Slacker! But for good reason, I swear.

I was just about all caught up on my granny square a day when I found a square pattern I loved and then my whole idea changed.  Originally I was going to just do 1 totally random granny square a day.  I am new to reading patterns, so I was challenging myself to try a new one each day.  But when I found this pattern I changed directions with my plan.

These are the ones I had done up till the pattern find (colors aren’t so great since the sun was going down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then these are the ones that changed my mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think my new plan of attack is going to be to stick with this single pattern but go with whatever color my mood is for the day.  Of course chosen from whatever yarn I have laying around at the moment.

I have been busy.  I started to work on my first crochet purse for a friends birthday.  Its not picture worth yet, need a few more days on it.  I had to rework the pattern I was using.  I didn’t like the way it flowed, so I had to arrange it for my pattern reading skills.  Is that bad etiquette?

And yet another project I have been working on is a blanket for my daughter, a granny ripple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can’t really tell but there is purple after the blue.  Of course there is always a hitch in every project.  The purple is my hitch.  I was doing 5 rows of each color.  And when I hit the second yellow I realized I had skipped a row of purple.  So my plan is to keep going with only 4 purple then use purple as my boarder to make up for the lack of purple.  I’m hoping to have this one done in the next 2 weeks.  Teenagers are very pushy and she is being very impatient.

And last but not least.  Today I took a break from my crochet projects to put together a little storage box for some of my yarn.  I initially thought the box was much bigger. So imagine my surprise when I put it together and discovered just how bad my math really is LOL.  Oh well, it still turned out really stinking cute once I added the fabric.  It still needs a few finishing touches once my glue dries,  But here is the general idea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it.  What I have been up to this week.  Oh ya and because of my game plan change for the granny square a day, I am now 3 days behind again :/

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4 thoughts on “Slacker! But for good reason, I swear.

  1. Bean says:

    I’ve seen a few people trying the square-a-day thing on Ravelry. What are you going to do with 365 squares?

    Also, that yarn box is AMAZING! I’m sure it’s a bit of a bummer that it isn’t as big as you thought, but it looks sooo cool. You could always use it for something else and make a bigger one for your yarn (and if you do, make sure you take a picture because I’d so want to see it)!

    • She's Crafty! says:

      well they are only 6 inch squares, so I figured I’d make a full size afghan from them. But I have so many projects going right now (A.D.D. much LOL) that I might have to skip the 1 a day and keep up with the 1 – 12 inch per month.

      Thanks 🙂 I wish I could take credit for the yarn box. A friend of mine came up with the idea. Its acually a box from IKEA. Its this one. I used a glue gun to glue the fabric to the sides before I slid them in. The short sides and the top came attached, so those took a little finesse to get the fabric tucked. If I don’t find something bigger to store my yarn in soon, my husband might possibly throw it out (not really lol) But seriously, the yarn is getting a little out of control 🙂

  2. Bean says:

    Oh, I didn’t even think about the fact that the squares are smaller. Very good. Hmmm… I’m trying to get into making granny squares. Maybe I should try something like this. Maybe one every other day. Or one a week. Or, I can stop kidding myself and stick to one a month haha!

    Man, if that box was bigger, I might have had to take your friend’s idea! I have the same yarn problem (I bet everyone does!) and my boyfriend is always teasing me about it. I just bought an 18 gallon tub at Target (on sale for $4.49, woo) and I’m hoping it’ll hold everything because I can’t buy more yarn until I get my stash under control :/

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