Thanks for all the well wishes, you blogging friends are just the best. I think that if you all lived closer I would have had several pots of chicken soup left at my door step. After a good bit of bush pruning, a mid afternoon nap, and eight hours of sleep I am feeling somewhat better. I am still coughing, but my spirits are up.
I am going to drench your senses with some color here for a few pictures. Hope you don't mind. It
will all make sense in a bit.
I have been longing for color, for Spring to spring its beauty on me. I love color but live in a home that is more muted with jewel tones.
This is what I have been seeing, day after dreary day. Never again am I going to work on something that matches, rather than something I like. And I am sure I am going to need a reminder or two from all of you to keep me on course.
My ripple is done, finished, complete, and I am over it. It measures 50 x 64 inches. 13 large stripes made up of nine individual rows each. 2,340 yards of Plymouth Encore yarn was used to crochet this baby up. That brings my total yardage for the year up to 3,640. Not bad for seven completed projects.
I am sure it will be nice to cuddle with when it is cold out. But right now I feel like putting it in time out, like I do with other projects that aren't behaving. It isn't the ripples fault, no the fault is entirely mine. Boring colors = boring projects. It is as simple as that.
So what is next? Maybe this raglan from The Best of Knitscene. I know it is gray and not all that vibrant, but gray is my favorite color to work with by far for a knitted or crochet garment.
Something else happened the last few days to brighten my week. I have been selected for several awards. I want to thank Taci, Shari, and Elisabeth for thinking about me and nominating me for these awards. You see I get a bit shy when I win an award, I am not sure why but I am. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Please pop in and visit these lovely, creative and very giving women.
Some more color just for you. Happy Sunday.