It will be my first attempt at a rainbow blanket. I started sorting the colours into shades - you can see the blue toned beginnings of the blanket in the basket. I have high hopes of the colours merging together smoothly. Fingers crossed!
When I visited my Oma last Easter she gave me ALL of her wool collection... little new balls, teeny hand wound balls, massive hand wound balls, new 100% wool balls, thick 20 ply (! i know) wool, alpacca wool balls... it goes on and on... and yes... my smile gets bigger and bigger each time I look at them ;)
The dilemma = What to make? I really want to use them and not have them just sit in a dark cupboard for the next 5 years. Initially I thought I would attempt to get rid of all those pesky small handwound balls, but the colours weren't quite bright enough together. So.. I'm using some of my own wool and Oma's and have started making something like this vintage vertica blanket over here at Bella Dia, discovered via Lucy at attic24.
ps: Is it possible that looking at our coffee table smothered with coloured wool over the last 2 days has made me a happier person? I think it is! :)