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Oct 2, 2016

WIP | Lucben Tidepool

The Lucben Rose afghan was so enjoyable to make, I broke my own rule and started another before the first was completely finished.

I'm glad I did. Fast, satisfying and soothing to work, this project is precisely what I need at the moment. 
Tidepool seems like a suitable name, since the current plan (always subject to change) is to have five shades of green and teal drifting on the diagonal across the surface.

If you're a slow knitter like me, you know just how rewarding it is to quickly see visible progress. In one week, Tidepool went from this:




To this:




To this:



Afghan | Lucben Tidepool
Yarn: Cotton Fleece (Brown Sheep)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Yardage: 550 yards (approx)
Size: XS (car seat/stroller)

As always, I'm working strips rather than individual blocks. The regular color changes are motivating, and this version is scaled to serve as a car seat or stroller blanket, so it's growing at a gratifying pace. 

It's coming together so rapidly (comparatively speaking), I'm already toying with other possible color combos. Graduated greys? Shades of sand? A bevy of blues? I'm open to suggestions. 

Playing with color is always fun, but with Tidepool, Christmas trees and a stealth project on the needles, I'm going to stay strong and focus on finishing active projects before I cast on a another Lucben.

Probably. Maybe. Perhaps.



UPDATE
This pattern has been released:


10 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing this as it comes together.

    Regarding color suggestions: How about rainbow shades? (Keep in mind, I'm still going through a rainbow phase :)

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    1. Great idea, and a smart way to turn this simple design into a super stashbusting project.

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  2. The colors and the texture are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Abbey, I'm so glad you like it.

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  3. Beautiful. I like the gradual gradient changes like light blue to a dark purple. Best of luck with your choice!!!

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    1. Have you been peeking? I have that exact combo roughed out in my idea file!

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  4. very pretty! I'm dying to start something new but I'm focusing on finishing what is on the needles right now.

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    1. Thank you! I, too, am struggling to focus on finishing ... but I'm so tempted to cast on another Lucben or new pair of mitts ;)

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  5. It's looking gorgeous, I do like the colours you chose!

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    1. Thank you, so far I'm pleased with how it's shaping up, but it's always a bit of a surprise once it all comes together ;)

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-b

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