It started out as a bag of yellow and white yarn. And a request from my Mom for a baby blanket for my twinner’s expected baby girlie. Twinner and his wife have waited almost a decade for another little one to join their family. I knew the nursery was decorated in colorful butterfly fabric – a lot like this one:
So, I thought it would be fun to add a few colors into the blanket. I wound up with a colorful pile of squares.
Notice that bright red at the bottom? Yeah, well… sigh. I sketched the design out 6 or 7 times. And in my sketches the red looked sooo cute. Not so much in real life. And of course, the clash wasn’t obvious until the squares had been sewn in and several rounds of border added. But everytime I set the blanket down, all I noticed were those red squares! So, out it came. It was a chore and a half picking out those 2 red squares and making them into orange ones, haha. But it was very much the right decision. The colors in the finished blanket are much more in harmony and there is a nice symmetry in the pattern.
I think every project (yarn or otherwise) has something to teach us. In this one, I learned that sketching out a design is helpful in planning but is a bit like predicting the weather. There are so many variables involved in a creative effort and the end result can surprise you, lol.
By the way, I found a great use for the red yarn and butterflies that were taken off of the blanket 😉
Cuteness, right? The color wasn’t right in the blanket but it made for some pretty headbands.
There’s been a whole lot more yarnin’ goin’ on around here. Stay tuned for some more pretty projects 🙂
Have a great day!
PS. If you read this, Twinner and SIL, your sweet little girlie is gorgeous! So worth the decade waiting 😉 Congrats to you and your sweet little family ❤ Hugs!