Good morning everyone - a very dull and dark start to the day here in the middle of the British Isles, after horrendous thunder and hail storms yesterday. At least where I live we have thankfully been spared the dreadful floods that have so badly affected other parts of the country, my heart goes out to all those that have been caught up in that over the past few weeks.
Well, even though it has been an extremely busy week I have managed to make 2 squares to contribute to the steadily-growing blanket project.
Would you like to see?
Loving the colours...
Surprising just how soothing some hooky time can be, the gentle repetition of the stitches and the satisfaction of making progress on yet another square...
Here are the two squares completed this week....
When I was having a little walk down memory lane looking at some photos from 2 years ago I found this, my first attempt since the 1980's of making granny squares:
After making these (for a bloggy swap) I didn't make any more until last autumn when I hooked some to make up into cushions. And now, somehow, I have become quite addicted to them. Never thought I would say that as I had previously found making them quite, ahem, boring. Not tiresome, just boring. But I think at the moment what I need is a nice, soothing, crafting project like running up squares for something that, in the end will (hopefully) be a large, reasonably impressive outcome. While making them I can really let my mind relax and wander . I find myself thinking about a lot of things whilst hooking away, but not stressful thoughts. I can concentrate on how the yarn feels, the scent of the hyacinths blooming on the windowsill, the sound of the rain (or indeed hail!) on the window, the sound of the cats purring as they sprawl on the carpet at my feet. All very soothing, very necessary things to be aware of - the simple, little things that form part of the pattern of my life. And yes, I can think to myself, it isn't all work, work, work, there are so many precious moments to be made the most of.
Hope you have the chance to appreciate the simple things today!