Monday, March 14, 2011 I've known for a long time that I just can get enough of color. I also know that I have a very hard time paring down or limiting colors. especially when it comes to crocheting a project or starting from scratch to design one!
For 46 weeks now, I have been participating in a freeform crochet Crochet-Along: Freeform Fun & Fivolity. It is a special project on my designer Fan Page at Ravelry.
You can see photos of all of our creations here:www.ravelry.com/groups/cro-kween designs
I chose to do each of the weekly instructions in some shade of red. It is a study in red and dedicated to my mother and her favorite color.
A year sounded like a long time for this project, but now it is hard to believe that it will be over in just 5 more weeks. We have a group of about 54 enthusiastic free-formers and very creative crocheters. It is amazing to see what they come up with each week with their own interpretations of the instructions. Most instructions have been provided by the fantastic twisted1 and lupa (Ravelry names) and now and then they enlist the help of Designers for a Day (DFAD). They deserve a break now and then, and fresh energy comes through from the designers who don't have to come up with clever instructions that often.
We have an on-going chat thread also and track our progress with photos and conversation, supporting each other and sharing knowlege. We have all commented that we have learned so much from the wonderful crochet techniques provided each week.
Here is what I did this week from colorfool's (how appropriate!) instructions:
This is my progress so far on the entire piece.
As far as color goes, I am over-stimulated here in Mexico. It is a colorful place. The Mexicans use color in the most fascinating and unexpected ways, and each day is a new color adventure for me as I walk around the village. Then there are my fingernails which ended up a neon-orange after my manicure today! Here are some photos whose color palates excited me...and these are just from today!