Turning 50 this year, I wanted to do something out of the box, out of my ordinary, something larger than life.
So I crocheted a nearly 8’ diameter afghan – for myself!
Red Heart began a crochet along on Ravelry with the Tides of Change afghan at just the right time, so I played with colors (scroll down for how) and began making a very, very large rose blanket!
Here is one of her first baby pictures:
When she was nearing completion, I draped her over my dining room table for a photo shoot:
I chose the colors for my Rose in Bloom by creating a printed coloring page (with permission of the pattern designer, Frank O’Randle) and coloring it in with colored pencils.
I also played with digital color.
Here is my Inkscape concept board:
By the time my Rose in Bloom was complete, our living room would have to be cleared of furniture to capture the whole blanket without the fringes of real life showing.
Hence, the fringes of life, you know, showing:
And here she is …
planted by my garden window:
It’s Your Turn
- Do you craft for your home?
- For others?
- For yourself?