Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photo-a-Day - June: Day 19: Imperfect

Photo-a-Day - June: Day 19: Imperfect
Crocheting for charity is important to me.  For Stitches from the Heart, now in its 15th year, we make baby items--hats, blankets, booties, etc.--in sizes from tiny, for bereavement, to full-term babies.  The items are then donated to over 1,400 hospitals and NICU centers across the country.

This blanket was supposed to be done completely in the variegated yarn.  After two skeins, it was clear I didn't have enough to finish it.  So, thought I, I'll do a center section in solid white.  Do you know how many shades of white there are?  In spite of having a 37 gallon bin full of white yarn, nothing matched.  Off to the yarn shops went I.  Nothing!

Next up to try was the pink or the lavender.  Again, nothing really matched.  Sadly, this "Pale Plum" was a close as I could find.  So, relying on the attitude of "I meant to do that", I am not only working the center in a solid color,but I changed the stitch pattern for this center section and will do the other end of this  approximately 40" x 40" blanket in the variegated to match the beginning.

Somehow, when it's done, it will find a baby for whom it will be perfect. 

2 comments:

  1. I have MANY projects that required this type of "rearranging." Regardless, it is beautiful and will be so appreciated!

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  2. Thank you, Carol. I really wanted to post the corner stone square and the "corrected" version of it but I was afraid someone we both know might see it.

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