I often wish I had access to the yarn store 24 hours a day. Sometimes, inspiration strikes and yarn is needed immediately, but unfortunately, my life doesn't allow for instant yarn gratification. In fact, even when I have time set aside for such adventures, it's far from the hours of meandering that I long for. Usually I know I have 10 minutes before the kids lose their cool and every single trip I have to scold them for unraveling the yarn in the cart. Ah, the joys of motherhood.
But sometimes, I pick myself up by my bootstraps and realize that my own home is practically a small version of a yarn shop and I'm able to move forward with projects as they come to me. Recently, I noticed small amounts of several shades of gray (all Lion Brand Vanna's Choice) in one of my yarn hoarding baskets. Ombre starting with black and fading to white seemed to be the obvious choice so off I started crocheting a simple square, not knowing exactly where it might lead me. It came out dark and moody, and I realized how it matched my own mood on that particular day. But I wasn't exactly thrilled about my mood and imagined a sunnier, happier contrast. So I made one. It was a rainbow square. (All but one of the colors is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.)
Turns out, those bad boys were destined to become something grand--a mood pillow. One side is stormy and ominous; the other is cheerful, bright, and practically perfect in every way.
My little man is never too far out of reach. He likes to keep an eye on his weirdo mom who, while clothed in a pool towel, drags dining room chairs out to the backyard and starts snapping photos. It must be a confusing scene for such a logical pup. Not to mention, he says that both sides look identical to him. Is it really true that dogs are colorblind? For his sake, I hope not.