Sunday, January 5, 2014

Crochet mood blanket 2014- the beginning

It took a little bit of figuring out but I think I have settled on a way to do my blanket finally. I decided on my colours for both my "good" mood and 'Bad" mood days.

I really like bright colours so even my "bad" days are still pretty colourful, they are just colours that are not my favourite. I want my blanket to end up being a bright cheerful patchwork of my year. I think they are all going to look great together.
I started my blanket with a special square to represent The Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Detroit Redwings in the outdoor winter classic. January 1st was cold and snowy so the blue and white also works for that as well. This was the first time I made a square with a dot in the middle. It was a fun square to make and I am looking forward to seeing random polka dots scattered throughout  my blanket.

January 2nd I spent with a couple of my friends at my favourite scrapbooking store, we were supposed to be scrapbooking together but I spent most of the day looking up crochet patterns on my computer! I received my last christmas present and just felt a lot of love. Red was the perfect colour for the day, representing love and Christmas.

January 3rd I went to an afternoon matinee with a girlfriend. We went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It was a movie with a lot of dream sequences and imagination in it. I was enjoying my last few days of holidays, it was a calm and relaxing kind of day so the green really appealed to me.

I like the way they are looking joined together. I wanted to have solid squares, not traditional grannies with so many holes in them. I already have a couple of afghans like that. I couldn't do the join as you go method I had been learning because there isn't any spaces between my stitches. I am single crocheting them together. This means there will be a front and a back to my blanket. The back will just show a little seam overlap, nothing too major.

On January 4th I had a nice family day. I took my puppy to playgroup, we watched the Canadian world jrs game and we played cards together. I made a chicken stir fry for dinner, filled with celery and nice orange carrots and peppers. So my happy colour for the day is orange.

I am really enjoying this project, and I think about it ALL the time! I love seeing everybody else's projects on the Facebook page and on their blogs.

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