Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Arc en ciel in progress


It's been a while since I've given you an update on my arc-en-ciel blanket, but to be fair, it's been a while since I've done any work on it too.


What I often see as an advantage of crochet (over knitting for example) is also one of its downsides. You can leave it off at any point, there's no row to finish, each stitch is very much standalone. This also means that it gets put aside and forgotten about.


Consequently, this blanket is both a work in progress, and a regularly used blanket. It keeps me company in the evenings, and I occasionally pick up the hook and add a few rows to it.


I'm planning on getting this finished in the near future, as some serious travelling time is coming up. Can't wait to have it all done, it's so pretty and colourful! You can't help but smile when you look at so much colour. It's against nature I tell you.

10 comments:

Sue said...

Lovely rainbow!You've reminded me that I have a ripple hibernating somewhere. Really must get on with it.

Lucy said...

Oh my god I love this, can't wait to see it in all its glory!

The Curious Cat said...

It looks gorgeous! I so want to learn to crochet so I can make something like this! xxx

Sarah said...

Beautiful - and yes such bright colours are smile inducing

Hazel said...

Absolutely stunning! What yarn and colours are you using? x

Petit Filoux said...

I think I've mentionned it in one of the first posts about this blanket, it's a mix of yarn from Wilkinsons (!!), stuff picked up in France and leftovers from my nan - all 100% acrylic! Will try and give more precise details when it's all finished!

Jennifer said...

Looking great so far. I always find it good to knit or crochet on a cold evening, more motivation to get it longer and keep you warmer :)

skybluepinkish said...

What beautiful colours. I love the idea of being able to leave a project and come back to it (I don't crochet - must learn). I have just picked up a pair of socks and am having a terrible job trying to understand directions to myself which tell me where in the toe shaping I stopped!

Lalalizzie said...

That's looking amazing, i love the colour scheme!

Jill said...

Such a beautiful blanket. It's so colourful. Can't wait to see it finished.