Playing With Yarn

Pastel Pick-me-up

Is anyone else having a rough go at the moment? Who else is feeling recently like they’re MacGyvered together with chewing gum and scotch tape? We know what we have to do, right? Get more sleep, drink less caffeine, go for a walk, eat a vegetable. Gotta get around to doing all that. In the meantime, I’m comfortable wallowing in my feelings for a bit longer while Autumn rolls in. …Until I’m all “Ahh so this is what feelings are like. Erm ok no thanks.” Then back to normal lol

Anyway, on those days where it gets gloomy, I give myself a yarny infusion! Today I’m having a pastel pick-me-up! Playing with colors from my Scheepjes | Cotton 8* yarn pegs. Yes they’re tied off with a surgeon’s knot, but I like to leave the messy ends hanging.

Conjured a My Little Pony “Friendship is Magic” vibe for this one as my kids are watching the new episodes on Netflix. Cotton 8 has a fantastic range of oranges, which is something many yarn lines cannot say, but I’ve saved those for a different hexie project [Link coming soon] ๐Ÿ™‚

These are, starting with the dark pink at the bottom and moving clockwise:

Cotton 8: 719 Pink, 718 Light Pink, 529 Violet, 726 Moors, 721 Heath, 563 Bright Blue, 723 Sea Green, 665 Light Blue Green, 664 Pastel Green, 508 Soft Yellow.

And of course, the Theme of the Month (TOTM) at CypressTextiles is….. Drumroll….. Hexagons! So I had to make a fun and sunny hexagon to lift me up until all my hecks-are-gone. …No? Just me? Ok. ๐Ÿ˜†

I present: the Sunshine Blanket – a freebie pattern coming soon. You’ll love the beginner-friendly granny stitch Join as-you-go YouTube video. Check the September Calendar for dates! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  2. Your list of fixes is something I consider everyday, so I’m with you on that. I am wanting to try my hand at hexies. I love that shape. May all our hecks be gone!

    • Yes!! It’s something our give-sacrifice-give-give selves need to consider… We know “tough love” and discipline are healthy for taking care of our children, but by the time we circle back around to ourselves, we’ve given so much that we just want comforting funsies like a cup of coffee and the couch! Lol… Love love the hexie! It is indeed very sexy.. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

  3. I haven’t tried using cotton yet. It looks so lovely in your photos. And I’ve never heard of the surgeon’s knot. Off to check it out now! I hope you’re on the way back up. ๐Ÿ™‚