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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Crochet a lifelong friend

I was moving the hook early in the day today, and moving about smartly in between.  Crochet is thinking time for me. Especially when it is a repetative pattern which  I've got down pat. I just move the hook and my mind wanders about as it pleases. Sometimes I think things which I need to do, othertimes, it's off wondering in the past, recalling sometimes  things which I havn't thought about in years and years. Making restitutions for wrongs, and giving thanks for good which has come to me. 

It is very cathartic.

 It is my friend. It's been with me for years. Thick and thin. I don't do tv, havn't in years, and the radio isn't on much anymore either...I shut out and off the unecessary clap trap and noise. I just don't care. 

I focus on my creativity, and the peace which producing with my hands allows me. Crochet is very forgiving, and easy to pick up and start again. It travels easy and is light.Requires only a hook, and yarn. 

It is amazing how different you feel when your mind is free and clear. I hope you have a creative friend which you feel helps you to slow down, and enjoy the simple joys.   


Something once again in thread is coming soon. I have a snood to finish up. I am sending this to a friend I've never met, who brings me joy on her You Tube channel. It's been in my pretties box, and has been waiting for just the right home. I love making these little cottage potholders. 

Peace & Blessings.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

It's crochet o'clock somewhere isn't it?

I've just sat down after getting somethings done around the house today, and feel confident that I've made a dent in my to do list. So now...it's hook time. 

I'm still working on the afghan for my son, I've a ways to go, and am in no particular hurry. I just couldn't get the pattern or colors right, I've started it several times and just settled on this 2 row repeat of colors, with 1 row of varigated which carries all the colors throughout.

It's a flaw I have, one of many, but if I am working on something not with my color wheelhouse, I have a very difficult time. I like this ok enough, and perhaps it will look better when it is longer. But, more to the point, and what is most important, is that my son likes it, he gave me a compliment on it today, which was a relief, because I wasn't so sure. 


So, I am off for several moments of crochet bliss before whatever takes me away from it next. 

Enjoy your day.....

Sunday, June 13, 2021

You go where the yarn takes you

Sometimes, you just go with the flow. Sometimes I just don't know what I want to be working on, and othertimes I know exactly what I want to do. I had wanted to do another pillow for the couch, I have a square form, and even purchased some Caron Simply Soft Taupe yarn, which I cannot find in my local JoAnn fabrics, anywhay...I am making another granny ripple afghan. Our oldest son wants to set out on his own and we are accumulating and  getting that sorted out. He wanted me to make him an afghan.

Why of course I will, any opportunity to have something on the hook, and a project to work on does my heart good. I love my crochet.

I've not been inspired as of late to work with the thread as I anticipated. This will be my 3rd afghan this year, one other granny, and then the round Harvest Field one. I'm surprised myself that I'm taking this on now, but you go where the yarn takes you. 

The first granny ripple, just off the hook about 2 weeks now. 

No picture yet of the 2nd one, I just started it.
 

Here is the link for the Harvest Fields Afghan posting.

Harvest Fields 

                                                     Enjoy your week  make something pretty...


Monday, June 7, 2021

DeStashing/Decluttering

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 Things ( yarn) have gotten out of hand. So some tidying up is in order. I have no room/place/cubby for a craft anything here. So I have to be very careful about what I accumulate. I keep my yarn in the Amish Tinker box, and when it get's to full out it goes. Some of the yarn I've a while, there are various sizes of balls, not enough to full projects, they have been bagged up and will be going to the Charity shoppe. A few full skeins also, things I bought "intending" to make something, didn't like the yarn or the colorway for the imagined project. I have 2 full bags of stash. 

I feel better about it, as I get older I don't like to have alot of things lying around taking up space which I is prime space. I have a few skeins in their to make my son a blanket/afghan. When that is all done, there will be much less yarn. Thread another matter. It takes a while to use up all that thread, and I'm in yarn mode currently. Eventually that tide will shift. 


 
 I did have to order some yarn, nothing local here, so  I ordered it from Annies, and it should arrive today, just 4 skeins. For a pillow cover, and I may use the other two for my son's granny ripple afghan, which is underway. It will get used either way, and won't become a stash problem.

Have a good week!