Last Tuesday, I lost my hook. I could not find it. But it magically appeared on Saturday.
By then, I was sick and unmotivated to crochet. Sunday, I felt better and since I didn’t have anything else to do (I skipped church and Reach [my fellowship group]) so I just crocheted. I’m pretty sure I can finish another row by Friday.
Pardon the background stuff. I’m running out of room to photograph, and it’s going to be worse soon cuz I plan on sewing them in the other direction next…
Having a goal for the week is really helpful in keeping me on track with this project. I spent a couple of hours on Wednesday sewing some of the squares together and now all of the completed ones are sewn together. It’s nice to see my progress, but at the same time, I still have a long way to go…
I bought some gingham fabric to help me block the squares. After all, I still have 255 squares to make and block.
(Btw, blogging from my phone is so convenient. I have no excuse to not blog anymore.)
P.S. Today is the last day to enter my little contest!
This is what I’ve been working on (almost) exclusively. 40 squares already. The bottom two stacks are blocked, but the top two are not. Just 260 more squares to go…
Btw, don’t forget to enter my contest for a free pattern! =]
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This calls for a celebration! (Penny reference)
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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about a pattern here. So… here goes!
I think Lóngyǎn is one of my favorite patterns so far. It’s everything I wanted it to be in a lace shawl… Textured, complex… It’s my first bottom-up, long cast-on shawl as well. I know that what I want to knit and what people who buy patterns want to knit are usually different, but that’s okay! I design for myself.
I love the top and the bottom. The lace panel just flows…
And the edge has scallops, which I just love. I think that’s just a design feature that I need. Scallops everywhere!
I tried a bunch of new things with this pattern. As I said earlier, it was my first bottom-up, long cast-on shawl. I also wanted to try the lace on the edge, stockinette body as well, and it came out quite nice! The center lace panel was also new for me.
Writing the pattern was not easy, since I had the full lace version, the stockinette version, as well as instructions on customizing the pattern to any size to put in. But it’s worth its money!
Hm, writing this post makes me excited to work on my new pattern. I guess that’s a good thing!
I don’t feel like crafting right now. But I did make these in the morning for some kiddos who keep losing my hackysacks. (Okay, it’s not just kiddos losing them. A certain person and I may have lost one while trying to hit one another… Maybe, maybe not. Haha.)
I tripled up some fingering yarn to make these. Nice way to use up scraps… If I had known I only had enough to make about half, then I would have made the original spiral hackysack, but I got half-way before realizing I wouldn’t have enough.
I made 12 owls total, but one was given away last week because she was leaving early. Oh well.
I went to work early to get the kiddos to hold my owls so I could take pictures. They didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned, but you get the idea.
The last picture was their suggestion. They wanted to form a heart with the owls, so that’s what happened.
They loved it. I mean… LOVED it. They wanted to play with them right away, take a nap with them. Their teacher said no, they could only play with them when they got home. Hah. At least they will be well-loved.
I will probably make more with my scraps. They’re fun, and don’t require too much sewing! Hurray!
Pattern: Baby Owl Ornaments (Rav link)