I have created this blog as an outlet for my creativity. I absolutely LOVE making and creating things! Crochet has been my newest hobby. When winter hits and snow falls, all I want to do is curl up with my hooks, some yarn, fun music and create. I find crochet completely relaxing. I feel so accomplished when I finish a project, don't you? Lately I have been making various earwarmers for myself, friends, and my new baby girl. I am still new to crochet, so I have not made many patterns myself, but I love finding free patterns online and adding my own touch.
For starters, I am about to embark on a new project/journey. A blanket. And not just any blanket... a RIPPLE Blanket! Daunting, yes. I have heard many stories of people starting blankets, fully meaning to finish, but for some reason or another unable to complete it. My hope and goal is that since I have this blog, and I have you readers to answer to, You will help keep me motivated. :)
I found this wonderfully awesome pattern on this wonderfully awesome blog. Lucy does such an amazing job explaining her pattern. :) Thanks Lucy!!!
Well, last night I took the first step on this journey. I picked and bought the colors. AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! Big decisions! I live in a small town and so don't have a lot of yarn options, but there is a Joanns near by. Since I am still relatively new with crochet, I don't have a ton of experience with yarn. I am kinda picky with textures and I LOVE soft fabrics. I have found that Caron Simply Soft is exactly what I'm looking for, so I will make my Ripple Blanket with it. Now to the colors. There are soooooo many to choose from. So many color combos. I had to decide what feeling I was going for. Bright and cheery, soft and relaxed, bold and wild. I have always loved the colors associated with the northern coast. Calm blues and grays of various shades. Well, I found what I was looking for in the isles of Joanns.
Cute basket huh? I got it from my sister-in-law :) It's perfect for housing my projects.
My wonderful puppy Kami, posing for the camera :) I love her.