For the entire month of February it was zero. That’s right, zilch. Niets. Nada.
I don’t know what happened, truly. On January 31 I was busy and happy and enjoying making my mood blanket, then on February 1 it was like the lights went out. I put the progress in the cupboard and was busy with other things that interested me more.
But, the guilt became too much. Be damned if I’m going to give up on this project! It may not have a years worth of squares at the end, or it may become a cushion (god I hope not), but it will become something!
I spent the last few evenings on the couch trying to catch up as best as I could, so as of today (March 4), I’m only about 12 days behind. I’ve completely given up on the mood concept, and am just adding random colours and letting it grow.
Here it is:
I still love the colours, and I love the feel of the blanket and it makes me very happy, I just need to be more motivated to finish the bloody thing!
How’s your progress?
Just for your info, I bought the pattern for the blanket from babylovebrand.net and the yarn is Cotton Light by Drops.
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Tagged craft, crochet, crochet pattern, crochetmoodblanket2014, DIY, drops, haken, hand crafted, handmade
Somewhere in January my crochet mojo just packed its bags and buggered off on holiday. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not force myself to enjoy any projects, new or old. Feelings of self-doubt plagued me for most of the month; I wasn’t sure I ever wanted to pick up a crochet hook again. Thankfully for me, January was a slow month, order wise. I only had a small backlog to work through. I suppose it was a combination of the winter blues with a bit of post Christmas burnout, I just needed some time for myself.
However, as quick as it came, it was gone! Now I’m back to feeling as enthusiastic as ever. I have a few pattern ideas swirling around and a couple of projects from my favourite designers that I can’t wait to make, including A Morning Cup if Jo’s new Giraffe pattern.
Meanwhile, even though I’d completely lost my mojo, I’ve been plugging away at the #CrochetMoodBlanket2014 project, crocheting a hexagon a day, reflecting my mood. I’ll admit to cheating a bit; I didn’t feel like crocheting a few days, so I added a “filler” colour. Here’s January’s progress:
I love the colours I chose, they reflect my own personal tastes perfectly. I’m really a pinks and blues kind of girl. Like my mum, I think turquoise is my favourite colour.
This is the mood palette; I’ve added a few interpretations since, because my moods are way more complex than “Happy,” or “Sick,” it. Turns out. Who’d have thought…?
I share pictures all the time on Instagram, so come join me. I’d love to see your photos too. It’s my favourite social media network, as let’s face it. I love looking at other peoples’ photos. I don’t care if we’re never likely to meet, it makes me feel as though we might… So add me here: Miss__Neriss
Here’s to longer days (and cooler weather for my Southern Hemisphere lovelies).
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Tagged afghan, amigurumi, craft, crochet, crochetmoodblanket2014, haken, hand crafted, hand made, love, mojo, morning cup of jo