Thursday, February 2, 2017

gratitude blanket 2017.

There are so many great long-term projects out there…the cozy memories blanket and the temperature blanket are just a few that have come across our radar and we love them! We thought a beautiful project for ourselves for the year 2017 would be something we call the “Gratitude Blanket”. Positivity goes a long way and this blanket is the perfect way to reflect on all the good happening in our lives, drawing us away from the negative thoughts that can so cleverly creep in.

Here is the idea behind this project. Make a list of things that you are grateful for (a minimum of 6) and assign a colour of yarn for each. These can be as general or specific as you like. Each day, contemplate on one thing that you are grateful for and stitch a row of your blanket in the colour that corresponds. Of course, we are sure that when you stop to think about all that you have to be grateful for that day, you will have a variety of colors to choose from for your next row.

Also, this project doesn’t have to last the entire year…if you are going through a particularly difficult time at some point through the year and just need something positive to dwell on, this is a great project to pick up. So the options are endless…you may wish to do one huge blanket, or you may wish to do several smaller blankets throughout the year, each meaning something different for you.

We would love to have you join us on Ravelry or on Instagram for a CAL (crochet along) full of positive vibes! Whether you are dealing with a trial of some kind or just want to adopt a more positive attitude, this CAL is meant to encourage and inspire you along your journey.

Not many rules, as this should be a reflection of you and a very personal project.
Nitty Gritty:
  • Pick any blanket pattern (full size, throw, or baby blanket) that you think will lend itself nicely to this concept or you can follow along with Kim. She is using her own design - the Cozy Cottage Throw and she is offering 20% off with coupon code "GRATITUDEBLANKET".
  • Pick a minimum of 6 colours to include in your blanket.
  • Your project must be started and finished within 2017.
  • Positive vibes only and keep it clean.
Cozy Cottage Throw by Kim Miller

Other than that, let your creative juices flow and have fun! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

tara and kim.