Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wow! Another cold wintery blast of mother natures fury. It is a whopping 12 degrees outside. Really?
Not been posting as my computer is slower than molasses, it's old and tired, changes they are a coming, it's been a test of patience and utter frustration, so been trying to stay warm and moving the hook. I'm making a Downtown Abby hat, you know the style. Yes, I know it's not Downtown, but that is what I call it. I've worn the hat a few times in the last few days, it's warm, I don't have all the embelishments on it yet. I'm in for the evening, not going out to pick up or take out my boys, so I'm in my confy's and calling it a day.
Hopefully with the new computer, pictures will once again be posted here of my results from moving the hook.
I've got an account over at Ravelry now, working on that it is a slow process with this old dinosaur.
Until next time,
A happy hook is a moving hook
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Been doing some musings about Crochet and what I would like to do to take my talent to another level.
Some of you have shops, teach, crochet for fun, some of you sell your lovelies on the side, and some create patterns for the rest of us to enjoy.
I fit somewhere in the middle of all of these.
I do crochet for fun & therapy ( mostly therapy)
I don't have a shop, but it intrigues me somewhat.
I've sold a few things, but my venue has changed and I have a few ideas jotted down on how to increase sales and or orders.
I want to get something started.
Teaching..something I've considered. Looked around at a place to earn a certification, but I'm hesitant because they cannot even answer an email, I don't want to send them $75 if they cannot respond to questions prior to payment...
Writing a pattern, creating a lovely..this one gets a star, I'd really like to do this.
So, here it is, I crochet for therapy and I love the tactile of the yarn, and the visual of the colors and patterns,
and I want to create patterns.
I made up a sign to display at the local library to connect locally with other crocheters. Have not received anything from that. I was hoping to form a local group of crochet enthusiasts for meeting once a month. Am I the only one in town? I think not. All of this points somewhere..and as soon as I figure it out,
I'll get back to you.
Trying to find a direction is difficult, writing it down and looking at it help it make sense in the real time.
Perhaps I've put the cart before the horse without going through the necessary steps, you must learn to walk
I feel as though I am at the crossroad..
It's a journey not a destination, one thing I know for sure....
I'll keep moving my hook either way....
before you can run sort of thing.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Let's see, what's doing? hmmm....
Moving the hook, doing some re arranging in my kitchen, staying inside when I don't have to go out.
Soon I must leave to pick up my son at school, and then begin the nightly ritual of supper, dishes, and hook moving with me feet up...that's what I'm talking about...:)
We are in another cold snap, but the sun is shining and it is cheerful albeit cold ( frigid).
I saw a purse in the spring edition of Crochet! magazine I wanted to try, of course the yarn could not be found, and so I found an ombre which is pretty. . I'm not sure how this will look when done so it may transform into something else like a bag or tote. I'd like to make one in the colors shown. They are crisp and compliment each other.
A trip to Amish yesterday, and I stocked up on bulk yeast..there isn't anything like it and for love nor money I cannot make a decent bread with store bought packets or jar yeast. I used to, what has changed?
So today I made 2 loaves and it smells homey and comforting today, what a wonderful aroma.
isn't this so cute?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Normally, I'm a thready kind of girl, and lord knows I have plenty of colors to choose from, but lately I suppose it is because of the somewhat colder ( ahem ) well ok, down right frigid weather....I've been yarning it up.
I mentioned the other day about the bag I wanted to make, I got pretty far on it, and was using stash, which wasn't as much as I thought it was and the colors were just not doing it for me.
We've had that conversation here havn't we about the what makes the pattern work for us sometimes, and not others. This was the case with this pattern...it was my colors....
Cabin fever had set in and today it was 20 degrees, so off we went my youngest and I to "W". I needed a few things and he wanted to look at Hot Wheels so I combined the trip into one. On the way there I thought ooh..they have yarn, so of course that makes any trip more fabulous when there is yarn. They don't have a lot sadly, but I found some pretty colors for the bag...and one in particular I just fell for. They had only one skein. I've not seen this color anywhere else....
at the local craft stores....
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I think we are on the + side of the thermometer not by much though...It is again a sunny bright, blue sky, not picnic weather boo boo....
Doing inside things of course, getting the house squared away from Christmas is always so much fun...NOT!
Why is taking down the tree and putting everything back not as much fun...? It's way to cold in the basement for me to work on my craft area. Some bread may be in order today, after dishes and bed making.
In the evening..it's me my hook n yarn.
What you working on now you might ask?
I've been struggling with making a purse/tote, but I think I found something which will use up quite a bit of my stash in the yarn box..I found the pattern here..
I'm sure you've seen this lovely tote around, I love the colors and the cheerfulness of it & the adorable flowers, perfect for fashioning up on a day like today, to use when the weather is a bit more user friendly. I don't have as many colors, and of course mine I don't think will be as pretty as this one, for Lucy does have a wide variety. But I can always make another one no?