Yarn Along – May


Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading
and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Ginny begins her blog, Small Things,
on the First Wednesday of the month.

April was a productive month for me.
It seems I did nothing but sit and crochet.
I was happy.

Red and Grey Moods of Change, Frank O’Randell
is now finished, 4/15
It does not lay flat,
it kind of curls around my lap.
It is warmer that way.

I will make this pattern again
in a lighter weight yarn.
Ravelry link.

I played with the first few rounds of Mandela Madness
using dish cloth cotton,

Isn’t Madness pretty!

Someday I’d like to make some Madness.

I purchased some Caron Simply Soft in blue
and completed Moe of Change, Frank o’Randell

Started 4/16, finished 4/23/18.

What’s left of 4th skein.
Ravelry link.

4/23  I pulled Sophie’s Garden out of ‘time out’ in the stash shed
and determined I stopped at round 15.

I played with this one until 4/30 stopping on round 32.
I’m using stash lace weight yarn doubled and sock yarn single
comes out about same thickness.
Ravelry link.

Don’t tell Sophie, but she got set aside
because I couldn’t wait to see
what this yarn would look like in Tides of Change, Frank O’Randell.

I really like his patterns,
(as if you couldn’t tell)
they are challenging,
yet not overwhelming;
and they are so pretty when finished.
I’m on round 19,
I’m letting the yarn flow,
so center looks a little lopsided.
Ravelry link.

I have enjoyed my rounds in April, listening to many audio books.

If you would like to see what others are doing with yarn, join us here.

Yarn Along – April


Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading
and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Ginny begins her blog, Small Things,
on the First Wednesday of the month.

February’s work in progress
Moods of Change, Frank O’Randle
I restarted it in February
and ran out of yarn,
ordered yarn on line,
purchased yarn at my favorite yarn shop
Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts
Acquired all year and continued
going around and around
row after row

until row 71 on March 31.

I’m using a bulky yarn;
so this Mood is getting very heavy.
81 total rounds – goal to finish in April!

I’ve been listening to:
Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson.
Publisher’s summary:
The message of Hold Me Tight is simple:
‘Forget about learning how to argue better,
analyzing your early childhood,
making grand romantic gestures,
or experimenting with new sexual positions.
Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship
by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to
and dependent on your partner in much the same way
that a child is on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection.’

Having the attitude,
I can do it,
I don’t really need any one,
Asking for help is weak
has hindered me in making
the attachments I really desire.
This book is helping me learn to ask and accept.

A Bible based version, Created for Connection,
is available,
I heard of this version first.

To see what others are making and reading, click here.

Maker’s Monday – Madness

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday. Tell me all about what you’re making.”

Moods of Change is waiting under the table,
looking resentful as I am playing with Mandela Madness
instead of working on Red and Grey.

I found Mandela Madness by wandering around
the lovely crocheted projects
I keep seeing on Facebook.
(Aren’t you glad it’s spelled with 8 letters instead of 2 sets of 4)

I searched through my tub of dishcloth cotton
to see what I could use in my play.
I like to try new patterns with dishcloth cotton because
I can see the stitches
I love the soft colors
It is a firm yarn
It is cheap.
The biggest negative is it does not give/have stretch.

Helen at Crystals and Crochet designed this Mandela Madness.
Look here
It’s All in a Nutshell made incredible videos of the crocheting round by round.
Look here
I fell, hook, yarn and pattern.

Part 2, row 22


Isn’t she pretty

My box with colors waiting.
I don’t know how far I’ll go,
as I don’t have enough yarn to do the whole beautiful thing
but some day I would love to complete the ‘Madness”

Look!
See what finally arrived in the mail.

A new book filled with lovely crocheted and knitted items.
Socks and shawls and cowls and afghans
and a baby sweater and
the reason I bought the book:
A Bear in a Bunny Suit

I bought the grey and spring greens and blues on Saturday
from Rumpelstiltskin, my second favorite yarn shop in Sacramento.

Moods of Change in Red and Grey
is in the basket under the table in tears.

Joining with Jeannie here.

Maker’s Monday – Moody Spice of Life

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday. Tell me all about what you’re making.”

Moods of Change ran out of variegated and grey yarn,
I think on round 53.

I found variegated at Lions on line,
waiting for delivery.
I’ve accepted it won’t be the same die lot. Oh well.
Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts, my favorite local yarn shop,
had a grey that will work,
again not exact but acceptable.

So while I wait for ups.

I pulled Spice of Life,
a Sandra Paul/Cherry Heart Design.
out of time out.

I completed 52 rows since February 20.
I’ll work on this maybe 30 more rows and then a border.
Maybe less rows I’d like to have it done
by Saturday for a little boy due soon.

Spice of Life Ravelry notes here
Moods of Change Ravelry notes here.
Jeannie Grey – link up here

Makers’ Monday – Moods

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday.  Tell me all about what you’re making.”

Okay.

The mess of Moods of Change I found in ‘Crochet time out’.

I don’t know when I started it.
I don’t know what size needle I used.
I think I know where I left off . . .
but I ripped it out anyway and started over on February 6.


By this afternoon, February 12,
I had finished row 32 with 364 single crochets.
Some people stop at this point
making a mini Moods of Change.
I have many more skeins of yarn
so I’ll keep going around and around
depending on my ‘mood’.


Pictures show red as rosy but it is more country brick.

Moods of Change designer, Frank O’Randle
Linking with Jeannie.

Ravelry Moods of Change notes

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Yarn Along – February


What is ‘Yarn Along’?
Yarn Along is a place at Ginny’s blog where Knitters meet
(Crocheters are welcome, too)
to share all the wonderful projects being worked on,
finished,
frogged, (ripped out all the hard work)
learned from and cried over.
These dear people also share what they are reading,
or like me are listening to,
adding a bit of the story line
or a provoking thought.
(I haven’t been able to read and knit/crochet at the same time.
Sometimes I can’t even talk and knit/crochet at the same time.)

Yarn Along
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading
and I love sharing my projects and current reads here.~
This is how Ginny begins her blog, Small Things,
on the First Wednesday of the month.

TA-DA
Ripple for Travis is finished!
Approximately 48 inches X 80 inches
nice size for a 6 foot + son-in-law.

Next Project in the Time Out pile.
Moods of Change by Frank O’Randle
What I found!

After checking everything out,
trying to figure out where I left off
AND what size hook I was using,
I decided to start all over!

Begin
February 6, 2018
I like the pattern,
the repetitions are make sense
and are easy to follow.

Row 20 completed at 1:30 am 2/8/2018
about 24 inches across.

Sporadically, reading

from the back cover:
Boundaries in Marriage helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage
–and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation and intimacy you both long for.

I’m hoping to learn how to be a better partner in my marriage.

Linking with Ginny’s yarn Along @ Small Things

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