Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Changing colours

No, this isn't going to be another post about autumn colours. I'd love to, but unfortunately, these are mostly gone with all the rain and wind we've had in the past few days. No no no, I'm talking about my current blanket in progress.


Like I said yesterday, I had plenty of time to work on it at the weekend and I totally indulged. Sat by the window, looking at all my colours, enjoying seeing it grow. There is something so satisfying to see something you're making with your own hands grow. Using a simple material, I can make this!! I made this!!! Honestly, even if no one else cares, I'm immensely proud of this. I'm so proud to be able to make things like this. No I won't be getting any official recognition for it, no A grade, no money in my bank account. But the pride? The happiness I get from this? Priceless.


I even made a little yarn identification 'booklet'. To see that I was using all colours in the same amounts.


This is so so exciting, I couldn't help but showcase it around the living room, there against a purple fleece blanket, here against Go Caerphilly.


My chest is filling up with pride just as I'm typing this. And yes, there's also a massive grin on my face. Not because I'm being terribly cheesy, but because this is what I do, this is what makes me happy. And if anyone says I'm not cool or not acting my age, well I tell you this: I couldn't care less. This is me and I love it.

8 comments:

The Girl said...

I completely know what you mean - it's a great feeling and it's a great blanket!

Ana said...

All those colours are just what you need when it's grim and grey out. Bee-ootiful!

The Garden Bell said...

Any ripple is priceless, as far as I'm concerned. But, your color choices are what makes this. Love it.

Josie said...

Hi PF, lovely bursts of color in your last 2 posts, definitely refreshing during what can be dreary fall days. I have to smile because like every other blogger I'll probably do a post on "autumn colors" soon :-) Your ripple blankie is looking great!

Ali said...

Go you!! There's joy in them there stripes.

The Curious Cat said...

WOW! Super pretty! I need to teach myself how to do these too...one day...when things quieten down a little! You should be proud -I'd be! xxx

Taz said...

Oooooh that's so pretty.

tinajo said...

LOVE the blankets - it´s truly a joy to create! :-)