It’s mid-afternoon, the little guy is down for his nap, and the house is mostly cleanish. I’m sitting here on the couch, listening to the washing machine in its final spin cycle, wondering if there’s laundry in the dryer that needs to be dewrinkeld, but I’ve just sat down and am feeling just a tad too lazy to get up and check on that right now… instead I’ll sit here with my Chromebook on my lap and type a little.
We had a taste of Spring last week, but it’s gotten colder again this week… dashing all hopes of warmer weather and long walks outside. The past few days have been a blur of cleaning, decluttering, school drop-offs and pick-ups, and crocheting. While I should be working on my husband’s mega striped, never-ending blanket, so that it can be finished before he retires, I’ve actually been working on stash-buster grannies. Part of decluttering means using up what I have and the granny blankets are just so much fun to make. Because they’re made entirely from leftover skeins in my stash, it’s been interesting to see how the various colors and yarns end up working with each other.
There’s something gloriously monotonous about working with grannies. While that sounds like it should be a bad thing, it’s not the dull, “poke your eyes out” monotony that the hdc striped blanket has become. I’m having so much fun working those rounds, seeing it all come together, that I’ve even been weaving in my ends as I go along! Wonders do exist!! haha
I did break my destash/no new yarn rule today though. A local family is collecting blankets to donate to the Children’s hospital downtown in honor of their son who passed away last year. As soon as my husband told me about the collection, I just knew that I had to make some blankets.
While out at the store today, I picked up some Yarnspirations Bernat Pop! in Blue Chambray and Snow Queen. I’ve never used it before but fell in love with the colors and softness. I couldn’t resist! Since I tend to crochet on the tighter side, I decided to use a J (6.00mm) hook, rather than the recommended 5.00 mm, to make a corner to corner blanket. It’s working up pretty quickly, drapes nicely, and will hopefully bring a smile and some warmth to a little one.