Yarn Along: Making daisies

daisy crochet squares and book the shock of the fallBring it on, Autumn. I’m ready. I have a pile of books, calling out to be read. I have a basketful of yarn perfect to complete my next blanket. Plus the wood shed is full of chopped wood.

daisy crochet squaresThe idea of curling up by the woodstove, adding a few more squares to my blanket is quite appealing. Or reading another chapter. Tempting.

Of course, I am ahead of myself. Temperature might have dropped slightly, but the fire blazing is probably premature. I still have the garden to tidy up and fruit to preserve for the Winter. Plenty to do.

My crocheting and reading is limited to the evenings. I’m making progress with my squares. Tending to work with one colour on a few squares at the same time.

start of daisy crochet squares

Bookwise, I have justΒ  finished “The Shock of the Fall”. Picked up on one of my trips to the Oxfam book shop. It is quite a read. Raw and emotional. As a Psychology graduate, books featuring mental illness have always interested me. For anyone looking for an insight into the mind of someone with schizophrenia, it’s well worth a read as it’s written in the first person. For anyone that justs wants to understand the suffering of others with a mental illness, you should read it.

It’s one of those books that I had to read to the end, but looked forward to it ending. Raw, like I’ve said.Β  It’s so well written that the suspense holds you right to the last page. Ending with a glimmer of hope. Shouldn’t all stories?

Warning. Have tissues ready.

daisy crochet squares and bookSo. Back to my pile of unread books. Might try something a little bit more light and cheerful. Daisies seem a wonderful contrast and uplifting, don’t you think?

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along today. Been some time since I last joined in, and first time with crocheting. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations and book recommendations. Let me know what you’ve been up to.

22 thoughts on “Yarn Along: Making daisies

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 1:59 pm
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    What darling little daisies! I find I have to alternate between good heavy emotional books and more fluffy reading or it all gets to be a bit much. I love the paper cut design of the book’s cover. I’m ready for fall knitting by the fireside too!

    • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 3:34 pm
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      The paper cut book covers seem to be a trend at the moment. They catch my eye, which probably says a lot about me! I think I need to find something fluffy, but not too fluffy, next.

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 2:23 pm
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    Love your daisy πŸ™‚
    Really nice colours.
    x

    • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 3:34 pm
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      Thanks. Took my daughters with me and they helped to choose.

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 2:56 pm
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    the squares for your blanket are coming along beautifully! and hear hear to autumn and winter and more knitting and crochet time! The Shock of the Fall sounds fascinating, though when it comes to mental illness/learning disabilities I find such topics almost too raw, having grown up with a severely autistic brother. Having said this the fact that books and conversations are more and more occurring around these sorts of topics is joyous. thanks for sharing and I do hope it’s not too raw for you upon ending! jenny xxx http://www.thegeekyknitter.co.uk

    • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 3:37 pm
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      I totally agree that it’s good to have more books and writing about mental illness. Raising awareness and understanding is good. Our schools are starting to talk more about it too. Hopefully the next generation will be a more open and tolerant bunch.

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 4:38 pm
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    Your daisy squares are so pretty! What a lovely design.

    • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 6:40 pm
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      Thank you. Hopefully I’ll have it finished for the Spring.

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 7:09 pm
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    Gorgeous crochet!
    Thanks for the garden tidy reminder I must get out and attack what needs doing before the forecast rain and snow arrive ….sob

    • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 10:02 am
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      I hope you get there first. Can’t imagine losing things under the snow as long as you do.

  • Wednesday 23 September, 2015 at 11:36 pm
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    Your daisies are darling! Love Love Love them. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your time working on them.

    • Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 10:14 am
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      I’m really enjoying crocheting the daisies. Hope the final effect works. We’ll see.

  • Friday 25 September, 2015 at 1:11 am
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    Your daisy squares are beautiful!

    • Thursday 1 October, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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      Thank you, Becki!

  • Sunday 27 September, 2015 at 4:50 am
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    I love your daisies — they’re going to make such a beautiful, cheerful blanket! I added your book to my to-read list. Your description won me over! πŸ™‚

    • Thursday 1 October, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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      I hope so!I think it will feel more like a Spring/Summer blanket. I hope you find the book interesting. I know I did. (Seems wrong to say enjoyable or entertaining!)

  • Tuesday 29 September, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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    ooh i have that book but not started it not ready for anything heavy need the lightness of diasies at the moment

    • Thursday 1 October, 2015 at 6:09 pm
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      It’s taken me a while to be able to pick up books again that might make me cry. I was fine before the children, but I did go through a few years after they were born when I just couldn’t do it. Still prefer the daisy effect. πŸ™‚

  • Thursday 1 October, 2015 at 6:17 pm
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    I love your daisy squares. (I have a bit of a thing about daisies.) Is there a pattern for them, and is it one a novice could manage?

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