I started it out with regular yarn in case I had to rip it out, well, I spent a day ripping and crying as I did this but I finally got the pattern going. It knits up well, with the hand spun though as my hands got sweaty it was hard to work on things.
Finishing up the scarf I was also able to make as the poncho did not take as much yarn as I expected.
I finished the 10 stitch blanket, just big enough for the Preemie unit after a good bath and trim of ends, it will get delivered. I was gifted a bag of yarn and in it was another blanket that needs finished and will get delivered also.
I have the final baby blanket gift going. It’s a new stitch called Catherine Wheel Stitch. It’s a bit of a challenge but I like how its making the blanket thick.
One of my blogging buddies, Funky Air Bear, wrote her first pattern, which I love but one part of it I had trouble with, so I did a change to keep it going. It working out great and I will send her the changes That I had to do, I love cable.
I still have the vest for the Preemiee unit going and will keep those as a travel project.
The Crows blanket is still out and gets worked on as I watch games.
How often do you create a project just for yourself?
Phil just gets really annoyed with me for things always going out the door and not taking any time to create something for me. I have things sitting here for everyone else, and I ask myself “Is it OK to be selfish?”
I have started looking at patterns, for ME first. Found some great things on Lion Brand and Red Heart for some winter wear. Easy to create and I think will be nice and warm.
I am on The Crochet Crowd on Face Book and love all the inspiration and support from looking at the pictures and looking at the encouragement. I started a Mystery Afghan from Yarnspirations and it has been interesting to say the least. Its time for an update on that one soon.
Awhile back I got a Life Coaching session, one of the things she had me do was to set aside some time one day a week for me. Well, I have done that, it’s a way of life now. Every Monday afternoon, I put everything aside and work on something for me. Right now I am working on the Mystery Afghan and the Top Down Shawl. I did make myself Mobius scarf last year and love it. I finished a rug for myself but it needs a little repair work.
Phil says that I do not spoil myself enough and maybe its time I did that a little more often.
Here’s the question – How do you spoil yourself knitting or crocheting?
One of the blogs that I follow, she has a super idea that I am trying to adopt this year. She only allows herself a set number of projects going at one time and she can not start another til one project is finished. I sat here the other night and looked at all I have going and I am really frustrated by how I have let things get out of hand.
I am down to one scarf and that is Phil’s Entrelac scarf is the one scarf at the moment.
The hospital charity stuff is on going and I will do what I can to one day a week to working on projects for the little ones. I love doing it but I think I need to look at things that will work up in the least amount of time.
I started a corner 2 corner in White sox colors, doing blocks which I will put together at some point. I am not sure of the size that I want.
Most of what I have left are Afghans or Rugs as they are called here in Australia. One of them will be for our bed which is a Queen size bed.
I would love to get a little on-line shop going. I just do not have the stock built up for it now but maybe though out the year I can get something going.
It is time to get some knitting for family first and organize to sell later
Of late I have had two projects that I have found damage and at first just cried. All that work, gone to hell. I was devastated and at first wanted to just throw the whole thing out. After finally getting past the tears and the heartbreak from it I, I stepped back to see what positive I could find.
With the Crows rugs, I actually thought all the work that was for a queen size bed was lost, but I have manged to save part of the original rug and keep the same pattern that i started and have that section which is a work in progress.
I have just learned how to do a Corner 2 Corner blanket thanks to The Crochet Crowd and Mikey, that just got started the other night and it goes pretty quick. So I will use that section to start that and once that panel is used up will move over to wool.
I knew how to do the afghan stitch or Tunisian Crochet. I like how thick it is and all, I started an Entrelac scarf and discovered you can do a rug out of the same, in crochet using the Afghan stitch. I have one started in strips, Its slow but I like how its turning out, even hubby is liking the thickness and that is doesn’t have holes.
Wanting to work on my knitting skills, I started following a knit along from Creative bug and Red Heart, I am only to week four but its a challenge and will get harder. I love the fact it is pushing me out side the box.
The other problem child was in my hospital knitting, I had the rug almost done and ready to go and I found damage at the beginning of the rug, I started another corner to corner which should go quick and be at the size they are asking for. (Pictures to come on this one. )
Everything went on hold for a while, when I buried myself, in writing and nothing else, now its keeping challenges I made to myself when I turned 50 and keeping alive what my adopted parents taught me. They gave me their love of creating and I am taking that to new levels. (I hope)
Got some photos taken of current project to bring you up to speed.
The Corner 2 Corner looked harder than it is. I was really surprised. Mikey broke it down so it was easy to understand and it flies. I am happy with how this is turning out. I have scrap yarn that I will give this pattern a go with. Once you get the basics of it, it flies.
Crows rug is a rebuild from an original project. There was too much damage and to save it I had to pull it apart. It has now become 3 totally different rugs all together.
I found this pattern on redheart.com It will be a challenge. I did not like the size of the original blocks, so after a chat to Pj I did some adjusting. I have never made the 2 colored square before. Still trying to decide if I want to put it together as I go or at the end