Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One Day......

One day I will chain up for this crochet afghan.  A friend has is as a hand written pattern that came from someone who......  Well, you understand how these patterns get passed around.  Notes are added by one maker, copied by another and told to someone else.  Before you know it, the project is completed in every color way imaginable. 

I have seen this made up in greens.  That version is stunning.  The wild Caribbean  shades of one crib sized version are too wild for my sensibilities.  None the less, the pattern still rings true.

The title on the poorly faded copy that my friend has is "Indian Blanket"  Something about this geometry is soothing.  Perhaps it is the repetitive stitch, the sequence of color change or just the mystique of the hand written pattern.  I love it.  

If you are interested in learning more about it, give a call to this store.  I think they even offer a class.  

My biggest worry is selecting two contrasting colors and then the shades/tints needed to repeat the pattern.  It would be stunning in Cardinal & Gold!   This brown & blue scheme is peaceful, so it is an option.  

Yes, one day I am going to decide on color and get a chain going to make this pattern.  

But not during a desert summer - so maybe next winter.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more on how the seasons affect knitting desirability. I'm working on a cabled shawl for the fair. It's beautiful, but as it grows...

    Would love to see you in person soon. If you're in the mood to visit Pasadena S'n'B, please come. I'm also willing to drive out to you for a lunch date!