Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wool-Eater Wednesday

Sarah London is hosting a Wool Eater Crochet-Along, and today's the day to post our progress.  According to the number I read on the Flicker website, as of today, there are 458 members...  My gosh, just imagine all those afghans!! 


I started a little later than most of the other participants, I think; but I'm almost caught up now, being only one round behind the basic crochet-along schedule that is set up.  Each round, in this case, actually means two rounds of crocheted stitches, where 2 rounds are typically done in one color, then the next round is done in two rounds of another color...  Got that?  If you look closely at the rounds and color patterns in the photo, you probably get the gist!


If you remember from a previous post, I mentioned how I was treating this almost like a diary/journaled, mood-of-the-day type of project; one in which I would just crochet a color, and another color, and the next, so on and so forth, according to my mood, or some specific event/occasion going on at the time.  Well, I'll try to briefly explain my color scheme so far:
  1. Rounds One and Two:  I'd read it was a color of balance, order, and safety from fears and anxieties, while it also symbolizes growth, so it seemed to me that green was a fitting color to begin with!
  2. Rounds Three and Four:  Soon after I had just started this afghan, I heard that Etta James had passed away.  My own personal favorite song by her is "Misty Blue", so for the next two rounds, I went with blues; one dark blue, and one a misty shade of blue.  
  3. Round Five:  Next, Dear Daughter and I were off to a big Bridal Show event, and I had never been to one before!  It was quite an event, and so my next color was a white, in honor of my daughter and all the brides to be that day!
  4. Rounds Six and Seven:  Next came Chinese New Year, and having read a little bit about that, I found that red and gold were traditional colors when celebrating this event;  hence the next two rounds of color.
  5.  Rounds Eight and Nine:  Soon thereafter, I remember a big jewelry event on one of the shopping channels, on t.v...  There were many items made with turquoise, and oh, how I'd love to have a pretty turquoise ring someday!  The necklaces and bracelets were all so pretty too!...  so where the afghan was concerned, I was in the mood for turquoise!
  6. Round Ten:  The next round of white comes from a blanket of snow I woke up to one morning.  It was pretty, but it didn't last long.... which actually made it all the prettier to me!...  Hence the next round of white!
  7. Rounds Eleven and Twelve:  As I was crocheting this round of snowy white, I really had no color set in mind to do next. This is, after all, a fly by the seat of my pants project!...  All I know, though, is I was so comfortable and cozy, working on this new afghan, while nearby was my little pot of tea and the empty teabag wrappers that sat nearby....  To be specific, the wrappers were purple...  and there you have it!  As of this morning, my afghan measures about 25" x 34".  
Oh yeah...  this morning...  It was NOT a good one.  It was pretty stressful for reasons I'm gonna try to forget.  But I'm gonna let my sarcastic nature take over, and make light of all this, and I'll just refer to it as "peachy keen".  Yes, that's right!  How was my morning?...   "My morning was just peachy!!!"...

So the next color I'll be working on tonight, with my feet up, and a big ol' smile on my face, will be peach!

Well, I'm off to make dinner now!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


22 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Well I did enjoy Wooly Bully and the dancing. sandie

paula said...

I so wanted to do this, but I got frustrated on the 4th round, I believe . . so, I went back and started on a Babette . . and I only have 3 sides to complete and it will be done . . but I want to add another 2 or three feet to each side to make it larger.

Ruby's said...

Nice ideas ... how creative one can get with what one has around them ... I love this afghan .. may be one day I will be knitting something like this.
Warmest regards,
Ruby

craftattack said...

Great! This is one sort of eating that is not full of calories! Hugs, Valerie

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, this is just the best post ever, Tina! Not only do I LOVE your afghan, but I truly adore the story behind it! and that's exactly what it is, a story of your life and times. Brilliant, beautiful, and poetic!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this post...and loving your afghan!!! GORGEOUS colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a cute idea Tina. Love all the colors and the meaning behind it. This gives me an idea. I bought an art journal about a year ago and can't seem to make it to the third entry....in one year!!! lol. But I think, if I take your color idea, it might make it easier for me to get inside my journal.
I hope you share your "peachy" story with us.

Char said...

Tina, what a great idea and I am lovin the colors you used. I don't crochet or knit anymore, but I can appreciate all your talent.
Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing from you and we haven't visited in a long time. Have a great weekend,
Char

Pammy Sue said...

I'm loving your wooleater! That is a great pattern. I've made several squares with it and even started an afghan a loooong time ago that I finally gave up on and frogged. I know that won't be the case with yours. You are much more patient than I am at these kinds of things! Good luck with it.

Sorry you had a shitty morning! Hugs.

Close to Home said...

wow enjoy your progress. both my grandmothers could crochet think they taught me how to make a square but never pursued it. Really I was 10!

Leann said...

Looks fab and fun! Hope that your days are always better than just peachy!

Enjoy your weekend Tina!

Leann

Tracy said...

Your afghan is turning out lovely.
This is such a fun challenge.
I also love the pattern you are using.
So fun how you are picking the colours :) Not sure if I could be that freeing.
My day was pretty peachy keen as well ;)

DaCraftyLady said...

loved Wolly Bully...your afghan is beautiful,I love to make afghans even if them seem to take forever the finished product is such a masterpiece with a good story. :) Great work Tina...
Debb

Chan said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors you used. Very, very nice

Mary said...

Ooo, Tina, that is so purdy!!! I am inspired -- as I always am when I read your blog. I'm gonna go check out Sarah's instrux. I love all the colors you used and how you let your mood/experiences guide your color choices. It is a diary/journal in fiber form! You clever girl ;)

June said...

That is one beautiful afghan!

Sandy said...

Very pretty, lovely colors bright and cheery. I tried a cal once and just couldn't get into it; sounds like that's a huge group. Keep up the good work.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Hi Tina,
I'm not sure if my other message went through a minute ago but here it is again in case it didn't, I'm having trouble with Google:

I came by to tell you that I finally finished my mini albums. I was so inspired by yours a while back. When you get a chance, I'd love it if you can come by and tell me what you think.

hugs,
your friend, Maria

Debbie said...

Love your blog and the crocheting is amazing!!

DaCraftyLady said...

love the afghan and the color explanations..I look forward to seeing your "peach" project. :) Are your feet up?? Check out my blog I gave you an award!♥

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,


Thanks so much for visiting me!
Love the music playing here...
Happy Valentine's Day!


Gabriela

Shana said...

That is beautiful! I love the way you are doing the colors too. So creative and really free. Is it a hard pattern? I may would try it.