Thursday, February 27, 2014

Moods 2014


While visiting Angie's lovely blog to look up her ripple pattern at the beginning of the year, I saw she started a fun new project. The crochet mood blanket was just right for the basket of yarn scraps that I intended to use up this year. Each day you crochet and add a square to the blanket using the color to describe your mood. I put aside my ripple project for now as I decided this would be too much fun to pass up. The ripple had to be put aside as I have been working on another blanket as a part of a CAL but more about that later.

Here is my mood blanket up to yesterday. Jos helped me using an Excel sheet to choose how long my rows would be. It would never come out just right with 365 blocks. I have 7 blocks left in the end. I am using them up in the blanket by making a larger block for my birthday, Jos' birthday and our anniversary. See the big block? It was for my birthday back on February 12th. 


This is the selection of yarn that I have left from previous blankets. First I created a list of colors and then gave a mood to each color. Funny but when I first came up with the list, my mother laughed and said "So you don't want to use the color" when I told her what mood some would be. I scraped the idea of bored since she was right about that. But so far I have not had any pink in my blanket either. *grins*

My Mood list:
Blue - sad
Pink - worried
Red - angry
Lilac - creative
Purple - lonely
Eggplant - very busy
Grey - tired or sick
Cream - balanced
Gold - inspired
Orange - blessed
Camel - uncertain
Beige - disconnected
Brown - happy or excited
Green - contented
Denim blue - connected

I have been asked when people see the blanket what brown is and why I picked it for being happy or excited. I love brown! It is a color that all colors work well with...it is the color of earth and all the beauty of trees and flowers that grow from it...it is the base from which our food grows...in short brown is a beautiful color to me. 

Thank you for still stopping by to visit when I was away for so long. I was happy to see comments from many of my old friends lately. We were very comforted by the many comments about Dagi crossing the rainbow bridge. He is so missed in our home. 

Heidi

19 comments:

  1. Oh wooooow it is beautiful! I love the colors and the idea of the big square :)
    Kisses
    Angie

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    1. You have sooooooooo inspired me once again Angie. This is so much fun to do too. My crochet friend is thinking about starting one now too. It is contagious.

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  2. I'm interested in your meanings for colours. Brown for me always relates to my school uniform, which we all loathed!

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    1. Oh my and I so love brown. I just randomly picked them but did want the brown for happy and the orange for blessed. Can you tell that I am an autumn type person? :)

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  3. Hello Heidi! Your blanket is looking fabulous! I love your shades of Autumn - my favourite season (I can spend hours and hours looking at and photographing the changing leaves!)

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    1. We are kindred spirits as autumn is my favorite season too. Most of my yarn is in autumn tones.

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  4. What a great idea, it looks lovely

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  5. What a cool project!!! I love it. I don't want to see much purple, blue, pink or red :(
    Hugs!

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    1. So far so good Chris. I will have purple in it when Jos is working out of the country. So there will be more in it than I like. I use it (lonely) to mark when he is gone. He has to leave tomorrow again so a purple day is coming. :)

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  6. It's very lovely Heidi and so colourful.

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    1. It is so much fun to do and a great way to make all those bits and bobs of yarn that are left into something pretty.

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  7. the colors look so much prettier in the picture than when I see you doing them while talking on skype. The lighting doesn't show them so well. It is sure coming along now. I am home now so talk to you tomorrow.
    Love you, Mom

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  8. A lovey project, Heidi ! I like it and 'll try it perhaps next year !

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    1. You should try making one Annie. It is so much fun...a diary in yarn.

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  9. Hello, this piece is just beautiful! And I love that you are making it with your leftovers.

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  10. Oh your squares are looking amazing Heidi!! Can't wait to see the progress of this one!

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  11. It's going to be pretty. I wish I could visit you on those purple days.

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