Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mood Blanket

Over the past few days I have been seeing on Instagram lots of photos of people planig mood blankets.  Basically you chose some yarn and give each one a mood.  The moods I have chosen are:

Tired, Mixed Emotions, Relaxed, Sad, Calm,
Creative, Excited, Uncertain, Frustrated, Meh,
Sensitive, Determined, Lazy, Bored, Overwhelmed,
Anxious, Worried, Proud, Stressed, 
Angry and Happy.

I then chose these 21 colours of Stylecraft Special DK:


                         Aspen                             Meadow                           Sherbet          


                     Turquoise                           Cloud Blue                             Aster


                        Teal                                 Emperor                              Shrimp


                       Silver                                Lavender                             Wisteria


                           Bluebell                              Raspberry                               Plum


                      Fondant                                Clematis                             Magenta


                  Pomegranate                           Lipstick                               Saffron

I am making a jewel granny square; 3 rounds in a circle then edged in Graphite Grey.

At this point I have chosen not to say which mood is which colour (and before you ask, yes they are in a different order!).  I am using Stylecraft because I have quite a bit in my stash and sadly little funds to buy enough yarn for another project.  I may need to top up some colours but that's fine but this year my One Little Word In Winnow and clutter is one thing that needs to go from our home.  I have way too much yarn and way too many half completed projects and this year I am working on reducing both.

You can see my squares on my Instagram feed which can be found by clicking the Instagram button on the top right.  Hoping to keep up but I will at least keep a note of the colour yarn I need to use.

Is anyone else taking part in this project?


Holly said...

This is such a cool idea!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! Will you sew all the squares together in day order or mix them up?

Might fancy having a go with this but only doing a couple of squares a week as I don't think I could like up with a square every day for a whole year.

Good luck and please show us your progress as you go on. Would love to see what mood is related to each colour

alexa said...

Is is such an interesting idea and some of those colour combinations are just yummy ... And grey is an all time favourite of mine :).

Timewaitsfornomum said...

What a great idea, I love this and look forward to seeing how it all comes together (and trying to guess which colour is which mood!) Thank you for linking up with #guiltypleasures

Emma T said...

Great idea. I was doing granny squares (in general), but I hate changing colours as it's such a faff. Instead, I might change to plain colour circles or squares. Might mean I actually get round to finishing more than 4 squares!