Is this one of those days? You know the ones, the days when you feel like Atlas has nothing on you and your poor aching shoulders? One of those days when you are happy to wallow, and roll in the muck and mire of your life?
Yup, that’s the kind of day this has been for me, a day when I feel like taking out a few balls of yarn and making a security blanket.
Oh, didn’t I say? No, I guess I was too busy wallowing. Yes, I crochet in single and double, and wonderful intricate patterns in multiple colors of yarns.
If I am going to make a security blanket for myself and not just a gift for a friend, I might want to sort all my hanks and balls and line up my pretty fabric storage boxes and decide on a plan of action, the size of the hook and the thickness of the yarn and …
I might start with a pale baby blue, the lightest shade of baby blue and line it up with another shade of blue, just a tad darker and between them, I might put a light ivory. Since this is for my security, I think it might be better to use three or four colors and perhaps even two or three shades of each color.
What would you think of blue, yellow, pink and ivory? In case I get strung out and tired half way through I can always convert it for a baby blanket. Keep the colors soft and easy to cuddle.
I don’t like to cuddle with bright colors, although I love to weave different bright colors with muted shades and get that wonderful marble effect of double and single lines and …
I know. I’ll end it with a double row of crocheted ruffles, soft and wide and trimmed in the last color … let me see. Would you put the lighter shade or the darkest shade as the last?
Practically speaking, putting a darker, or a stronger color on the edge will wear better. A security blanket for a writer will get a great deal of wear and care and the darker shade at the edge will not soil as easily.
You could always think of the stronger color at the end as the color that can take the most abuse and still look great. After a few cuddles and a few restless nights, you can tumble wash and pat, pat, towel, air dry, shake lightly, and let the sun warm the yarn and start over again.
And because I am in the muck and mire of it all, I can’t decide how to end. I like the ruffle idea and I could always play with that. Ruffle my feathers perhaps? Tuck in all the loose ends? Tie off the last stitch and remember …
Tomorrow is another chance to flip over and have a great day.
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