Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Little Things


I had an idea that I would crochet an Easter garland, and ordered some lovely colors in this yarn. But it's clear that crochet is largely foreign to me. As I happily perused patterns and pictures of various crochet flowers, the one thing that didn't cross my mind was gauge. When the thread arrived and I realized how small a hook I'd be using, my vision had to be revised. The flowers are smaller than I'd like, but they work up quickly and I intend to make a lot of them.

However, lately I've been drawn to my hexipuffs. Another quick and dirty project, and one I don't even have to look at much while knitting. I do need to buckle down on the flowers if I want a garland by Easter, though.

I've been reading a little of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn at night, but mostly I've been rereading Story of a Soul and The Hidden Face . I think I will read about Therese's family next, especially since her parents are being canonized soon, and her sister Leonie's cause for canonization was just opened. I've been on a Therese "kick" since reading Shirt of Flame, and I think her autobiography was perfect for me to read right now.

Linking up with Ginny's yarn along.

10 comments:

  1. Oh your yarn looks perfect for those little flowers - such a nice shine and lovely colour!

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  2. love that basket of thin yarn and I know you can crochet a garland! Looks like your reading has a theme :)

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  3. The flowers look beautiful - very delicate.

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  4. Such beautiful color yarn! I'm sure you will make it work with a project. I loved Story of a Soul.

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  5. those itty flowers are just so darn cute!!!! love them. and dainty! I really think you're going to be super happy you chose that yarn!!!

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  6. This yarn looks so pretty in the colors you have chosen. I'm excited to see your finished project.

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  7. Blessed (soon to be saint!)! Louis and Zelie 's letters are good- and especially nice for when you just have a little time to read here and there, as you can just read one at a time. It helped me to get to know Zelie a lot better- she was different from what I expected!

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  8. sounds like good Lenten reading kick to me :) fun garland idea and the hexipuffs are always fun :)

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  9. I love the colors of your thread. You are going to have a lot of pretty little flowers.

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  10. Lovely, lovely colors.

    What do you do with the hexipuffs, anyway?

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