Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Crochet Granny Squares For a Baby Blanket

Crochet granny squares in lemon variegated yarn
Some of my readers may remember me talking about my sweet old neighbour before.  She is in her 70's and is now blind in one eye and loosing her sight in the other. These little lemon yellow squares are her handiwork. She started this sweet project many years ago and now she is unable to finish it.


When she showed me and spoke about it, I could see the regret that all that work would go to waste and the little baby blanket will never be finished.

Crochet granny squares in lemon variegated yarn

I have offered to finish it for her, she still has the pattern which I thought she had given to me with the squares but somehow I've ended up with a different one instead. I'll ask her for it and I hope to show you the pattern with the finished project.

Have you ever finished someone else's project for them?


Crochet granny squares in lemon variegated yarn