Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Where I begin to hook again...

Before I get to my new project, I wanted to say something.  I never in a million years thought that I'd have very many readers on my blog here, especially since it's rare I actually promote myself.  I'm always so excited when I see someone commented on a post.  To top all of that, some of you actually offered to make things for my parents on my post about their apartment burning down.  I can't really articulate how amazing you guys are.... I mean, you don't really know me, but you're willing to reach out to help my parents.  If you were here, I'd have to get over my hugging aversion and hug you.  =)

By no means do I expect anyone to do anything, but I was thinking it would be so cool if you wanted to make them something to have you make a granny square or two, whatever you have the time for - any pattern or size - and I'd work whatever I received into a pillow or blanket, depending on what I got.  I think it would be a really beautiful and special patchwork piece of work when finished.  If you are interested, email me (jifeeyore (at) yahoo (dot) com). 

On to my project now...

It's probably been over a month since I picked up a hook.  I don't really know why.  It's like all creativity had ground to a halt all at once.  It was a little frustrating, to say the least.

But we're back in business.

I ran across a blanket pattern last week that immediately caught my eye, even if I wasn't really feeling it at the moment...

Source: etsy.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

From what I can tell, it's a fairly new pattern.  Less than 100 people have it queued on Ravelry and I think I was the 4th person to "hook it!".  And, in case you were wondering, no, it's not free.  I know... bummer.

I picked out yarn yesterday and got started.  The pattern itself has you make each motif in one color, base and petals, but I just wasn't crazy about the way the back looked.  So the base of my motifs is green and then the petals are three different colors.  You can't see the green from the front, but the back will just be a solid green, instead of a patchwork of colors.



All of my yarn needles seem to have gone in search of someone to use them during my hiatus, so I need to get some more.... loose ends bug me.  I like to weave in my ends as I go.  I'm afraid if I save them all until the end that I'll never do it.  =)

It's a little bigger now... I think about 10 motifs.  I think it's definitely more decorative than functional, because it will be quite thick and heavy.  As I work on it, I'm tempted to make it into a pillow and carry the same colors into a ripple afghan that would actually be more comfortable to snuggle up with.  We'll see.... I'm always changing my mind on things like this.  =)


  1. I am so glad your parents are safe. You said your parents had renters insurance and I know it will replace some of their things. Do your parents need clothing and shoes? If they do, let me know what sizes and styles they like. I might have some things that will work. (I live in SW AR)

  2. Yes, please post what your parents need. And I will see what we have. My husband just got back from Afghanistan and we are just now trying to consolidate down everything into one household. Unfortunately, I've already donated a lot but we still have so much to go through. Please let me know how I can help! :)

  3. Hey Jennifer. Thanks so much for the welcome back! It was a much needed break but I did miss the blogosphere. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents apartment! I would be more than happy to mail some squares. I will send you an email. And... Your new WIP is looking lovely. So happy you got your creative mojo back. :)



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