One of goals this year is to make a blanket and I think I’ve found one. While reading Hazel’s blog on Saturday, I found out that on Instagram @mummy_stacey came up with the idea of creating a mood blanket for 2014.
The idea is to create a key that correlates a yarn colour to a feeling I might have during the year. I can either do a block a day, or 52 blocks (one per week). The one block a day is too much for me and I want a blanket a little bigger than the 52 block one. So I’ve decided to tweak the rules a little bit.
What I’m going to do is this:
- Record my mood every day.
- At the end of the week, see which mood is the predominant one for the week
- Based on the number of days the predominant mood is felt, that’s the amount of rounds I’ll do on my blanket for the week. For e.g. if I feel contented 4 days of the 7, I’ll do four rounds on my blanket to represent that week. Every “week” will be separated by two rounds of beige. At the end of the year, I should have a gigantic blanket representing how I felt every week of the year.
The pattern I’m using for my blanket is the Giant Granny Square Blanket by Purl Bee.
My key is attached to the images posted above. If you hover your mouse at the bottom of each tile, the colour and feeling attached will pop up. But just in case it doesn’t, from top to bottom, left to right, here’s the key:
- Orange: Energetic
- Magenta: Moody / Sad
- Lemongrass: Excited
- Purple: Happy
- Teal: Refreshed
- Beige: Border and Separator rounds
- Pastel Yellow: Tired / Sick
- Red: Upset / Fearful
- Violet: Content
I didn’t want to use dull colours to reflect “negative” feelings that’s why my colour scheme is so bright. LOLOL!!!
I’m already a little late with getting started but I can’t wait to work through my year on this project. This year, rather than 52 years of blessings, I’ll be chronicling my 52 weeks in feelings and yarn! 😀 This baby is going to help me stash-down a nice chunk of the acrylic yarn that’s in my stash. A beautiful blanket and a great stash-down project, I’ll say that’s a win!!!
Fantastic idea! It will be great to look through your progress and see what you pick each week also the great finished blanket at the end of the year!!
Yes. I’m really enjoying this project and it’s really helping me to discern and re-channel negative feelings.
This is going to be amazing. Can’t wait to watch the progress!
Thank you so much Andi! I’m counting on all of you who read this here lil blog to keep me on my toes re this project in particular cause I need to finish it!
Ahhh, such a great idea!! It’s gonna be fantastic!
I’m loving it already! 😀
I love making blankets!!!!
This is such an awesome idea 🙂
I thought it was too. Whoever came up with it, they’re definitely on to something. I can’t wait to see what it looks like at the end of the year! It’s going to be a doozy!!! 😀
There is also a temperature scarf going on ravelry 🙂 Your blanket is going to be so pretty!!
I started tonight. I’m hooking and doing a dance! LOLOL! I know I’m going to have to slough through the longer rounds the bigger the blanket gets but I can’t wait to have it done.
Yay!!! do post monthly updates so we can admire it 🙂
Definitely! 😀 I might even do bi-weekly updates.
This is a good idea for stash busting and a great idea to tell your story in a blanket. Funny coincidence about this is that this morning, way before reading your post, I grabbed one the unfinished pieces of my knitted blanket so I could make a little progress on that project. Good luck and have fun with your mood project! -Nizzy
Great minds think alike! 😀
In fact, I hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea as I really like it…..
Not at all!!! Borrow away. That’s why we do right? Inspire each other! 😀
Oh I like your idea 🙂 Instead of doing a square you are doing 4 rounds in your blanket. I like your colour choices.
Thanks Hazel! I can’t wait to link the first installment with you!
And actually, four is just an example. How many ever days I feel how I feel predominantly, that’s how many rounds I’ll crochet. So it could be 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7. That should make for an interesting blanket! 😀
I think this is an awesome idea, looking forward to watching your progress on this one.
Thanks Ash! Remember to hit me over the head when I start slacking! 😀