How low can you go? A low-volume prairie chic experiment
Sorting through my stash the other day, I gathered all the neutral yarns together and thought they made a pretty pile. It got me to thinking about creating something low-volume-ish in crochet. Of course there are limitations with regards to yarn. First I was playing around with what I had on hand in my cupboard. I wasn't going to run out just yet and buy up more yarn (although the thought crossed my mind, and I was momentarily giddy with the idea.) Second, yarn was just a flat color or variegated, no dots or plaids, stripes or paisleys to add interest. Third and most important, I wanted to add subtle hints of color without creating something resembling a baby blanket of pastels.
This is the quilt I'm working on at the moment. Not really following a pattern here, in fact after I made a few of these blocks, the finished size came out just under 9 1/2 inches. I don't know how that happened, but at least they're all consistent and that's what matters in the end when you start sewing them all together. The block is a lazy version mix between a churn dash and a prairie queen block. I'm trying to keep the colors muted and blended, as opposed to the usual contrasting found in quilting. This is taking me longer than normal because I'm spending a long time sorting and playing with fabric. And I must say it's very enjoyable.
Any who, back to the yarn.
Not sure if I'm going to keep going and make a full crocheted blanket, but at this point I have at least one half of a cushion cover.
Hmmmmm. Not quite as low as I wanted to go, but as Arthur told Babe at the end of the day...