, fun way remind me of the candy stores you see in the touristy places these days.  Those bright colors draw the kids in.  They look up begging to step inside that candy store. 
I do love candy, but I don't need it.  Yarn is safer.  It only sits on my hips while it's in my lap being worked on or while I cuddle up in my creations.  When I get up to walk away, it stays behind, unlike that gorgeous, colorful candy.
So as I work on this fun, bright, Random Stripe Blanket I let the fun colors draw me in.  I pick out what feels right for this row, but before it's done, I'm thinking what splash of color should come next?  And what stitch or combination of stitches?
It's fun and foolishly addictive! 
I can't wait to see more of what Jules has done on her Random Stripe Blanket.  After all, she did start this whole thing!  She uses the most gorgeous colors, but of course, once again I am using up stash yarn, mostly acrylic, that has been left over and needs to have some purpose.  But I'm having so much fun doing this, that I'm dreaming of actually buying some yarn, and choosing colors to use for another one.
I started out according to Jules' directions.  While I wait for her next post, I just keep randomly adding to my blanket.  Once she posts, I will then add in whatever fun stitches she has included.  I will probably continue in that way for this one. 
For now, I am Rippling, Random Striping, and making another valance.  Oh, and working on my Secret Edging when able.
Hope you are having a good week!


  1. Your blanket is lovely and I can tell you're really enjoying making it!!!
    Love your crochet frames in your previous post. :)
    Vivienne x


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