Since last week, I’ve picked out my colour palette (such as it is — my wife was involved, and she loves a riot of colour) and ordered the yarn! So I thought I’d update on the chosen colour palette. Here’s an image with some colour swatches to give you a better idea:
In other words, looking at the table below, for each square I’m going to make the centres out of a colour chosen based on the genre of the book (table A) and then a round in a colour chosen based on the source of the book (table B). If the book covers two genres, I’ll do two rounds for the first genre and two rounds for the second genre.
Table A: Genres and Colours
|Colour||Turquoise||Storm Blue||Claret||Lobelia||Gold||Bright Pink||Grass Green|
Table B: Genre and Colour
|Source||Backlog 2011-2015||Backlog 2016-2018||Acquired this year||Library, ARC, borrowed, etc|
All the colours picked were Stylecraft Special DK; I also got a refer-a-friend link which will get you 15% off a first order from LoveKnitting, which will also give me 15% off my next order for anyone who signs up! Click here for 15% off yarn from LoveKnitting!
Finally, I also picked out the design: I’m going to keep it simple and go with an expanding geometric hexagon, with the pattern from CrochetSpot — circled in red on this photo from their pattern:
Okay, that’s all for this week! Hopefully next week I’ll have some progress on the actual blanket to show you.