The desire started with Vicki's Parcheesi, her blanket of many colors, THE glorious blanket of 2010. When I saw how wonderful it was (made more so by her photography), I spent hours with the stash, playing with colors, trying to create some semblance of of Vicki's elegance....to.no.avail. Frankly, that put me off the blanket desire and I went on my merry way--blanketless.
And then….I saw Kay’s Mitered Crosses for Japan and the flame of desire ignited again, the ideas going off in my brain like little fireworks. Yarn? So many choices. Colors? hum...neutrals!
Over the years I've considered many knitting patterns for blankets, but I've always crocheted something big because of the time constraints. At the moment I have several WIPs on the needles, which I've tried to factor into this decision, but the draw is too great. The only way I can tackle this project is for there to be no deadline and for knitting to happen as it can. (flip lightswitch) Oh yeah, this has been my MO for the last couple of years anyway!
Last year I knit a blanket square (group project) with Stonehedge Shepherd's Wool and found the fabric had a lovely halo and soft hand. I also had a loose idea of the colors I wanted. Driven by desire I headed to the LYS and, with a little help from my friends (it takes a village), decided on six colors.
The colors for my future blanket include: two shades of gray (Granite and Pewter), two shades of brown (Milk Chocolate and Brown), Black and, the kicker, Harvest Wheat. They fulfill my vision of where this journey should start, and now it's up to me to enjoy the process of creation, miter by miter, square by square.
Kay's Mitered Crosses is finished and it's incredible! You can start a mitered journey of your own, and offer aid to the people of Japan, with just one click. Think of the warmth you'll create.