Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Yarn Along

Happily joining Ginny and the gang over at Small things for this weeks Yarn along.
I talked about this pattern in last week's Yarn along post. Having burned a hole in my pocket with such luxurious yarn, I'm on the far more sensible cotton version now ; ) I'm just having fun with these really, they're for me so I can play a little. I wanted something lightweight enough to wear indoors, especially with three-quarter length sleeves which I seem to have a lot of. Doing a bit of my own research, I want to see how the cotton will wear and hold up over time.
The pattern works in straight edges from the bottom up, this time around I wanted shaping so I started at the wrist and worked into both sides of the chain. I just kept trying it on and the increases for the hand came very easily. It's good for me to have to figure these things out as I go, I guess that's how you move on when you learn a new skill, and I've been really wanting to move on : ) It fits me very well, so I hope I can remember what I did for the second one!

This week I'm leafing through Heal Your Body  A-Z, the mental causes for physical illness and the way to overcome them by Louise L. Hay. It's a reference guide to the possible mental patterns behind health and well-being issues. Her earlier book 'You can heal your Life' was quite a ground-breaking study for me when in my twenties and grappling with many things. I haven't used affirmations for many a long day now and I'm not at all sure about her approach any more either. I don't see things in such a simplistic way, I think there are probably many many reasons why our health falters at particular times, some of them complex. Still its interesting to dip into and see what resonates, and some of the affirmations really spark nostalgia, take me back to that other time. I'd definitely rather be here, that's for sure!

Thanking you for visiting this week, and for all your lovely feedback last week : )
Looking forward to seeing what you've been working on and reading, M


  1. I absolutely love those cheery colors-such a lovely combination! I would be interested to hear how they work out; they are fun! I get the hole-burning syndrome too. ;)
    ang (peach coglo)

  2. Love the colour combo :) And nice one with the adaptations, sounds like you put a lot of thought into it :)

  3. I like the color combo too! If the red were brighter (glad it's not), it would vibrate. Not sure if you'd want to wear dizzying colors on your arms and hands though. Oh and yes, I've had many holes burned clear through!

    (can't seem to post with my regular typepad account so using my google account)

  4. Another vote for the colour combo: one of my favourites!! I'm liking more and more the idea of those wrist warmers: never thought I'd say it, but my wrists regularly feel cold: a sign of old age?! Eeeek!!! I love Louise L Hay- Have been positively affirming since my teens!!

  5. These look gorgeous! I am very tempted to have a go. As much as I love to crochet, I am very attached to my upcycled wristwarmers ( old shrunken socks that for just right now on arms: ) I would sure like to take a closer look though. I love these colors on you and they will be amazing with your crochet collars.
    Healing comes in all shapes and sizes, Thank God. Miss Hay, helped me through some tough days too, a part of a journey and a greater picture. Looking forward to our next gathering crochet sister. x