I’m so excited about this project. I’m talking wake-at-4am-and-can’t-resist-doing-a-bit levels of excitement.
Sitting in the corner of my study for several months has been a large project bag (did I mention that spare curtain fabric is perfect for making drawstring project bags?) containing 51 balls of Rico Design Creative Cotton Aran in a rainbow of colours, plus lots and lots of black. It was bought with a specific purpose in mind. (You know about my stash aversion already, yeah?) But I was so excited, I hardly dared to start. Until now.
It’ll become clear as this blog evolves that I have a bit of a thing about rainbows. As I’ve probably said before, nature generally gets it right, colourwise; she’s probably the best designer around. And you can’t get much better than a rainbow. Have you seen our rainbow wellies?
So, I decided to crochet a giant rose stained glass window afghan. But instead of conventional stained glass colours, I’m going to use the colours of the rainbow, working outwards from a rich red centre to a purple edge, each section framed by black to represent the lead.
So I bought the yarn. A lot of (cotton) yarn. Fifty-one balls of the stuff. Here it is:-
And at last, I’ve begun work. This thing will be truly enormous. So when you see the largish bit I’ve done below, notice how tiny a part of the overall design it is:-
And being crochet, it’s growing so quickly. I reckon I’ll be into yellow by the weekend, then maybe hitting some greens and blues in a couple of weeks or so. Bliss.
I’m knitting, too. My snuggly ‘Thermal’ jumper in painfully thin 4-ply. It’s a lovely pattern, but my goodness it’s slow:-
It’ll be worth it, though. This house is properly cold just now.