Category Archives: Crochet

Keeping busy

Mom was in the hospital thus week. Yesterday they thought she may have picked up a bacterial infection and gave us a huge scare. So in an effort to keep myself busy, I got out an old wip. The hexagons were actually supposed to be a blanket but I’m easily distracted, so they’ve been sitting. Since I really need to busy myself and actually feel like I was actually accomplishing something, I turned them into a purse.

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I still plan to line it with material.
I also want to reinforce the straps. But for the most part its finished.

Also, mom will be fine. Tests are neg and she gets to go home today ūüôā

Voila

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My blanket of randomness is officially done.

Leftover yarn

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Working on a random blanket with random yarn I dont have enough of to do anything else with.

Blog transfer…I think

I’m just not a consistent enough of a blogger to pay for a blog. ¬†I’ve already used up all my space for pics, so I’m moving till I can figure something else out. ¬†I hope that you will still follow me at¬†http://jenscrafty13.blogspot.com/¬† ūüôā

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Mike Wazowski

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The teenager requested her own special beanie.  Who was I to say no?

Long Week, YAY for Friday!

It’s been a doozy of a week. ¬†My mom was here for the beginning of the week and relax is not in her vocabulary. ¬†But that’s a good thing as I needed a good get off the couch kick in the butt. ¬†Mom’s are great aren’t they? ¬†No, really…she is the best and I have no idea how she new I needed her here, but she knew.

Well my first class teaching didn’t happen. ¬†Long story short, the store (that shall remain nameless) where I “teach” ¬†is not cooperating and/or communicating with me effectively and refuse to listen to direction, so the people I thought were signed up for my class…weren’t, and the ones that were actually signed up sort of got screwed. ¬†I have never apologized for something I wasn’t at fault for so much in my life. ¬†But they are all set up to attend next month assuming a few more sign up as well. ¬†The good news is, said store is getting a new store manager, and also promoted a new CSM that has been on my side since day one, so hopefully next month it will all turn around and I can start earning some money, rather than spending it on classes that don’t happen. ¬†I did some practicing though while preparing for the class [that didn’t happen]. ¬†These are the flowers for Course 2 Lesson1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<p>I took some time off from the Hexagon afghan to work on a baby blanket for a baby shower that I’m supposed to go tomorrow. ¬†It started off great until I got a bright idea and changed direction. ¬†Note to self: ¬†go with your¬†gut¬†and stick to the original plan. ¬†I hate the blanket and dread working on it, even though I’m so close to finishing it. ¬†It’s safe to say the blanket will not be given as a gift tomorrow. ¬†I mean it looks ok at a glance, but the perfectionist in me see’s the added row to make them connect, the square that I connected from the wrong side, and the misalignment of a few smaller squares to the larger square. </p>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<p>Tonight I’m off for some much needed girl time, and then we are headed to hit some garage sales in the morning. ¬†ūüôā </p>

Tadaaaaa!!!!

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The teenagers granny ripple blanket is done. Better pics when the sum comes out.  Bed time!

What to do?

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I have 12. Any ideas what I can do with them? I ran out of blue, ran to the store only to find no more of the blue. So now I’m stumped and don’t
want them to go to waste. ūüė¶

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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Out with the old…

Well the new year always brings reality. ¬†The reality is, I have gained far more weight than I should have. ¬†I’ll skip the whining and get straight to the solution. ¬†I headed back to my cardio kickboxing class tonight, but not before signing up for Weight Watchers. ¬†I said I was going to hold myself accountable, this is my start. ¬†Meal plan is in production, my husband has taken on the job of doing the cooking, and he has even decided to join me on my point system. ¬†I’m also thankful for my friends who are being incredibly supportive, not sure I could muster up the courage to do this without them. ¬†So here I go…

Now onto the more fun stuff. ¬†This weekend I get to go to a Wilton training seminar. ¬†I’m going to be learning how to teach their new Course 4 Advanced Gum Paste Flowers. ¬†For 2 days I will be elbow deep in frosting and gum paste. ¬†So excited. ¬†I also got my act together today and filled out all my course paperwork for the classes I’ll be offering over the next 3 months. ¬†I don’t get paid unless someone signs up, and so far, no sign ups. ¬†Fingers crossed for the coming months.

Now onto the crochet. ¬†The CAL is coming along well. ¬†I’m almost caught up. ¬†I have 7 done. ¬†Hopefully by tomorrow I will be all caught up and won’t be scrambling. ¬†Also it will allow me to get back to the granny ripple blanket I am working on for my daughter. ¬†She is very anxious, and reminds me at least 5 times a day that she is waiting, impatiently. Pictures tomorrow.

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