I'm getting caught up y'all! It's feeling better and better all the time around here. Boxes going out... dining room getting roomier.
Five months. I've been doing this afghan project for FIVE MONTHS. I couldn't believe it when I was updating the original post and saw it was dated May 8, 2007. And realized it's been five months. And it seems like it's not even close to being over. But I think we're more than half way for sure. :)
Not much to report except that I've updated the "Where are the squares now?" list and a few more available packets have been listed. Packet #54 is Autumn colors and wow. Y'all, I wish every person could see the packets. The Autumn colored packets were popular at the seaming party but honestly, as I have been sorting the past few days.... they're all awesome.
So the title of this post is about FAMILIES. Color families to be exact. I have sorted squares into color families. Every time I count 56 squares for a "Neutral" color packet I think WOW. Not even the "Neutral" packets are boring. They're gorgeous!
Blues and Greens: colors are obvious - blue and green. But it's amazing how many variations there are. And overall the tones blend to feel more like aqua and teal and turquoise. Jewel toned water colors. I love this one.
Reds: Oh man. The reds are amazing. And varied. Bright, subtle, marroon, brick, rust, striped, patriotic, sparkly, tweedy. Everything you can imagine in the "Red" family. I love the Reds.
Darks: Nice. Masculine. Rich. Navy, black, dark mahogany, dark variegated colors, a few light stripes here and there. Classy. I love the Darks.
Pinks and Purples: The name is a little deceptive because there's nothing very "pink" about this one. The colors are more like rose, raspberry, fuschia, grape, lilac, orchid, and all kinds of variegated and striped squares add lots of visual interest to this category. The tones blend to feel more like amethyst and rose jewel tones. Love love this category.
Light: Sweet. Pale. Clean. Pastel. Baby colors. White, cream, pale pink and blue, mint, and light colored variegated and tweedy colors have a very cuddly overall look to the mix. I've got too many girls in the house not to like this color family.
Neutral: My first thought is "boring" until you start seeing the great variety in these squares. Tan, pewter, oatmeal, sage, brown - variegated yarn and stripes add rose and other colors. The interesting mix in this color family makes me think of granite or marble countertops! A very classy subdued range of colors.
Autumn: When we first started sorting the 8" squares for the seaming party we didn't know what to do with some colors. They were too bright for the "light". Too loud for the "neutral". Orange? Where do you classify Orange.... and I mean like Deer Hunting Cap Orange... Hazard Orange... Road Construction Orange. BLIND YOU if you stare at it for too long Orange!! heheh How did people knit and crochet with this yarn without sunglasses? There are a few yellow squares that bright too. You will be amazed at how GORGEOUS it goes with rust. Gold. Olive. Mustard. Peach. GreenRedWhiteBlueYellow variegated. "Camoflage" variegated. "Autumn" was one of the favorite color families at the afghan seaming party and wow - I'm still overwhelmed by the awesome colors and blends as I continue sorting. Maybe it's the season? Maybe they're just colors I love (when they're put all together!)? All I know is that this makes for a gorgeous afghan. :)
Packet #54 is an Autumn colored packet and it has a special square. This is what it looks like. Who will request it? Hmmmm.....
Time to go - I'm teaching a class at Michaels tonight. Only a few more weeks of working at Michaels. My time is feeling more "my own" and I've been enjoying a lot of knitting and dyeing lately. I've got some new yarn that I'll be listing soon but I haven't decided if it'll go in the "Bunny Tales" shop in my sidebar, etsy shop, or just listed on the blog. I'll start on the blog - we'll see where it goes from there.
Everybody take care and have a great rest of your week! Hope the weather is feeling nice and cool where ever you are! XOXOXOX