I've decided that I am going to try something new for me. Plaid!Years ago (before I had internet), I went to the library and found a book with interesting crochet techniques. I ran off a few copies and tucked them away. Well, I recently found them. As I looked through the 7 or 8 pages, I always skipped over the instructions for the plaid and put them aside.
Well, last night, I was looking through my folder of patterns for inspiration for this blanket. My original plan was to do a zig-zag, but I wasn't 100% excited about it. I wanted something different. Nothing jumped out at me.... then I saw the plaid. I dismissed it at first, then I took a better look at the pages. They were copied in black and white, so maybe that's why it wasn't too exciting at first. After reading the technique and using my imagination with the colors that should be in the pictures, I knew that was the blanket I want to make.
... Now let's hope I don't screw it up!
My plan is to use the Dark Orchid and the Claret as the main colors, then the Light Sage and the Coffee as accent colors.
I am starting it tonight... wish me luck!