If at first you don’t succeed, before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong. -Leo Rosten
OK, I’ve decided. I’m starting over.
Before I do, I wanted to just go over what went wrong with the first attempt at this blanket. The pattern is easy, the execution is simple and fun.
But for someone who admits to being unable to blend colors together, I think I took too big of a leap with 10 different colors to work with. Even when I picked them out, I thought -”Huh. Well, the orange and the lime kind of stick out funny in my eyes. The yellow, too. So I guess I’ll just use them as accent colors, maybe? That should work, right?”
And it could have. In fact, someone else made an entire blanket using these exact same colors, with a beautiful outcome – here’s the link to the Flickr photo. Isn’t that gorgeous?
What really did me in was having the 10 colors, and no definite pattern to follow. Having to make up the color combinations on my own was my true downfall. I’m sure through trial and error mine might have turned out half as pretty as that blanket on Flickr. But I got so concerned with the color choosing, I ended up sabatoging myself. Instead of choosing colors that I thought looked pretty together, I thought I’d try to be… artistic, I guess. Bold.
I should have known better. For me, that way leads to ruin. And an ugly blanket.
That concludes the “what went wrong” portion of this post. Let’s look ahead at the new blanket I’m planning.
I made a new excel spreadsheet. Here’s a portion of it:
Oh my gosh, I like this SO much better. Fewer colors, but I love the combinations they’re making. It’s subtle, and there’s nothing wrong with subtle.
I started it last night, and I think it’s going to be a keeper. At least, I hope so.
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