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As I am now happily plodding along with The Girl's blanket I thought it was about time I started to plan a blanket for The boy. Yes, I know I have an absolute ton of blankets already started but none of them are boy colour, hence not suitable for The Boy. He keeps going on and on about the fact he needs a blanket too and how unfair that The Girl gets lots of blankets and he gets none. To be honest, he is right in what he say but that is only because I never seem to find a suitable colour palette for a near teenage boy.
Way back earlier this year I blogged about a lovely colour scheme I had seen here. Pigtails gives a beautiful explanation of her colour choices here. Well I have been reading this blog for such a long time and I was really happy when I saw the finished project Pigtails had made with this yarn. Isn't it gorgeous. The colour palette is so different from what I usually choose and so right for The Boy.
My first job was to stare and stare at this lovely colour palette:
After staring and staring and then some staring more I went away and thought about it for a few days. Then I came back and stared some more! After about a week I decided that I would make the same pattern as The Girl's blanket. This would require 6 colours yet my inspiration contained 9. I have been loving using the Drop Paris Cotton for the Girl's blanket and would love to use it again. This blanket has come together so quickly as it is made using a 5mm hook and each treble stitch is slightly over an inch long.
I jumped over to The Wool Warehouse website where I had purchased The Girl's yarn from and went about picking my 6 soft and subtle colours. These are the 6 colours I settled with:
Top Left Top Right
Middle Bottom Left
Bottom Middle Bottom Right
Here are my choices of Drop Paris yarn:
Off White (17) Light Turquoise (02)
Opal Green (11) Petrol (48)
Light Grey (23) Light Ice Blue (29)
It's been fun using someone colour palette as inspiration instead of straight copying. Its was I did with The Girl's blanket too. Think it is about time I made some simple decisions for myself and I'm going to take confidence in that I have chosen yarn twice now, all by myself.
Do you choose your own colours or do you have favourite crafters you you take huge influence from?
All I have to do now is save the pennies up to purchase the yarn, then away I crochet.