|I'm working on my entry!|
You are possibly wondering why I've got yet another competition update so soon after the previous one. Well, I wasn't happy with my 2nd attempt. I know I've used cream yarn before to create what I call spacer rows, rows that separate other colours, so that's what I used in my entry. The problem was it didn't look quite right. When something becomes a niggle I'm not satisfied until I resolve the issue.
For a while I simple kept on adding new rows, but it got to the point where I wasn't keen on the blanket. I decided the cream was too yellow, other creams have been subtle, so I've stopped work and started what I hope is my 3rd & final piece for the competition. I've taken a picture so you can see the abandonned project, and my current one which won't have any spacer rows.
|Current piece is on the right. The cream doesn't look as yellow here as it does in natural light in the first piece.|
I will make the discarded attempt a little bigger and give it to my cat to use on her bed. It's not something I feel I can sell, as I believe in only selling items I'm happy with. If I'm not happy with it, I certainly don't expect other people to be happy, and I want to make my customers happy!
Although the competition piece by nature is taking most of my attention, I am working on dishcloths so that you'll have new items to buy on my Etsy store - they are quick & easy to make, highly satisfying in feeling I've achieved something when my competition blanket takes time to be completed. I'm leaning more towards keeping it for myself - don't worry, I fully expect to create another (with spacer rows in white) which will go up for sale. I plan on making colourful blankets with spacer rows a staple item for you here on Nayu's Crochet Dreams!