Okay so I recently picked up my crochet hook again and started playing around with stuff, and this time it finally stuck. It's like something clicked in my head and I really began to understand how it all goes together, and how the different stitches work etc. So I decided to crochet something "big", but relatively simple. Inspired by the pattern I had seen for a different afghan, I decided I was going to make it black and white, with bright red somewhere in there. I had it all planned out in my head...and then I started crocheting and it just, sort of, took on a life of its own. So I've attached a picture of it for you to see.
So, I was wondering, do you think I should do the entire thing in black and white, and then just have the red edging? Do you think I should carry on like that for a while and do a repeat, so there are big panels down it, starting with red? Maybe if I did that the red would be too much, so instead, what if I do just a row of double crochet in red, and then start the repeat? Or perhaps I should just make the whole thing completely random, and just throw in little stripes of red now and then? I KNOW I need to keep the red fairly sparse or else it'll lose its effect. Please tell me what you think, I'm interested to know. Even if you think it's hideous.
Also, I've attached some of the other pieces that I've done, or are currently on my needles.
The jumper is just waiting to have it's collar knitted up. It was done using Rowan Drift, and it was an absolute dream to knit up. I used 8mm needles, and I was knitting it in conjunction with a girls dress I'm doing for my niece, which was on 3mm needles. It never ceases to amaze me how much quicker it is to do a chunky knit.
The laptop cover is finally finished! woo! Unfortunately the picture I took of the front is too large to attach, so I've attached the picture of the back. There are some flaws in the cabling, twice I was 2 rows out when I did the outside panel, and it's extremely obvious. But I'm pleased with it nonetheless; there are a few changes I'll make to the pattern if I do it again, but I think it'd make for a wonderful gift.
And finally, my Scrap Yarn Scarf. Actually, not really "scrap yarn"; I had knitted half a scarf in the black (it's actually a dark grey), and then couldn't find the yarn again after that. So I pulled it apart and used some white yarn I had left over. It turned out pretty good I think, extremely chunky (necessary for these cold Scottish winters which are always just around the corner).
Unfortunately those are all the pictures I have just now. I'll take pictures of the other stuff soon. Thanks for reading!