All posts filed under: Mood Blanket 2014

The Creative Mind: Which type are you?

With 7 billion (as of 2012) people on the planet, sometimes it feels like there are 7 billion different personalities… As it turns out though, as speculated by Carl Jung, there are just 16 unique personality types, and once you figure out which personality type you are, your life will make a lot more sense. Have you ever felt… different? I actually believe that every single person has felt different than those around them on some level at some point (introverts and extroverts alike), but knowing your Jung Personality Type unlocks key information about yourself that you were unable to fully understand before. My Jung journey started when I was shocked to find out that my Crochet Mood Blanket (January 2014 post) had very serious colors – pales and darks – instead of the tropical rainbow brights that I generally consider my “soul colors” (or colors with which I feel most comfortable). It seemed that while I dress in brights, and I work with mostly brights, my insides are seriously lacking in saturation… What a total shock to me! …

Daily Mood Blanket 2014: January

Back to Daily Mood Blanket 2014 Main January 7th: First week complete! I didn’t join the last four squares at this point because I am switching my joining method to a continuous join-as-you-go. (Why didn’t I think of that sooner?! Facepalm..) January 14th: I haven’t updated this post in a little while, although I’ve been making my squares along the way. Here is my progress as of today: (PHOTO) Changes that I have made: 1) I am not necessarily adhering to the color chart that I linked in the main project post, because it felt too much like I was trying to pigeon-hole myself into a certain mood color.. as in, I was reading the moods and sort of selecting one from a menu rather than really picking a color from my gut. PS: YES that is a metallic shiny GOLD on my birthday January 13th – haha! Who doesn’t feel like a rock star on her birthday?! 2) I am joining continuously (here is a link to my tutorial page on that). I did stray from my tutorial pattern in …

Daily Mood Blanket 2014

Here are my daily moods of 2014 by month. I am using the Carey Jolliffe Graphic Arts collection of Pantone Matching System colors – visual aid here – to select my mood color. January || February || March || April May || June || July || August September || October || November || December * * * * * Layout, square pattern, and joining info: When I saw that the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 project was circulating around Instagram, I felt its strong gravitational pull. Now, there are over 700 people who have signed up to make a blanket that reflects their changing moods through the year. What a wonderful idea this has been! Thank you IG user @mummy_stacey for your work organizing this project. For more information on how color relates to mood (lots of links!), and to join up with the daily mood blanket group, please check out my previous post “Color and Your Mood.” Essentially, for this project I will be creating a square each day with a yarn color that represents my mood. I’ll be …

Color and Your Mood

My interest in how color and mood are related began long ago when I put a quarter in a machine, turned the knob, and out popped the ring that would turn my finger green for weeks to come: the mood ring. So mysterious! So accurate! So adjustable! Read more about your favorite 70s fad on wikipedia, at retroland.com, or buy a dozen for yourself and all your friends here! Below, you can see my favorite online visual for colors and the moods commonly associated with them. It is from Carey Jolliffe Graphic Arts, and you can read a very detailed related article on the fabulous TheUltraLinx.com here. I love how there are so many colors! Here is another pretty graphic outlining some color moods. In the newly emerging 2014, a big chunk of the online crochet community will be paying special attention to the relationship between mood and color, because of a wonderful project started by Instagram user Mummy_Stacey. Here are some links related to the “Crochet Mood Blanket 2014” project: Mummy_Stacey Instagram feed Interested in the project? …