It’s been raining for most of the past two days, putting paid to my ambitious plans for outdoor photography sessions with brilliant colors. They will come, but not now.
I do love rainy days, though. I assume everybody who works with wool gets a bit of a grin when it’s rainy and cold. My on-and-off project is an afghan in a kind of steely grey Ella Rae Classic, definitely a rainy-and-cold sort of thing.
The only rules for this afghan?
- Only textural patterns and cables, no lace.
- I have to make up the pattern for each motif as I go along.
- Each of the afghan “pieces” is bordered in stockinette.
- Each of the afghan pieces is proportioned according to the Golden Ratio, 10″ by 16.”
I’ll be done when I have 20 or 25 squares, it depends on what I decide. So far, I have seven (only six pictured), and am in the midst of the eighth.
My favorite is this honeycomb pattern, because it surprised me by being reversible! (No picture of the reverse side– you’ll have to take my word for it.)
I also love the sort of drunken monkey-leg spaghetti effect of this cabled piece. I expect the noodly-ness will go away when it’s been blocked, but for now it makes me laugh. Cables always seem so official and ritualistic to me. Seeing them all rubbery-legged makes me smile.