Friday, January 10, 2014
Hooked: A Crochet Love
This fascination started with an old afghan I couldn't resist in Canton at the Trades Days, grew with this beautiful gift from the LM & Co., and blossomed with this Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket Crochet-a-Long by Julie Harrison.
My friend, Laura, loved it, too, and, the next thing I knew we had whipped each other into a frenzy to begin! We each walked out with a bag FULL of happy colors... then, I took mine back the next day and traded them in for these... they are more quiet, more somber, probably more me. I want the bright, shiny, happy... but, I am more serious... less sparkly. Maybe one day...
I am very much enjoying the crochet... learning new stitches... changing colors... my knitting needles have been abandoned (only for the moment). The one thing I really hope to learn before this project is through is how and where to START and END each row. Keeping a straight edge is a constant battle for me. I will persevere.
Things have been hectic around here... The Old Girls DO NOT like extremes of temperature... which means I DO NOT like extremes of temperature! ;) I am sure enjoying this warm front and the calm that is following it!! Hope each of you are all safe and warm.
"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic or intellectual, forms a basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference."
~ Audre Lord
It is good to have peeps to share your joy. Roo asked me while they were here last month, "What's that (peeps), Noni?" He was insatiably curious about every new phrase; he talks endlessly now. I told him peeps were your people... the ones you could count on, the ones you celebrate with and cry with... and most of all, love... the ones who share your life.
blessings ~ tanna