Category Archives: Patterns

Too Many Projects and Not Enough Time.

Once again I have managed to spread myself just a little too thin.

How to budget my time to make the most of what I need to get done is a constant issue.

I have the projects that I need light and I need to pay attention to and then there is what I call the mindless knitting. That stuff that I can knit and not pay attention to.

I got an order for 2 lap blankets for next footy season here in Australia.

Grey Vest

knit vest — took me a bit to master the pattern but finally got it going. this is part of my knitting for an elderly lady. I don’t charge her much but she always has a challenge for me.

 

 

 

 

I started the Marly Bird knit along Garter Stitch Shawl. This is a me project. It’s a 4 row repeat and should work up pretty quick.  I’m using up yarn from the Marly Bird shawl knit along. That is another project I will do again.

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I divide up my work time as I am watching shows or movies. Changing projects at the end of the show or movie. I get numb fingers if I am at this too long so I am always taking breaks between projects especially if I am having a full day of knit/crochet

Working on a Virus Shawl for the Crows Supporters Group to raffle off soon.

It’s time I get organized and find the priority in this mess

 

Kint Along With Marley Bird

This was a great pattern and Marley was wonderful in teaching.

I do like my shawl bigger so I added extra rows.

Doing the lace was new, I don’t do much just because I do find it kind of hard. The twist on this was you did your 2 together on the purl side. For me it was hard on my thumbs but it looks amazing and I will try the trick again. The lace actually pops by doing it on the wrong side.

I will make this again for sure but will give it my twist adding extra rows.

Thanks Marley

Not Enough Time in the Day

There are so many great projects out there now and I can’t even begin to tell you want I want to do next.

I have way too much going as usual but I need to work out timing to work on things. I usually do it by project and program. At the end of the program I usually change projects but if I am close to finishing, I will try and keep going.

Because I have evening light issues, I work on the darker projects during the day. I keep it simple at night so I can enjoy watching telly and not have to pay too much attention to what I am working on.

I am falling back in the trap of stuff for everyone else and nothing for Phil and myself.  I have blankets started for both of us. It’s winter here in Australia and it gets cold. No wind chill to deal with just cold.

I need to get organized and see what needs to be the priority. A couple of things are wedding presents and will need done soon. Others are orders and a couple of surprise gifts.

I need to shop to get projects done but I need to find that discipline again to get things done before I start.

 

 

Too Many Works Needing Worked On.

I have a bad habit of getting board with projects putting them away and then finding them again to finish at some point

How to balance the time to work on things was, well is my biggest issue.

There is a lot to do and to dig myself out, I use the length of what I am watching to work on a project. Right now I am watching the Carolina Panthers/Oakland Raiders game working on a knit project. It is what I call mindless knitting, I can feel my way through the row, it is all in garder stitch so that makes it easy.

When I do the next game I will change the project I am working on. It might not be many rows but some progress is made. I think that is the important part. Progress. I do have a couple of wedding presents to work on but those can be delivered anytime.

The projects that I need to pay attention to and count I usually put something on that I can listen to as I work. Needing to count, I have frogged one project way too much.

My goal this year was to finish a lot of the W.I.P that I have. I didn’t do so well this year so I might as well carry that goal over to next year.

1 year I will actually make. . .Maybe

 

 

 

 

 

1 Delivery and One on the Hook

We have a new baby Crow as we say here in Adelaide, one of our recently retired players had a baby girl and this was the blanket that was delivered. My go to granny square, thanks to The Crochet Crowd.

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On the hook, is my David Robertson inspired blanket. (Robbie is my favorite player and pitcher for the White Sox). It is made with 8 corner 2 corner squares crocheted together and then doing a granny square around the outside to grow it.

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Starting to build my Works in Progress

This is block 1 in the Baby Sampler from  http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-baby/

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It was an easy crochet, using the video was great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5 point star is a little daunting to start but once you get through the basic, everything else is a piece of cake. I would use the video for this one.

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https://youtu.be/P3LDNIopC50

 

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Mikey’s Zig Zag single crochet blanket. I usually can’t get this pattern to work but Mikey really breaks it down and makes it simple. I used the video but i will include the pattern.

http://thecrochetcrowd.com/baby-zig-zag/

The Queen of Hearts blanket is a simple gap space in double crochet.

https://youtu.be/wG7oryYVkbI?list=PLbHEcdQw1SaRVS05Igt4lJocczkmI0FeR

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This is called From the Middle Baby Blanket. It works up so easy and this is my new go to afghan

https://youtu.be/0C5LIrA_t1g?list=PLbHEcdQw1SaRVS05Igt4lJocczkmI0FeR

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