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Color change

I made it to the first color change. Also blue but a different shade nonetheless. I really love how these little flowers are coming along. I am going to keep them on this tray on my desk as I make them. Every time I walk past they make me smile.

We are binge watching Poldark every spare moment we get this weekend. It’s so good. In addition to being an entertaining story, it has me meditating on themes of forgiveness and also how much we take for granted in today’s society.

We also went to our respective hobby shops yesterday. I found some yarn to bring home. Of course!

A Big Cake in Shadowberry and two cakes of White Truffle. I was happy to find the White Truffle as it’s been discontinued and I ideally needed two more for my ripple blanket. They a few more and I was tempted to grab them all but wanted to leave some in case others were looking. No luck with the Blueberry Kiwi though. They were all gone. I won’t be able to bookend my C2C but that’s ok. It’s a scrap blanket anyway. Just let it be scrappy, right? ^^

I also just finished baking some raspberry scones. They smell so good. Hoping my girl will like them when she wakes up from her nap.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

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Flowers

Flowers! This was my nap time project yesterday. I was inspired by Attic24’s and others Japanese flower scarves and thought something like them might work well for the Lion Brand Mandala yarn I have collected.

I really like how these are turning out. There was no pattern for the flowers but I kind of just played with the yarn and a size “E” hook and figured out a pretty close substitute I think. Not perfect but close enough for me. 😊

They’re about palm size. Not really sure how many I’ll need but I’m going to see how many I can get from this cake and see what I’ve got to work with.

This is the color way I’m using – Phoenix. I’m just going to go with the color changes and not try to make them perfect.

My head hurts again today so I think I will probably just take a break for now. But I can’t wait to get back to work so I can get to some color changes. ☺️

Hope you all have a good weekend!

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C2C

I’m so happy with the way this is coming along. 😍 The colors aren’t all perfect together but I kind of love that about it.

I would like to find one more Kiwi Blueberry cake for the other corner but if I can’t it’s ok.

It’s fun working on some different blanket patterns. For a long while I got stuck in a rut of making rectangular granny blankets. They’re great and fun/easy to make but it’s good to try new things.

I’ve been feeling down and working with all of this color helps. I think that’s why I’ve been restless with the Cherry Compote. It’s so dark and kinda somber. I should have picked something brighter and more fun.

Speaking of I am thinking of making flower motifs with some of my Mandala yarn. I’ll be playing with that at nap time today. The Mandala is so thin I’m not really liking anything I’ve crocheted with it. I’m thinking maybe motifs with a small hook might work for me. Everyone else has these gorgeous shawls and stuff and mine just looks – not good. πŸ˜‚

I’m also thinking I need to finish my dragon but every time I go to work on him…*sigh*.

But time to shake it off and make some pretty flowers.

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Finally

This Cherry Compote has been giving me a terrible time because I haven’t liked anything I’ve started with it. I finally think I do! I frogged the bag and went with a Granny Stripe blanket.

Yep, I think this is the one! The colors needed some space to breathe I think. πŸ€”

I have a migraine today so I’m taking it easy during nap time working on the Stripe blanket.

We started watching “Poldark” on Amazon Prime and I’m wanting to watch the next episode so badly but have to wait until the husband returns tomorrow. Great show if you haven’t watched it. Plus Aidan Turner stars and I love him so…yep, great show! πŸ˜„

I was also playing around with my one and only Tea cake because the colors reminded me of the colors used in the costuming on the show. I think this is going to be another knitted cowl.

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Temperature projects so far

Our weather so far this year has been pretty varied. Makes for a lot of fun color and a LOT of ends to weave in! I’m trying to keep up with the ends as I go. So far so good.

I did the orange/white because that morning it was 60 degrees and then that night it snowed. So I had some fingering weight orange and some white and I thought – perfect!

In other crochet project news I frogged the Woodland blanket and started working on this bag from Heart Hook Home. It’s made with one Caron Big Cake. I think I need different yarn for the Woodland. Or different colors. The Cherry Compote just wasn’t working for me for this project. I should also finish the Neat Ripple first before tackling another Ripple lest I get them confused I think. πŸ™‚

I like this “lemon peel” stitch very much. And it’s an easy pattern to follow so far. Just make a big rectangle. I can do that.

It’s snowing again this morning. I love just looking out at the field and watching the snow fall when I can. I’ve been feeling a bit down and the beauty of the field and creek and snow lifts my spirits.

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Weekly workouts

We said goodbye to our first snowman as he melted this week. RIP Snowman.

It’s snowing right now but it’s not sticking. It is really cold though. Time to go back to the “cold” colors on my Temperature Blanket. Yay, more purple!

Anyway, I did pretty well with the workouts this week. Every day I did 30 mins of spin bike and then a CrossFit type workout. Usually a modified form of the CrossFit WOD.

Like today I did 20 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) 10 medicine ball cleans, 20 ring rows. I felt BAD by the end of the 20 minutes. I wanted to quit at about 15 minutes to be honest. But I keep thinking “Marathon” in a kind of horrified, why did I sign up for this, I’m terrified kind of way. So I kept going. Any weight loss/strength gain now will help when I start running. I hope.

I really am wondering what possessed me to sign up for this. At the moment it feels like a bad idea. I’ve lost the spark. It would be all to easy to say “Eh, it was $40. Who cares if you don’t do it?” Because literally no one would know or care really. Except for me.

But that’s dangerous thinking. I need to do it because I need to. I want to prove to myself I can do it or at least fail trying. Not just quit before I’ve started.

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C2C progress

So I’ve been working on both C2C afghans daily.

Here’s one on top of the other. I love the scrappiness of the scrap C2C so much. I’ve decided to just use everything I’ve got and not really try to make it any kind of theme. Tough for me to do but I think it will be fun.

I have to go get some orange yarn today because it was 65 degrees this morning! I guess I needed to buy some “spring/summer” colors after all. Still getting used to the sudden changes in weather here.

All the snow melted yesterday but a cold front is coming it’s supposed to snow again tonight.

Really need to get used to these changes. LOL But it’s going to make for a very colorful Temperature Blanket!