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.
Posted in #CrochetMoodBlanket2014, Projects, WIP
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).
Posted in #CrochetMoodBlanket2014, Monday, Projects
Tagged afghan, amigurumi, craft, crochet, crochetmoodblanket2014, haken, hand crafted, hand made, love, mojo, morning cup of jo
That’s me wishing you best wishes for the new year. Usually I would be expected to do a lap of the office kissing my colleagues giving them my best wishes, but as I now work from home, consider this my virtual smooch.
2014 is already off to a great start. I look out the window and it is glorious. The sun is shining and the temperatures haven’t properly dropped yet, so I’ve never been in such a good mood for the middle of winter, ever!
I’m not usually one for resolutions, as I never keep them, but I decided to have a crack at a few this year. But instead of starting them on the first of January, I kicked off early. I started running before Christmas. Actually, I’ve been going to the gym with a group twice a week and we were on holidays over the Christmas period, so I had to do something to keep active. Not ever being a runner, I surprised myself by getting out there and doing it. My husband has been coming with me and although he’s a natural athlete and is nearly walking beside me, he’s amazing.
I’ve also decided to look for more things to be grateful in my life. I’m a pessimist by nature, so it’s easy for me to find negatives everywhere, especially during the colder months, but that’s not the person I want to be any more so I’m making a change! Each day I’m going to share something with the world (via FB, Twitter or Instagram) that I’m grateful for. Perhaps I’ll do a weekly round up here, but we’ll have to see how my motivation and time goes!
In the Crochet world, it’s as busy as ever! I have orders in the queue for Owl hats, a lion doggie sweater, a pippi longstocking doll, plus slippers that I’ve designed:
I used Sheepjeswol Roma big, and they’re lovely and snuggly. Not only that, because they’re so chunky, the stitches act like a masseur. So massaged, warm feet. What more could a girl ask for?!
Aside from the orders, I’ve picked up a project for myself this year, it’s the #crochetmoodblanket2014 crochet along that I discovered on New Year’s Eve on Instagram. There are more than 1000 people taking part, it’s amazing. I’ve been looking for a community to join that is filled with like-minded souls, and I’ve found it!
This is my mood palette:
And here is my progress for the first couple of days:
And day two:
I’m making a hexagon blanket inspired by my grandmother who makes the most beautiful hexagon quilts. Here’s one she made for my daughter, it’s one of her favourite things:
I found the pattern via Baby Love Brand, it’s a paid pattern, but well worth the (very small) investment. I’m using Drops Cotton Light to make it, and the colours are a mix of my favourites.
What’s inspiring you on these first few days of 2014? If you’re looking for a wonderful project, the crochet a mood blanket group is open to all comers, experts and newbies alike!
January 2, 2014 in Drops, Pattern, Projects, WIP
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