For those of you were are new to my blog, when I turned 50, instead of a freak out I decided to turn it into a positive.
I spend the week looking at those patterns on my list that I have not had the nerve to try.
I have spent the last couple of days working on my scrap Works in Progress.
Cluster Waves Blanket – have to watch the turning but its a simple pattern.
Simple Crochet Chevron – single crochet. The ends and turning get me. It is helping to stash bust but I won’t do it again.
5 Point Star – Mikey has a great pattern and it is alot easier than it looks
Moss stitch – I am using a single crochet but you can also do a double crochet
Timeless memories – just getting started but it is a simple pattern. Front Post Crochet is a new one for me.
The blanket in the picture was gong on but I was starting to have real doubts. After a chat to the hubby I grabbed the knitting needles and have started again.
Normally I wold start new color at one of the ends of the row but this time have decided to just knit what I have already crocheted.
The Virus blanket is going well, I did realize I had made a boo boo in a way but nothing I had to frog out.
Getting it started you have to pay attention but once you get the repeat down, it fly’s
1 of the wedding gifts to deliver.
Moss stitch mixed with what I call lattice works. I chose the colors from the wedding pictures they shared.
How can I ever say “THANKS” for your love and support, over the year.
I love reading what your up to playing with yarn and what you have created.
I am taking some time off blogging over the holidays but will be madly knitting and crocheting my fingers to the bone with lots to show you in the new year.
My Skype is always on if you ever want to pop in for a visit
hugs yarn weavers. Have a super holidays and see you in 2017
Wedding gift #1 done and delivered
I am happy with out it turned out, Yes some mistakes but most of them I could hide. There were a few times I called my girlfriend in tears going I had to “Frog” again.
Would I do this pattern again, sure but with more time on the clock to finish.
Final color of the blanket and it will get delivered on time.
It is a great pattern but you do have to pay attention and count, that is the biggest part. If your numbers are off then y our screwed and frogging.
The pico round is the most tedious and you need to take your time.
I love how this turned out and will do it again but when I am not so rushed.
OK, let me explain. A few weeks ago I was trying the Virus Blanket pattern and it was going OK, but then I ran into a hiccup. What is was I have no clue but things just were not working in my favor. No matter how many times I frogged it was not gong to work and I gave in.
I gave in, but putting the pattern on the shelf. I was not going to let it beat me.
Well, I decided it was time to give it a go once again and this time, it all fell into place. I am over the moon that it all worked out and I am well on my way to finish it this time.
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
I challenge myself at least once a week to sit down with a Mikey video and learn a new pattern. Today was challenge day and I pulled up the video of the Heirloom Baby blanket. The pico’s round is the challenge but it is worth it. I even played yarn chicken on a round and won. https://youtu.be/lBfOsfCpG3o
The frustration was the blanket and I had to rip it out and take a break, it was really frustrating but also I was not getting the spacing right and I had to give in. At some point I will go back with the video and give it another go but for now and only now, the pattern has won.