What is this, you say? I'll tell you what it is. It is the result from not following instructions. You see, I'm one of those people who don't take the time to make the sample swatch. I have to jump right in and get busy on the project. A few days ago, I read where Attic 24 is having a Hook-A-Long (HAL). Instructions were posted and I wanted to join in NOW. So, I started crocheting and I got this ruffley thing, that I ended up unruffeling! I knew I was doing something wrong, but what? I'm new at the crochet thing.
So my friend, Teresa, who is good with colors, came over and we went through my yarn stash. I do not want to buy any more yarn until I use up my pile, or at least make a dent in it. And these are the colors we came up with and I started hooking! Hooking, hooking, hooking. Happily hooking away......until.......my shug says, (and use your man voice here. You know the one... it sounds deep, and the vowels are stretched out. Kind of dorky sounding. You probably didn't even know you had it, but you do.) "uuuhhhh, those colors look kind of hillbilly." Me: "Nobody talks that way anymore. Stop being politically incorrect, or discriminatory...or whatever...." (man voice) "Weeelllll, they're kind of Alabama Flash." Now, and please excuse my french, but what the hell is Alabama Flash? Is that bad? Because it totally made me doubt my blankey colors. Then I just kind of kept hooking, slowly hooking a long. You see, I wanted some bright colors, like Attic 24, but I didn't want to go buy them. Not when I have this stash. So I got back into my stash. And I'm thinking....should I have saved those bright yarns for a granny square HAL?
Instead of using these....which I have to admit, I haven't been working on them in awhile. Would the Alabama Flash colors look better in grannies?
And would this blankey look better in my sand and sea colors?
AND....If I do Sand and Sea, should I add coral?