And so, I’ve moved in. To this blog, I mean.
Looking around, it’s a bit spartan, isn’t it? I haven’t had a chance to unpack yet, or make it homely, but that will come. I hung that picture of my knitted bracken leaves up because it was all I had to hand. Now, I need to find my way around, and work out how to make the best of my new home. It doesn’t look much, but the agent said it’s got potential.
Meanwhile, the decorators are in. Well actually it’s just me. I’ve got my needles and hooks and yarn ready to spread colour all over this site. Sitting here nursing a mug of green tea, I’m looking at the walls of my blog, and wondering… red? Sage green? Or should I be terribly sensible and leave the whole lot white so I can smother it with colourful knitting and crochet?
My first plan is to make a decent header. Fair isle knitting with some crochet flowers. This is the chart I’ve drawn:-
I drew the chart on some knitter’s graph paper that I downloaded from tricksyknitter.com. This paper allows for the fact that stitches are wider than they are tall. And I knew from annoying experience not to colour in the whole of each rectangle, to make it easy to count how many stitches are in any particular block of colour.
So now I just need to knit and crochet the thing. Variegated yarn, I think, with a cream background, but what colours? Straightforward rainbow (Kauni Effektgarn), because I do love a nice rainbow? Or something dark and rich like Araucania Puelo 1961? Help, I can’t decide! And until I decide, I can’t order yarn and I can’t knit.