Focus on color. This is going to work for me. So I should be getting the cartons of the yarns soon, to start Janie Crow’s gorgeous Fruit Garden CAL. I have been practicing the squares, and so here are some images. Yesterday I realized I will have to order yarn, and this is new, in order to get a higher quality than what the big box has.
Also, I think I want to design a little myself, and so yesterday I began to think about that.
Focus on joy.
Focus each day on a thing that can make you happy. This can be anything, and right now for me it is color.
It is getting harder and harder to absorb the news, to watch the news.
So here is the first little flower, the Forget me not. Done in blue, from some scrap yarns I have:
I love how Janie has made the designs from easy to hard in a kind of production mode. You can follow her hands:
This is what I came up with for the clementine square – I only had a bit of melon colored yarn and for the other bits I had to use Lily cotton to get semi near the shades she used. The thing is, I really wish I had gotten the kit. The reason being, the yarns are so much prettier. So I went back to the Stylecraft site and looked at what I ordered. Some of the colors jumped off the page at me, and it may be that I try and do parts of this with something different, when the yarn comes. I had to do that when I started her pattern for Frida’s Flowers, too. I didn’t have the colors. So it was trips and trips back to the yarn store.
This time I plan to FINISH.
So in my basket, yarn for a knitted really cush blanket I began a year ago.
It’s so soft and I made a tweed by using big box style.
But I have some Italian yarn! I fell in love with that, and yesterday I was able to get a bit more. They are closing it out, oh no.
I guess I could say I am designing a blanket, then.
The yarn makes me really happy and so this is the time for doing things by hand.
Even looking at the colors for the soup I made that day…
So, small things.
Small, quiet things, to get through this time.
The news is incredibly frightening.