I chased this woman to take this picture because I knew I was seeing something important! There is something about the color combination and progression that I find unexpected and irresistible. I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time, I just knew I needed to have a way to remember it.
Thank goodness an opportunity to use this progression presented itself, or I might have exploded! As I started looking for patterns for a baby blanket for a good friend (the same one who got this sweet little pink set seen here recently), I was so excited to be able to put this discovered rainbow to use.
I found a lovely baby blanket pattern that would highlight the rainbow and I ordered yarn. I ordered my yarn based on softness, washability, and color selection. Right before starting the blanket I realized that the slippery, cotton/beech wood, very soft and smooth yarn I had selected was going to be at major odds with a pattern that demanded a color change every 4 rows. My heart sank as I thought about how many ends I would have to weave in, and how they would all work themselves loose because the fiber would have nothing to hold on to.
Thankfully, I realized I had recently seen a pattern for a stunning adult afghan that was graphic, modern looking, and most importantly, would highlight my color choices, (and was free!). Worked on smaller needles and smaller yarn, I figured I would have to end up with something baby sized. And it worked!
I had intended this blanket to be a light spring time blanket for this baby born in January, not knowing that the northeastern United States is apparently never going to thaw. So I guess it is an "inside blanket?"