I have discovered a problem with one of my loves. I love to crochet. I love to take yarn and Make Something. Sure, it takes forever. But the reward when you get a blanket or scarf (or lately, a tiny flower) finished is the feeling of satisfaction in having Made Something . The problem is this: most of what I make are gifts or for sale. Sometimes, I fall in love with what I’m making, and then it hurts to send it out into the world.
This was the case with a recent throw I made for Brian’s grandmother for Christmas. I called Nurse Baileys and checked on appropriate living room colors, and then I started trying to stitch up something pretty. I usually use natural fibers, and this was my first good experience with an acrylic yarn. I expected to hate it, but I loved it. It didn’t hurt that it was my favorite colors: ivory, brown, and more brown. Or that it matched my living room. Or that it was freezing in said living room this winter and the throw kept my legs warm while I worked on it. In the end, I fell in love. So I did what we’re supposed to do in this case: I took pictures.
I took pictures of it draped over my rocker….
…folded neatly on the couch….
Pictures of it in all it’s 6×4 feet of glory….
Don’t you just want to snuggle your fingers up in this while you take a nap?
Packing it up in a box and sending it to Charleston was made easier by the thought of Emmie all snug on the couch in it, and also by the fact that the yarn had a pattern for a zigzag’ed blanket made with the lightest and darkest shades on here paired with a lovely blue that will match the curtains I hope to make for downstairs. Making myself one will make missing this one so much easier to bear!
((Of course, if you’d like to order one from my store,
I’d happily fall in love with yours first…))