:: A New Love For Cotton ::
Thank you to those of you who have inquired as to my whereabouts. Everything has been okay with me, but there have been a few things that have happened within my family that have made me pause and reflect on life a bit. Most of you already know and I want to THANK YOU for your heartfelt thoughts and message. They were all truly touching. Lately I've been holding those I love a little bit closer and trying to look at things with a different perspective. Not an easy thing to do. There for awhile, I shut everything and everyone out! But....let's just say....I'm doing okay for now. I'm not better and I'm not good....just okay.
I've been keeping busy the last couple of weeks. Getting back into things that I love to do. It helps. Making blankets have been one of those things so that's what I've been doing. Last week I actually went out and about by myself. I went to Michael's to look around with no intent on buying anything.....well....that didn't work. I stumble across some new yarn. Maybe some of you have already seen it or used. It's made by BERNAT, called MAKER- HOME DEC. It's 72% cotton and 28% nylon. It's hands down the best cotton yarn I've ever used. Now I'm not 100% sure if it's good for making washcloths but for blankets, rugs, or pillows I would highly recommend it. It's wonderful.
I made this blanket in four days. I forgot how fun it is to just sit and relax, watch a little tv, talk on the phone and enjoy. It's amazing how quickly you can make a blanket with one solid color. In the past, I used to dread making a blanket and most times I would get discouraged or loose interest real quick. Then next it would all go into the closet never to be seen again for what seemed decades. Yes~ I used to be quite the little waster of yarn. But....happy to say....not in this case. I used every single skin of yarn. Alternating between rows of doubles and trebles. Came out quit nice.
Also matches the color scheme throughout the house. It travels with me from room to room. Really from Lauren's room to the living room.
I just love it........
Well, I guess that's it for today. I'm glad I started blogging again. I miss everyone.
I'' be back soon.
Sincerely, s h a r i ♥