Monday, July 02, 2012

Rippling through the summer......

Seems a lot has changed with Blogger in the last couple of years!  We shall see how this goes.  To say that I don't have time to blog would be an understatement, yet here I am.  As a personal goal, I am going to try and spend more time doing things I enjoy and less time worrying about my work......we'll see how long that lasts!

As a segue into a new post, I am also trying a craft that is new for me....crochet!  Although I have had some fun with it in the form of amigurumi, I haven't ever made a full blown crochet project until now! 

Furthermore, I have also deviated from my undying love of natural fibers and sashayed into the realm of cheap acrylic yarns.  To be honest, this started with our recent move- when I rediscovered a blanket that my Grandmother, Stella, made for me when I was a baby.  Sadly, she passed away, so I never got to know her.  But I have this blanket....and I love it.  It's not the kind of love that knocks you off your feet and takes your breath away, but more the kind that grows on you over time.

The blanket still looks great despite its age and frequent laundering history.  That has me intrigued.  Many of my other projects, out of finer yarns, are covered in pills and not wearing well- yet this little blanket still looks great. So, I am channelling my inner Stella and crocheting with Red Heart Super Savers- yes, it's true!  AND I am having fun with it. 

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