Sunday, 2 October 2016

Sweet Pea MysteryCal

Gosh don’t the weeks fly!

I didn’t get a lot done this week crafting wise, it is the school holidays here and I have been keeping an eye on some little ones for a friend in need.  I get home about 4.30 and all I can do is just sit! However in the quiet moments I have been able to sort out my Sweet Pea Afghan.

I am up to date on the motif 2, phew, that was this week’s clue.  They are about 40 cm (15.5 inches) across.  They actually look better in real life, I can’t get the camera to get the red tones right.

Motif 1 (the one in the centre was giving me problems.)  Originally I did the vine bit in silver, but it was dulling the whole thing as it got bigger, so this week I frogged it and tried it in white.  It now was like as if someone had heavy handedly piped frosting on it, it was over the top frothy!  I had more or less decided to use a new colour, parchment. Colourwise it is between the silver and white.  It hit me, while I was doing this week’s clue that i was doing a rotation of solids, silver white and lavender, why not a rotation on the vines!  Yay, it worked.

By the way, this photo is a better representation of the colours.
Now I have to catch up on these motifs, one completed 6 more to go (each only have 3 rounds to do as I am doing them in conveyor belt manner.

 Moral of this story is that when you decide to go down a completely different track in a mystery CAL, you will have to do a lot of frogging if you are a colour freak like me!  In future I think I will wait a few weeks to see where it is going before I decide on colour unless I am using the colours suggested.  Actually I don’t think I have ever followed colour suggestions!

By the way I want to thank everyone for their advice last week on the knitting, I have started over (the wool shop did have more of the colour ways).  The suggested weaving in every 3 -5 stitches works and it is growing a lot faster!  Well it would if I had more time and hands, LOL.

Well that’s all I got time for this week, I hope to get out into the garden next week, with all the rain we have had my garden is looking like a jungle!

The tulips are wonderful this spring.