Colors of the rainbow
Along with reading at least one book a month, I’ve also carried over trying to finish one craft project a month from last year’s goals. A friend I’ve had since middle school (that’s almost 20 years!) just had her first baby and I wanted to crochet them a blanket. I’ve only ever completed a few blankets and most of those were with a ripple pattern. This time I wanted to try something new.
I taught myself to crochet on the Internet, so it’s where I find almost all the patterns I use. I tend to find a lot of patterns through Lion Brand Yarn’s site. While scrolling through their free crochet patterns for baby blankets I came across this one. I loved the big stripes and the nice detail that the eyelets produced. And it looked like it would go pretty fast.
Around this time we also got the kids the They Might Be Giant’s Here Comes Science cd/dvd. They have one song about the colors of the rainbow using the acronym ROYGBIV. In their song Roy G. Biv is an elf at the end of the rainbow. The video is awesome and it’s quickly become one of our favorite songs.
Harper went to the craft store with me to pick out yarn colors for the baby blanket and we decided that it should become a Roy G. Biv blanket. I try to only buy yarn now with no acrylic. Fortunately one brand was 100% wool, affordable and carried all the colors of the rainbow. One ball makes up each color stripe. This particular yarn was a little bit short so I changed the pattern slightly- instead of nine rows per color I did seven. It crocheted up really fast and the zigzag pattern that connected each panel made me rethink my avoidance of stitching together panels or squares.