Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Yarn Along



I missed crocheting that baby afghan so I decided to use some more scrap yarn and make another one. Adult size this time. This one will be for my daughter for when she moves out on her own. And since she has several years of nursing school yet to finish before she leaves the nest I have plenty of time. It's my mindless project right now. 

And we won't discuss how many projects I'm working on right now. There are a lot and I'm perfectly happy with that. There's one for every mood. 

Speaking of moods I heard about this book and had to download it. 


It discusses why Denmark is the country with the happiest people. Some I understand and agree with. Some, errrr.....not so much? I'm halfway done and it's definitely an eye opener.

What are you knitting and reading?  

Joining Ginny

28 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I keep saying I am going to learn to crochet, maybe soon?
Great looking blanket Donna and congratulations to your daughter, nursing school is hard, one of my daughter in loves is in the program too.
Very interesting sounding book, I didn't know that about the Danish people.

Jeannine said...

Love the colors!

Alisa Schenck said...

I love your crochet blanket....sooo fun! I love your sentiment of a project for every mood....a brilliant idea!!!

steph said...

Sounds like my kind of book!!! :) thanks for the recommendation...it's now on the list! (amazon loves me on Wednesdays!)

flyingjen said...

I love scrappy, mindless projects!

AsKatKnits said...

Adding this book to my reading list! Looks interesting! Thank you!

Sarah said...

I love your blanket, it's beautiful. I saw that book maybe on a recent yarn along post and thought it looked interesting too, maybe I can find it at the library!

Carole Julius said...

That blanket is so pretty and reminds me of one my Nana knit for me when I was a girl. It was feather and fan with all the scraps she had from the many hats and mittens she made. That book sounds interesting, thanks for the recommendation.

Opal @Threadlover said...

I adore color and your blanket is colorful. Let's see, I'm finally wrapping up a project that has been hibernating for two years. It's a chevron scarf and yesterday I knit a few rows with my handspun yarn. That was a first! I'm a new spinner.

Emily said...

Oh, I'm on a total crochet blanket kick lately! I don't think I'll knit another blanket again, honestly! That'll be perfect for your daughter to take with her!

Kerry Cogan said...

The colors in that blanket are to die for! I love crocheting blankets; in fact, I just finished one up--it's just the greatest feeling!

Kelly Ramstack said...

Hmmm, so what are some of their secrets to happiness? I think they spend a lot of time outside, don't they? I know the outdoors always brightens my mood.

kathy b said...

I want to know what Kelly wants to know? What's their secrets? I know they have liberal family leave with pay!!!! That would have made us so happy as we juggled kids and jobs and pumping breastmilk and schedules for years.
I need to take your cue and just keep at my never ending blanket until it is done@!

Christine Feldstein said...

Such pretty colors! I am like you Donna, I am working on several projects together, and it satisfies me! I didn't know the Danish people were such happy ones... anyway I like there decorating style.

Linda said...

I have so many projects going and so many books started. One project I just started - Great Divide shawl. I'm really liking this one! One of the books I'm reading and enjoying so much - "Be Frank With Me"...

Linda in VA

mamasmercantile said...

What a lovely gift for your daughter when she does move out, wrapped up in love.

Nancy McCarroll said...

Danish or not, we are about as happy as we make up our minds to be.

Thank you for your prayers; Julie is coming over the mountain to home today by ambulance.

Becki said...

I love the colors in that blanket!

Julia said...

The blanket is so bright and cheerful. I will definitely be looking into the book!

Desiree said...

Your blanket is amazing! What a great gift idea for your daughter!!! :) I love that you have a ton of projects on needles. I do too and for some reason I always feel guilty starting a new one. I should really not care and just enjoy the hobby!

Chrisknits b said...

I agree with Nancy, people are as happy as they allow themselves to be. I dislike when studies or theories suggest one group is this or that, especially when it comes to happiness. Happiness cannot be measured with any accuracy or control. The variables to happiness are too wide for true definition. And claims like these only end up making people question what is wrong, why aren't they happy. Cultures are different between countries and classes, so a blanket statement of happiness is really disingenuous.

elizabeth said...

it's really beautiful! nice to have simple projects without a deadline!

Heather Perry said...

Can you tell me what pattern you use for the blanket you are working on? Thanks!

Evelyn Hender said...

Nothing wrong with having lots of projects on the go. Means you've got something to work on whatever your mood :) I like the colours you're using in this project

Heather Perry said...

I love love love this blanket and I am so anxious to know the pattern you are using? Can you pleeease let me know : )

elns said...

You are going to town on those crochet stripes! I'm horribly boring, I'm still on the same sweater and I'm occasionally thumbing through the Prisoner of Azkaban ... again.

Elizabeth said...

Have you ever met someone with depression? Do you think we make up our minds to be unhappy? We're fighting like hell to be happy!

Elizabeth said...

Sorry my comment was supposed to be attached to an earlier post, but it didn't work!

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