Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Springing into summer...

After a couple of projects that required some serious focus I'm enjoying crocheting this simple Corner to Corner Spring Into Summer Blanket using Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn in the colorway, "Candied".  While I love doing this in a self-striping yarn I am choosing to cut the yarn in some places to remove some less than pretty colors.  So there's a fair amount of end weaving still.  But far less than if I was creating all those stripes from different skeins of yarn.  :)


And being in the mood again to clear out some excess STUFF, I recently checked out from my local library the book The Joy of Less by Francine Jay. At this stage in life I don't really expect to find anything new in a cleaning/decluttering/organizing book, but  every once in a while I find it motivating to read someone else's thoughts about living with less.  Time will tell how motivating this little book will be.  ;^)



Joining with Ginny's Yarn Along at Small Things




 

8 comments:

  1. I like the idea of using self striping yarn to complete that pretty blanket.

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  2. lovely! those colours are so nice! it's a battle, things, accumulation, clutter!

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  3. Love the stripes! I haven't been able to crochet in years. It bothers my carpal tunnel. Thankfully, knitting doesn't hurt me. Btw, I noticed you're a retired homeschooler. I am too! It's always fun to 'meet' others.

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    1. So glad you mentioned it, Jeannie. While homeschooling isn't part of my life now I mention it on the chance that I'll "meet" other retired homeschoolers. There is life after homeschooling! :)

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  4. The soft light looking blanket is just lovely. I haven't read that book but I know I would enjoy it. <3

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  5. The colors of the blanket remind me of the beach and saltwater taffy. It will be great for summer. I hope you don't have to wait too long for "The More of Less." I found it very enjoyable and helpful. I know most of what he is saying but I liked the way he put it together. I spent too many years collecting and managing things. It is freeing to let go of all the excess. I find I am so much happier with what I've kept. I will have to see if I can check out "The Joy of Less." It looks interesting and I can use all the help I can get to stay motivated.

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    1. I heard the author of The More of Less being interviewed on NPR radio and was impressed by him. I can't quite make myself buy a decluttering/minimizing book though, so for now I wait contentedly in the library queue (for hopefully not too long) reading The Joy of Less. ;^)

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