Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Am Colour Starved

I like this pattern, I really do. It lets me do all kinds of weird and wonderful things with colours. This is the tester-blanket for a pattern I'll write up as soon as possible. I started off in another colour subset, but I need a model blanket for the pattern picture. So I decided to use ALL my colours (and we all know that I don't shy away from colour. Nom, nom.) I have enough blankets to cover almost every shabby chair and sofa in the Gingerbread House (= no mean feat, let me tell you) so this one is going to be a present ... maybe for my youngest niece, a toddler who seems to enjoy dancing around in little more than her mother's half-finished crochet blankets.

22 comments:

Clara said...

It is beautiful...it is breathtaking...really wonderful!

mlh79 said...

I love that!! Very 'modern' looking and geometric, if that makes sense - so different from the usual kind of flowery crochet blankets. Looking forwards to the pattern!

Nancy McGill said...

Gorgeous!! I love the bright colors with the black border.

I've recently been using a few bright colors of my own (which is not the most usual of circumstances for me :P) I made up a set of really cute flower-shaped dishcloths in bright bright blue, sunny yellow, and pure white. I'm giving away the set on my blog if you're interested. :)

http://stitch-witchery.blogspot.com/

Paul & Carla said...

The dark connecting threads really make the jewel tones pop. This is one of my favorite color combinations. It's coming out quite nice, Gingerbread Lady!

Julie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! The bright colors against the black make it really striking.

Pammy Sue said...

It's really groovy, man. Hee-hee. Very nice.

Saritha said...

This looks so very pretty!!I like colours!!

Queen of...Whatever said...

thet blanket is really cool

Suz said...

Stunning love it in all its yumminess a rainbow of colour...fabulous work x

annie said...

It's absolutely stunning! I love the color combo!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love your blog. I have always wanted to go to Bavaria and Germany. Your pictures and writing will be the next best thing.

Erica said...

OH MY GOODNESS
I am fully in love with that pattern. As others have said, the black contrast with colors is a visual feast. Love love love LOVE it.

I really do.
:-)

Erica

Keri said...

Very pretty. It's nice to see so much colour in the middle of winter.

Joan said...

What a lovely way to start the week! Thanks for the much-needed shot of colour on this grey and drizzly Monday.

Snowcatcher said...

Oh, my gosh! I need to tune into this page every morning! Simply gorgeous!

Terra said...

this is absolutely gorgeous....looking forward to the pattern!

Eskimimi said...

Your WIP is beautiful.

The black detailing looks like the lead work of a stunning piece of modern stained glass.

Cutie Rage said...

Wow I love the colours so much! It is beautiful! and the black outline is so cool!

My birthday is April 9th ;)

Florrie said...

Breathtaking......the colours are so zingy (not sure if that's a word or not)......I am absolutley in love with your crochet blanket.
Lovely blog,
florrie x

BabySnapz.com said...

I would say your youngest half clad niece would love it, and her mother too :-) :-) :-) Absolutely love the colours, truly beautiful combo. Keep up the eye candy delight!
xx

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Stunning! Love the pattern Mrs GBL!! The black encapsulates the color and enhances it.

Balatong aka Karen Zakaria said...

That is beautiful!