Nope, It Has to Be Red

I have been spending some quality time with the black and white blanket and the seams have to be red. It needs a kind of vibrant shocking counterpoint to all the sameness. And don’t get me wrong. I love the sameness. I want you to see the very subtle ways the grays, especially, are different. But you’re going to need something to carry your eye along, to break up the sameness over such a large area. The small blue blanket I made for Dr. J. worked, in part, because it was small. It could be all blues because your eye had what was beyond the edges. With something as large as an adult afghan, you need something on the field, so to speak, to break things up.

That’s got to be the red yard tying it together.

2 thoughts on “Nope, It Has to Be Red

  1. Gray, black and red is a fabulous combination. I have one bedroom and one bathroom in those colors. Can’t wait to see how this turns out!

  2. Me, neither! One thing I’m really pleasantly surprised by, even at this point, is how warm it looks. I was worried it might seem too stark, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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