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Monday, January 5, 2015

comfy blanket:keeping track of color



KEEPING TRACK


I have developed my own system for keeping track, more purposefully, of my color order, for this particular project. 
I love to have a basket, a place to hold all my yarn in a given endeavor. I found this adorable basket at a resale shop, clean and long, but it still needed a pretty quilt to keep the yarn from catching.

I created my color 'swatches', which were pre-determined and now I hang them from the edge of said basket, in the order in which I would like to crochet them. I will re-determine the next round of colors, after I have done through this round.



Here are my first three colors or 6 rows. I had to get the hang of this simple, but new pattern, but once I did, I really was on a major roll.


I LOVE the way the sun is hitting the soft stitches...I am very pleased with how this looks.



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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.