Year of Projects: Around and around we go!

One of the YoP items that we really actually NEED is a little throw for the back of the sofa (I'll go into the reason for this need when I have finished and post a ta-dah) so I decided that it was about time I cracked on with this instead of searching for other things to make. 

On Friday I picked up a hook and the yarn that matches my sitting room (because everything has to be matchy-matchy!) and started making circles. The artwork and curtains (pictured too brightly here) have circles on them so it just seemed like the right thing to do. The colours are a great match to the cushions and rug and I am hoping it'll all work out as well as it does in my head. 


I absolutely love the way this yarn is looking and it's so nice to crochet with. I used the chunky version in another colourway for Little Miss' recent tunic and will be using it again for sure. It's King Cole Riot DK in "Ace" which is a wool/acrylic mix and feels quite 'woolly' but with a silky sheen so it glides beautifully and doesn't split at all and makes for fast easy crochet.  The pictures don't do it justice at all, but you can tell, I'm a big fan. 

I have some ideas about how the circles will be joined, but no definite plan yet as I'm just improvising - it'll be fun to experiment....and I'll post an update next Sunday - wish me luck :) 
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13 comments

  1. Those little circles are so matchy-matchy can't wait to see the finished throw. xx

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  2. ooooooo pr-et-ty! Love the colours, but I am a Riot addict.Looking forward to seeing this experiment develop.
    xxxx

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  3. Those little circles match so well. So you think the Riot is good for hooking then? I have a load of Riot DK which I hope will become a poncho for daughter and granddaughter. Was planning to knit but maybe crochet will be better then?
    Look forward to seeing how you join all those circles together.
    x

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  4. Beautiful choice of hues and tones for your circles ... sounds like you're having a very nice Sunday!! Happy hooking.

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  5. Lovely project and lovely colour, I've read lots about riot but never actually seen it, look forward to seeing this next week. Good luck!

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  6. The circles look great so far, and the final project will definitely connect with the other colors and artwork!

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  7. I love your circles and the colours are gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing more of this! :)

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  8. There is something almost mechanical (in a good way) about all those lovely cog-like circles. Looking forward to watching it grow!

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  9. Perfect with the artwork - very nice yarn choice!

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  10. Such great matching! Your crocheted circles are adorable and I am looking forward to seeing your finished project.
    *smiles*

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  11. What a neat way to be inspired by art!

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  12. The colours in the little circles look perfect for your room. Good luck with the throw and I'll look forward to seeing pics as you progress.

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  13. Lovely colours! They match perfectly indeed! Can't wait to see more pictures of your work in progress!

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