Sunday, 17 January 2016

On the hook, at last, and randomising stripes

After nine long weeks of enforced hooky rest, the result of intense Elise Shawl-hooking, there are small signs of a recovering shoulder/elbow.  Let me not count my yarn balls too quickly, though!

So I'm slowly picking up work again, and first priority is my little one's Tommie-blanket, a summer throw for his bedroom.  Just a few rows at a time, so as not to overwork the fragile right arm ;-)

One row, and another...

Immediately I was asked about my random colours, and as usual, it is not random.  This Gemini mos wants randomised order (see the Project Bohemia summer throw).

First off, I'm using all my summery yarn stash: Vinnis Nikkim/Bambi/Serina, I Love yarn - Imagine, Sublime Egyptian Cotton, Rico Baby Cotton, Unlabeled Yarn That I Can't Identify etc...

The base colour is Vinnis Bambi "Blue-Gray", which you'll see in every third row.  Now...

I started with Base.


Warm - Neutral - Cool
Cool - Navy - Warm
Warm - Neutral - Cool
Cool - Navy - Warm infinitum until The End.

(I might have switched some around resulting in Warm - Navy - Cool, but it's not the end of the world)

But...Red is obvious, so it must be balanced and every 8th row is thus Red.

Navy is also semi-obvious and therefor every 8th row...balancing with the Neutral, you see :-)

And although Yellow is not strictly every 8th, it is more or less.

I'm not losing my mind, I'm keeping it together and furiously counting rows and colours!  And the randomness will be balanced and keep my colour-OCDness happy. 

Off I go, I hear a cocktail being mixed in the kitchen ;-)


Sigrid Swinnen said...

I hope your arm will recover fully so that you can enjoy your crochet without worrying! I love your colours and I recognise the need of some rule instead of just going with the flow. I can't work 'at random' either.
Your little one will get a spectacular summer throw, that I can tell already :-)
Have a nice Sunday,

cristina said...

Now I'm also working in acrochet striped blanket! a row! and another! your blanket will be beautiful! sure! Have a nice day! kisses from Catalonia!

Hazels Crochet said...

Hi! Your crochet stripes are looking lovely!! I hope your arm gets better soon, take it easy...couldn't imagine not having any hooky time!!

Jodiebodie said...

I'm glad your arm is recovering enough to use a hook again. Be careful!
How do you go with online activities? I find that mouse-clicking creates more discomfort than crochet ever did.
Take it easy, Stel!