Wednesday, May 21, 2014

to crochet, to read, to yarnalong

I took on a crocheting project during the long evenings of winter. Charlotte desired an afghan to put at the foot of her bed to cover herself, for the times when she might be on her bed reading and needed a cozy covering.

A soft acrylic yarn was used to crochet 6x6 inch squares. Five colors were randomly double-crocheted in strips of seven rows joined to five rows. You certainly could crochet any amount of rows, this simply was the size I determined for Charlotte's afghan. I must admit the most undesirable thing about this project was the joining of the squares. I made up my own manner of crocheting them together, which created a distinction between the right side and a wrong side, desiring a definite flattened right side for this afghan. Then a picot trim was added because the addition of picot trim always seems to enhance the beauty of any project.

And speaking of beauty,

 I am reading another book by Leslie Ludy. I have appreciated her heart in appealing to young woman to seek Jesus above all else. She gives parts of her own life story as well as real-life situations of other young women she has met. Leslie handles the Scriptures well as she gives practical actions in order for a  life to be changed, renewed, and shaped into a "set-apart woman".  I would recommend this book to a high school girl and up, but I would be quick to suggest that you read the book first since some of the content would benefit being discussed between parent and young person.

Linking up with Ginny for her weekly yarnalong. Come and join us!


GretchenJoanna said...

I really love the colors of that afghan - and your crocheting is beautiful.

mamasmercantile said...

Love the beautiful colour combination of the afghan. Would love to have seen it open.

melissa said...

Greetings sweet one. I've been remiss in blog visiting, but always enjoy reading your words. Beautiful family photos too. Love your hair. :)

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Cathy,
You can see how soft! ;-D
Very pretty, Blessings Linnie

Come join my give away :-)

the wayside wanderer said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the book recommendation. I went looking for it on PBS and found a different one by the same author. I ordered it and when it arrived my husband whisked it off. It is for my youngest daughter but we both hope to read through it before she does. Just the little I know of you I know you are trustworthy in your recommendations. I know I read here somewhere that you were studying Romans, too. I got excited about that and have to tell you the study is doing my heart such good. Blessings!

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