You know, the more I looked at my result of week 2 of the Scheepjes CAL 2014, the less happy I was with it. I honestly believe that doing the popcorn stitch and the background in the same color simply does not do justice to this beautiful design. I felt I had no other option than to redo 4 of the 6 granny’s; not that it’s a problem as I love doing this. I want my end result to be perfect!
So what I have done is I have made the popcorn stitch in each granny a different color from the rest of the granny. This way it ‘pops’ more.
I have made two videos on how to make this popcorn granny. All instruction videos for the CAL can be found on a dedicated video page.
I make my blanket using Scheepjes ROMA in autumn colors. This package is selected by YLA Lifestyle & Wol and contains beautiful red and brown shades. However, next to these red and brown shades the package also contains a lovely shade of green and a soft white. I was very much in dubio as to what to do with the green and white. Although I love them and I want to use them in my blanket, I do not want large blobs of green or white in my brown-red blanket. By using the green and white to make an accent with the popcorn stitch I believe I have found a good balance for using the colors. I expect that we will have more opportunities the coming weeks to play with accent colors and the green and white will find their place in my blanket.