Daily Archives: February 5, 2016


There is always beauty (Mood Blanket 2016)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m doing a CAL for a Temperature Blanket 2016 – but instead of actual temperatures, I’m charting my moods. Every day I crochet a square, in a yarn colour representing the mood of that day.

I did NOT think this would be such a powerful thing, but it is. It totally is. I find that as I spend a few minutes each day wondering how I feel, and paying tribute to how I feel, no matter what mood I’m in, that really helps me to not only appreciate my day and my life, but also feel like I’m doing something worthwhile with it.

Would you like to join me?

Here’s a free pattern for the squares!
(are you a knitter? I based my pattern on this one by Shelly Kang)

Here’s a colour chart per skein from left to right:
(of course you can substitute for your predominant/significant moods)

1) depressed, self-loathing; 2) sad, lonely; 3) solid, at peace; 4) good; 5) strong, happy, peaceful; 6) joyful; 7) boisterous, fun but bit hyper; 8) shielding anxiety from self, pushing boundaries; 9) anxious; 10) blind panic or agression towards self, ‘fight or flight mode’.

day17

I consider 3-7 to be ‘good moods’. As you can see, in reality I have a lot of 8-9 as well. But no matter how I feel… it’s good to make beauty out of these mood swings. 🙂


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