The lady I used to walk with left this at my place while I was out. I’m not sure of she means for me to finish the blanket she started, (and give back to her,) or whether I can use this for my own projects, but it is still exciting to have.
I am loving that variegated yarn in the square. Unfortunately, there isn’t any more of it. :(
There are quite a few 3/4 done African flowers, but just looking at the ones she has done, I’m not sure that my tension will match hers. I’d *like* to finish what she started, coz it seems a waste. But while checking out the stats for this blog, I saw that someone has looked at the Italian 3D flower blanket. This got me thinking about whether I could use the ready made African flowers and turn those into 3D ones and make a blanket from them that way. I checked out the 3D flower pattern I’d linked in that post and I’ve fallen in lust with the colors in one of the pictures. The colors in the picture are much the same as what I have here.
I was struck by the green background in the first instance, but then I looked further and saw that not all the backgrounds were green. Mine could be of course.
The colors, left to right, top to bottom seem to be:
1) BG – light pink. Flower – light pink centre, dark red petals
2) BG – green. Flower – mid blue centre, light blue petals
3) BG – mid blue. Flower – dark pink centre, light pink petals
4) BG – lime green. Flower – mid blue centre, amber(?) petals
5) BG – dark pink. Flower – light pink centre, white/cream petals
6) BG – lime green. Flower – white centre, amber (?) petals
7) BG – light pink. Flower – dark pink centre, white petals
8) BG – lime green. Flower – pale yellow centre, sun yellow petals
9) BG – dark pink. Flower – light purple centre, lavender petals
10) BG – lime green. Flower – dark pink centre, dark red petals
11) BG – lime green. Flower – dark pink centre, light pink petals
12) BG – mint green. Flower – mid purple centre, lavender petals
13) BG – lime green. Flower – dark red centre, funny pinkish (salmon?)petals
14) BG – light pink. Flower – light blue centre, mid blue petals
15) BG – lime green. Flower – pale lime green centre, sun yellow petals
16) BG – lime green. Flower – unknown centre, white petals
17) BG – lime green. Flower – light yellow centre, sun yellow petals
18) BG – light lime green. Flower – dark pink centre, white petals
19) BG – light blue. Flower – light pink petals, dark pink petals
20) BG – light pink. Flower – lavender centre, mid purple petals.
Oh, look what I found! Magic Rainbow baby blanket.
Here are some more color choices for the above flowers. I seem to recall finding a granny square color generator once upon a time. Since my color choices don’t inspire me, I look at other peoples and see what I like. My brain doesn’t find them all by itself. I may have a play around with the generator, and the above colors to see what else it will ‘make.’
First iteration – Granny Squares Color Pattern Generator.
Second iteration – Granny Squares Color Pattern Generator 2 (forgot to add the yellows). The yellow is nice and cheerful. Of course, being able to choose the ‘right’ colors on a web page is a bit tricky, so the colors in person would be a bit more muted. I might try it…or work on the Cape Portland blanket. What I would have liked on the generator is an option to have the background color static. Or ..one round. So a check box to say “Make Round 1/2/3/4/5 static: choose color.”
Anyway. Time to get on with the day.