Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Inspiration: Tipsy Blanket
First, I'm thinking that this poor blanket hasn't gotten enough attention. It's not or Ravelry, it's not in a magazine, BUT it was one of the Bonus patterns for Crochet! Magazine subscribers, including all CGOA members. To get the pattern, as a CGOA member, go to the Crochet! Magazine website, Here. On the left info bar it says, "CGOA log-in" or "subscriber log-in" put in your CGOA membership number or your subscriber number and it will take you to the special bonus features. On the right, a little down my Tipsy Blanket is under "Web Bonuses". Also under that tab is my Yo-yo purse (also not on Ravelry, guess I should get on that?). They are both under "September 2011".
Ok, back to 'What was I thinking?'
Jiggling Circles Lap Throw, for example, or the Off-Center Motif in the book, Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook, or the Asymmetrical Waves Throw .
The rigid border makes it look like you are watching falling leaves from the interior of your home through a window. (See, all that structure... I'm not ready to go completely off the freeform deep end... just a little... in a controlled way....) Like my architect husband, who can draw whatever he wants, he still has to make the building STAND. With crochet, I can push it, but is still has to be able to be written. I guess we aren't that different.