Hope all is well with you and yours?
I have been meaning to post for a bit now but just been doing this and that trying to compose something nice for my blog....but it was only today that it struck me that that this blog of mine is meant to be a mirror of my soul and what is dearest to me which means there will be great days with wonderful things and the not so sunny days too just like with other things in life. All I need to do is honestly put my feelings down as they are on that day and know that there are kindred souls who can relate to those emotions and offer kindly words to spur a friend on!!
So here goes --a random post about things done and meant to be done. first an update on my lil squares blanket which is coming along well thanks to my lovely friend Vanessa who is so generous and helpful. Hope you are feeling better,V!!
I found that too much counting bogs me down, so I have decided to keep at it and look at all the other bloggy friends and their finished projects for inspiration. I do however have a little notebook where I have jotted down all the combinations required . My son who is a math whiz scores off the combis I have finished with a tally mark ...this is very helpful to me!! I always prefer to leave the math to souls better able to deal with it than me!!
When I first started to learn how to crochet, some of the ladies at my LYS were working on a Mile-a minute afghan. At first I was captivated by the name ...doing a mile of crochet a minute..wow! that afghan would be done in no time!! Hence I embarked upon one hoping to use up a very sedate grey yarn (which I thought was duck egg blue and very "in" last year), the only problem being I had bought four 100 gm balls of that grey intending to knit a gilet for myself!!! As I found it too dull for a garment, I decided to use it for the m a minute throw. I bought some peach-ish coloured yarn to go with it and started.
As many of you would already know, the M a Minute concept requires you to make several strips using the pattern and then joining them together to make an afghan. Well, needless to say,I started with the great gusto of a beginner and finished 3 strips, pics which are on this post, then stopped as I felt the result was not great to look at and doubtful about the colour combination as well!I am doing this post in the hope that some of you out there will motivate me or guide me as to whether it is worth finishing or " frogging"!!
Back to the title of this post,wheres all the sunshine gone? Grey is a lovely colour,dont get me wrong.....but not soooo much of it please , in Spring!! Here is hoping the sun decides to shine wherever we are, it really makes such a difference to moods and life in general ,doesnt it?
Wonder why I never appreciated it when I was living in India? Strange, isn't it and food for thought.....
Will sign off and hope to see some suggestions from all you friendly souls out there!! I could do a tute if anyone is interested!!