Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Color Therapy

I'm really looking forward to spring right now, but it's still very wintery here in Finland. Time for some color therapy to cheer me up.

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Apparently, blankets are the new socks here at the moment. This is Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown. You can find it on Ravelry, if you're there. The yarn is Noro Kureyon Sock. One repeat of all the colors got me this far (it's about 30 cm wide). I think there are two or three more of the repeats, so it won't exactly be a huge blanket. I'm thinking of adding a white border or something to make it larger. I'm not really thrilled with how the blues and greens are gathering in the same place, but I guess I'll have to live with it. I just wish there was more red and yellow... Bad photo again. I blame the winter light!

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There's also color therapy of another sort going on here. I'm a big fan of subtle colors: brown, beige and "natural" shades. This yarn is one of my favorites: Evilla. It's veeeery woolly, some might even call it scratchy, and it has a lot of lanolin left in it. It's a bit smelly too! Perfect! This will be a Pinwheel Sweater. I'm already waiting for warmer weather so I can wear it as a jacket.

4 comments:

RiikkaS said...

No että sattui... just ostin Pinwheeliin langat, mutta enpäas ole vielä aloittanut kun on puikolla yksi testineule. Kytö ois kyllä kova ja ajatus että toukokuussa voisi hiihdellä ison mahan kanssa villatakissa ei ollenkaan hassumpi.

weaverknits said...

I've worked with Evilla yarn, and found it gets SO much softer with washing. And it's so, so warm, and the colors... I just love the colors you're using.

Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi,
Yep im still here to read the blog I check about every other day for hopes of the ella sock pattern. And congrats on the babe , I just became a granny for the first time.
LOL
Shelda

yvonnep said...

I love the colourful blanket. It's beautiful.