This week I came across a blog post on Crochet Spot called “Crocheting with Intention.” The author mentions that she’s “heard of people crocheting prayer shawls, where the crafter stitches not only with yarn, but with intention that is focused in the crochet.” I hadn’t thought about it but I think that’s what I’ve been doing all along. I try never to crochet when I’m upset or angry because I want the squares I’m making to come from a place of peace. I’ve always said that crochet is my Zen activity.
How appropriate that I came across this, from a 1955 McCall’s Knitting issue:
Not much has changed since then, including the hair!
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
After a Rogers Cable billing fiasco (jerks), a teacher’s
strike protest that turned out not to happen after all and a 3.5 hour commute home, there’s nothing like an impromptu Saturday night dinner with our good friends, Neil and Laura, to make up for a rough week. Vegetable curry, a crochet lesson and good company set everything right.
I have a couple of projects on the go (more on that in the next few weeks) which has forced me to be more strict with my scheduling and time management. Fortunately, I’m reaping the benefit of both with things like cleaning my house! I usually run out of time on the weekends for anything but the bare minimum – grocery shopping, dishes, entertaining the boys and laundry. This Sunday I was able to sweep the floor AND do a once-over on the bathroom. This is revolutionary.
THE SQUARES – WEEK 2
Squares one and two are called Plain Janes, solid coloured squares that may seem boring at first glance but go a long way to filling in a KAS blanket or accenting it with bright colours. It’s my go-to square when I have a yarn I think is interesting on its own or when I’m short on time. The second square is made from Lion Brand’s Homespun and it is so soft! The colour is called Spice and even though I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy anymore yarn, I couldn’t resist the $3.99 price tag when I “popped in” to Michael’s.
Square three is another geometric pattern I like. Square four uses a stitch called Birdfoot Spike and I love the look of it. Square five was a bit of a “stashbuster” and used up quite a few little balls of yarn I had hanging around. Laura and Neil suggested the red at the top.
Square seven is made with two strands of yarn, a great use for thinner materials. Each stitch ends up being different, not unlike the little ones who will benefit from these squares.
Square Count: 14.
Enjoy the rest of your week!