Thursday, February 2, 2012

Yarn Lovin' - Crazy Blue Granny

I am starting a topic and eventually a page called "Yarn Lovin'."  This is where I will share with you my love for yarn and crochet.  I will post about patterns, projects, yarns and resources that I have found.  I am no expert but it is a fun hobby that I love enough to share on my blog!

Today I would like to share with you a little about one of my favorite hobbies.  I love to Crochet.  To be frank, I have not finished many projects over the years.  However, right now I am working on an afghan for my husband that I plan to put on the very short list of completed projects.  I tend to pick very intricate or large projects, then get bored or overwhelmed and put it aside.  Then a while later I will move on to the next space eating project!  This time I picked a granny square afghan but with a "jamie" twist.  Instead of following a pattern I am using several colors my husband likes and making different sized and patterned squares then will put them all together "abstract like" and call it my Crazy Blue Granny Afghan!  Below is a pic of the progress I have made on the squares, laid out on the blanket I am using for sizing.

I have since complete more squares but do not want to get it all laid out again to collect more animal fur!  

I have found that crocheting is very therapeutic.  Taking time for things that I purely enjoy while not accomplishing something valuable for my family, home or spirituality makes me feel guilty.  I know that is not really healthy but God is working in me one thing at a time!  With crocheting I can be accomplishing something, making something we need or as a gift to one I love and still get much needed "down time" for my brain and body. I do know that I will have to actually complete projects for this to hold any water and remind myself of it daily! :)

Since the granny square is new to me (as well as finishing a project) my next challenge is deciding the best way to connect the squares.  The whip stitch and the slip stitch do not seem sturdy enough but the single crochet leaves a big ridge that I am not sure would be very comfortable.  Today I will be trying to do the single crochet with a smaller hook to see if it helps.   If any of you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.  Do you have a favorite hobby?  Do you struggle with finishing projects?

Note - I did find a cool yarn lovers site that keeps me motivated since I find so many cool ideas and people on it.  If you are a fellow yarn lover, check out  My name on the site is "jamiej76."  If you join, look me up!  I would love to share notes and projects with you!

Today I am linking up with Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party Time at

Have a blessed and beautiful day!


  1. I sure wish I could crochet Jamie. Wonderful idea and loving the squares!

    1. Thank you Charina! It is a nice hobby and not too expensive. Once you get the basics down on how to hold the yarn and needle, it is actually very simple. Now, reading the patterns is another beast altogether! My husband reads welding codes all day and said he would rather do that than try to follow a crochet pattern! :)

  2. I wish we lived closer I would love to have you teach me how to crochet. I would make you lunch, serve you tea and crochet with you :-)Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

    1. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! I love your linky party and plan to join every week! Thank you for hosting it! :)


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