|"Yellow" needs a a better name.|
My problem: not a big fan of the color yellow.
My solution: listen to the yarn!
We were going through several raw days of spring rain when I decided to listen to the yarn. I had no pattern, no preconceived ideas of what I was going to crochet. I was merely the hands holding the hook and the yarn. The rest, I think, is pure magic.
Once the body was completed I needed a border. I was thinking my father secretly wanted it, as I found him eyeing it repeatedly as I worked my stitches. Thinking this, I wanted to find a "boxy" (manly) looking border. This led me to Edie Echman's book, "Around the Corner Crochet Borders;" where I took one of the border patterns and "complicated" it to look like lattice work. In fact, I complicated the border so much, I had to work 2 rows at a time to ensure everything went smoothly!
And maybe this all went too smoothly. You know what I mean: the coming together of the yarn, the hook, and the stitch. Did I mention it's yellow? And did I mention Mr. Dee now has his eye on it too???
Maybe the color yellow isn't as bad as I had originally thought. If my journey in the fiber world has taught me anything it is: be prepared for personal growth. Me & yellow - buddies! Who knew!? :)