I am sloooowly working on a patchwork blanket made up of garter-stitched squares, built around some random yarns and already-knitted squares I had leftover from other projects.
I started thinking about the arrangement of the blanket earlier this summer but wasn't 100% happy with what I came up with. So I just concentrated on knitting squares with the yarn I already had and left the decision making for another day.
Well... that day has come!
I've decided that instead of coming up with some carefully-arranged-to-look-random layout of squares I'm going to lay them out in rows in colour order. Something like this:
That photo is not the best as I took it this morning when it was still half-dark out, but I hope it gives you an idea of the colour-chart-esque yumminess that's going to be happening with this blanket.
I had a handful of darker squares in the mix before but they just
weren't working. The moment I took them out the remaining colours
just popped and I got a big fat grin on my face.
Aren't these shades just fab together?
I've got a few more rows of squares still to knit, so I'll be carefully choosing some more happy colours to add to my current palette. I definitely need some more greens and some oranges too... hmm...