Thirty Days of Thanksgiving | Day 17
Today I had the rare joy of exploring a hobby that I haven’t picked up in a long time – crocheting. My Grandma taught me how to crochet when I was a kid. Its quite easy for me…sort of. I’ve had the stitches down for years and know most of the abbreviations in a pattern, but I’ve lacked the time/desire/attention to detail to sit down and actually make something according to a pattern. I’ve tried, but then I get bored or I miss a stitch (or add an extra) and before i knew it my project was lopsided and decidedly un-cute.
Today I decided to change that. I pulled out some yarn that I’d had for a few years, found a somewhat challenging pattern for an infinity scarf (I’ve been wanting one for awhile) and off I went. I’ve been extremely detail oriented, counting my stitches and such and so far it is looking really good! Big pat on the back for me. :) Here is what I have so far:
This photo was taken with my iPhone 5 and processed (just a bit of contrast and a border) with Snapseed – by far my favorite iPhone editing app.
Today I am thankful for:
- Google – seriously, how did we ever live without it? I got a crocheting refresher this morning (thank you YouTube) and figured out what I was supposed to do with the Baby Butternut Squashes I got in my CSA box. Technology is amazing!
- Speaking of technology, I hadn’t mentioned the amazing awesome iPhone 5 my husband got me for our anniversary! (He opted to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy SIII as my gift to him). I upgraded from an iPhone 4 and the difference is substantial. Mostly I’m talking about Siri. She cracks me up (and is also quite useful)!
- A day at home to chill and crochet with nothing (extremely) pressing hanging over my head. It was blissful!
What are you thankful for today?
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