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Sunday, December 28, 2014

wooly, wavy, crochet blanket

Merry Christmas to all from,

 Magnanimous!!







I was given this lovely, mostly wool, with knobby bits, crochet yarn, a couple years ago. I fiddled around with it some in the past, but never really made anything.  Eventually, like most winters, I start hankering for a mindless, hook sensational, crochet project. I was so happy hooking away at this. It turned out much better than I even suspected it would. I love the way it feels, the way it flows and falls so comfy on my lap, so soft and yet somewhat heavy.  I ended up falling in love with the soft, muted colors.

What do you think?

It was so easy, as every therapeutic, mindless crochet project should be.  

Here's the hook scoop:

Single crochet stich, J hook, chain across (don't remember number of stitches, so measure what you like) alternating non-equal stripes, for variety, leaving just enough to round out the edging with a lovely single, skip stitch. It turned out to be about baby blanket or lap size.

I love it, especially next to the Christmas tree.

Now, on to the next project for the rest of the winter.



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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.