New and Exciting things!

Ok so where have I been? Because I was doing really well there for a while. I had at least one sometimes three new posts a week! So what happened? I don’t really know. Life? My last post was about the Kitty Turn Tail Coasters. I was asked to create some dog ones. I did. I never posted a pattern 😦 Then I took a trip in April with my aunt to Arizona to surprise my pop-pop (we pulled it off fabulously and it was a wonderful week) Roughly 9,000 friends announced they were have babies this year, one of them with twins! I got caught up in baby things.

Then it was summer so Luke and I took trips and hosted people. I designed some more. Say whaaat?! I now have my fifth pattern written down. Does that make me an official designer now?! I plan to help a fellow crocheter with some graph designs starting next week too. And now I’m teaching beginner crochet classes at my local yarn shop!! I think this might actually be my first time sitting down at the computer since my last post. So my apologizes.

I hope that starting Monday (because all new life plans start on Mondays) I can get back to where I left off and getting caught up on all those older projects that I haven’t blogged about. And I’m going to start off with a small goal of one post per week. This way I can really kick myself if I don’t get one posted.

Things you can look forward to? More of those pattern review posts that I’ve made. Most definitely a free Doggie Turn Tail Coaster pattern and the graph collaboration. Maybe even more of my own designs if I feel up to sharing them with the world. There’s some things I’d rather just be one of a kind works of art. Maybe once I get back to a routine I’ll start doing some new things like cute themed pattern round ups. Or highlighting patterns on my ever growing to-do list 🙂 Sound like a good plan to you guys??

On The Hook:

  • Triangle Scarf for class
  • Baby items for E
  • Mandala Shrug for Me!

It’s my birthday!!

Woohoo!! I always like to spend today working on something for myself because well, it’s my birthday. But also because I don’t normally make things for myself. And with it being right after the holidays and having spent what seems like forever making things for everyone else, it’s a nice change to make something for me 🙂

What I forgot about and remembered yesterday is that I’m celebrating my 10 year crochet-iversary!! It was 10 years ago during my winter break somewhere in the end of December / beginning of January that my mom taught me to crochet! I picked out a pretty pink yarn (Lion Brand Homespun) and a pretty colored hook (Boye 5.0mm). I learned how to chain and do double crochets and tried to make a scarf. Believe it or not, I wasn’t very good. I kept dropping the last stitch of the row because I couldn’t tell it was there thanks to the yarn. So my scarf edges were super wobbly and it ended in a point 😐 yaaaaay I eventually went back, frogged it, and redid it. It came out a perfect rectangle. I did what I still do now, I gifted it to a really good friend. So I don’t have it or any pictures.

But guess what I do have??! Some of that exact yarn!!! This is what I’m going to use for my birthday project 🙂 I’m so excited! And this time I’m going to keep it!! I’m not sure what I’m going to make because I only have the one skein. So I’m going to look through my stitch books and pick something out I like and make another scarf, most likely. I’m not sure what else to make with one skein besides a hat and I just made myself another one of those (first project of 2017 but it’s a test so I can’t show you yet!)

birthday-yarn

I use Ravelry to help keep track of my projects but I haven’t always used it. I joined in 2011 and as of right now I have 208 projects! I know that’s not even all of them since 2011. Some of those I grouped together and some I never added. And then there’s everything I did before then! Countless items. Can’t wait to see what I make today and in the next 10 years!

On the Hook:

  • Birthday Item
  • Baby G’s things
  • Bacon and Eggs Scarf