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New Year. New Project.

I can hardly believe that it is 2015. 

This is the year Back to the Future II promised us hoverboards and flying cars.

This is the year I finally graduate from college.

This is the year I turn twenty-five.

This is another year I never thought I'd reach.

Every new year I feel immensely blessed.

I don't like setting resolutions. Resolutions are easily broken. 

I like to set goals or themes for the year. This year my goal is to "Be Intentional."

I want to be more intentional in fulfilling my purpose.

I want to be more intentional in making healthy choices.

I want to be more intentional in my relationships.

With friends.

With family.

With my Saviour.

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15-16)

It's easy to go about life and get wrapped up in the day-to-day. It's easy to let yourself get away with reading a few verses in the morning and getting on with your day.

Too often, I allow myself to be consumed by the world around me. I allow myself to stay busy and not take time to center and balance myself.

I don't like quiet time. I have hard time being surrounded by silence. I understand in order to strengthen my relationship with the Lord I need to take time to be still.

Enter my new project for the new year.

I have decided to make a Granny Square blanket. I was inspired by this beautiful creation.

Each day, I will crochet one or two squares in what ever color(s) I feel like using that day. I will use that time to center myself. I will be quiet and pray over each stitch. At the end of the year, I will give it to someone I feel has made a significant impact on my life this year. The blanket will be full of prayers for the recipient.

If you are new to crochet, Granny Squares are fairly simple to crochet. I prefer using worsted weight yarn and an H(5.00mm) hook. Grannies are also simple to join. I would suggest joining as you go. There's nothing quite like feeling like you are so close to being done and then having to sew a bunch of tiny squares together to really be finished.

If you are interested in doing this project along side me, let me know in the comments. I didn't write a Granny Square pattern to include on the blog. Granny Squares are so well-known, there are plenty already out there. Here are a few of my favorites:

These are just basic granny square patterns which is what I plan on sticking with for this particular blanket. If you are interested in something other than the original, I have a Pinterest board entirely dedicated to Grannies.

I hope you had a fabulous time ringing in the new year! I also hope your year is full of peace and love!

Happy Hooking & Happy New Year!


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