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Showing posts from January, 2017

My New Yarn Love.

Project Adelaide.

It’s no secret that the past few months have been rough. I haven’t really quite known what to do with myself. Dealing with the loss we’ve had is the most difficult thing I have ever had to deal with. That being said, each day is a little better and a little easier. We’re still trying to figure out what our new normal is and make plans for the future. We are trying to balance remembering our Adelaide but also moving forward.
I don’t think it will come as much of a surprise that I’ve been looking for a project I can do to honor her memory. A project that wasn’t just a one time thing but could be ongoing and impact more than just me. I wanted to make a difference in someone else’s life too.

That’s when I came across an article on Facebook about a project being done in Europe.
A group in Denmark called spruttegruppen encourages crocheters to make octopuses for premature babies. Apparently, the legs of the octopus remind the babies of the umbilical cord in their mama’s belly and comforts them…

My New Favorite Blanket

Last summer as I was starting to plan my Christmas projects, I had the idea to start a list of all the blankets I wanted to make. I am constantly looking at beautiful patterns on Pinterest and on different crochet groups, but I never did much outside my comfort zone. (My comfort zone consisted mainly of single crochet chevron’s and animal hats.)
Over the past seven months, I’ve managed to tick fourteen off of my list of forty. I should note that the list started with twenty-eight which means that for almost everyone I’ve gotten done, I’ve added one more.

With this project, I’ve really been able to test myself and my skills. There were loads of things I was uncomfortable doing, but I kept pushing. It also helped that almost every blanket I’ve made has been a gift so I was highly motivated to finish them.
The one I’ve finished most recently might just be my favorite.

This beautiful blanket is based off the pattern for Attic 24’s Cosy Stripes Blanket.
I wanted to make mine significantly small…