Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WIP Wednesday #27

You may have seen that I started a new project over the jubilee weekend. I've done quite well with it but it's been a stop start process.

I had chosen these lovely 8 yarns.......

And just after this photo was taken:

I added a row of the red on the far left hand of the first picture.

However, when crocheted up it just didnt look right. that red yarn was just too orange. The others are all more pink.
So I ripped it out . And the 2 rows I'd done after it. But never mind It will be better in the long run.

And this is how it looks now:

And these are the colours I'm left with:

I'm now a bit worried about the coral-y colour on the top row but it looks ok in the flesh. Its the 6th colour up in the picture of the blanket above. I think it looks ok.

So I'll see how it goes. I'm glad the red didnt make the cut and that I had the guts to pull it all out, otherwise I'd have carried on and regretted it later.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on the yellow/pink debate. I think I'll carry on with this for now anyway. Mainly because I spent AGES yesterday clearing out the spare room and have realised that thepicture below is becoming a bit of a reality and that I therefore need to use up all this pink before I even consider buying any more yarn.

Anyway, it's Wednesday so I'll be linking up with Tami, Kristine and Ginny but that also means the end of the Bank Holiday jubilee fun so I need to get on with some work. Hubby is back at work so I'm all alone with only my yarn to distract me. I have reports to write and essays to create from somewhere.
:( I will be popping in on some WIPs to distract myself later. Have a good week. xxx


  1. I think the coral color looks ok. I'm on a yarn diet too. I'm trying to use up what I have before I buy more, but it seems like I'll never get to the end. lol Thanks for sharing on my WIP Wednesday.

  2. I'm in love with your ripples, simply in love!

  3. Great choice of colours, going to make a lovely blanket.

  4. So glad you were able to go with your heart and rip it out. If you are pleased with it, I think it was the best choice.

  5. I think your colour choices are lovely and it's going to look fab when it's finished!
    Victoria xx

  6. I love all the colors together, keep going. I'm one that thinks you can almost mix anything...bright, cheery..that's for me. Love the cartoon about hiding the yarn. lol

  7. Excellent ripping, woman! I think you were right about the orange-y tone, and I think you're right about the coral, too. Good luck getting back to work and remember to reward yourself with a row or two now and then. It's the right thing to do. :)

  8. Lovely. I have always wanted a ripple blanket, but I just don't have the patience right now...
    Your colors are beautiful together, and now you have that red ball for something else!
    P.S. That bag the yarn is in is toooo cute ♥

  9. Those are all my favorite colors, and I think it is beautiful. Nice job!
    I am a new follower, over from Ambassador Crochet. Please follow back, if you would like to.

  10. Hurray for ripples! Lovely in pinks, and sometimes an unexpected not entirely matching colour is just what's needed!

  11. LOve the colours!! and nice work on ripping it back, I always regret it when I don't. Or wait a week and waste all that work and time and then do it...



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