Saturday, 16 August 2008

it's finished!!!!!!


over the fuzzy , woolly hills

can you tell what it is yet?

Well, I've finally finished my ripple blanket.YEEEEHARRR. I started in about May 2008 , I think,and it is my first attempt. It's come out rather large, that's a king size bed!!! but that's fine.ALL THE MORE TO SNUGLY UNDER

I've been reading a lot of other blogs at the mo, where people are debating the 'what ' and 'why' of there blogs comparing them to other, seemly perfect lives and pretty blogs, and debating how personal and perfect your blog should be.
I have been pondering the same questions, why do I blog? I don't think I have many people who read mine, but that's fine, I think i do it more for myself, originally it was to promote my own designs, but I've been a bit shy with these, i was going to use it to sell my stuff.but have nothing to sell , YET!
people keep mentioning the unspoken rules of not too personal, or no moaning and is this the right way!!! I have no idea!!!!

The Olympic games have taken over our televisions/radios/media, now I'm very much a 'you do what you like and I'll do what I like ' so some people like sport some don't, I DON'T. I don't understand the whole competitive thing, if sport 'floats your boat' GREAT, but it's not for me. and so it's the same with my blog, I love to peck at the other wonderful ones and always hope that I will achieve that organised ,life. I'm constantly in awe of the amount some people produce. I work full time and never seem to have enough time.BUT I don't feel the need to compete with others , I'll admire there work , and take some inspiration, but I'm me and your you.I think I'm missing the competitive gene.

So when I was inspired to learn to crochet at the start of the year , so I could have a ripple blanket of my own, I was amazed and in awe of the wonderful perfect examples I found on the web.

You'll notice that my blankie, starts off with random colours, and then does a sort of shaded bit in the middle and then another bit of random, and I'm sure there are lots of mistakes etc.
When I'd done a bit of the shaded bit, I thought maybe I should 'frog' (I love that phrase) back and make it all consistent, but i just liked it the way it was. It just developed as I went along, entirely at my whim.

It's not perfect, the colours clash and I love it. This is how my mind and creative process works and what it creates. So this is my 'art' and so it reflects my blog, it will be what ever I want to put in it at the time, a mishmash of my choice's just like my life,

Full of mistakes, but very colourful, and all me!!!

6 comments:

clarel said...

Love it, I'm making a blankie at the moment and I feel that the colours I knit with are of the moment and I don't spend too long chosing or worrying about colour-co-ordinating, the end result is a thing of joy and beauty :)

Claire said...

Wow, that is the brightest blanket I've ever seen!

It looks awesome. You'd never be miserable all snuggled up in that beauty!

Lucy @ Attic24 said...

It looks crazily wonderful, the colours are fantastic. Congrats!
xx

Julie Alvarez said...

I adore your blanket too... I am working mine the same way, choosing color combos as I knit. And I think that is what turns out the best on these..!
And I am like that at blogging.
Love your blog!

Julie Alvarez said...

I adore your blanket too... I am working mine the same way, choosing color combos as I knit. And I think that is what turns out the best on these..!
And I am like that at blogging.
Love your blog!

Rachael Rabbit said...

Wow - you wouldn't be able to wake up on the wrong side of the bed with such a bright and happy blanket around ;-)