Friday, August 23, 2013
You know, 3 months ago I put my crochet hook and yarn down, and I said "I'll get back to you very soon".....then the move got in the way and the drive and setting up a new house, and family moving in and before I knew it, the very soon turned into months.
Crochet, as you know, has always been my way of relaxing and de-stressing, it's always been that one go to when I'm sick or feeling a little down. No matter what was going on, it relaxed me, and I've missed it so very much.
I know I said the other day that I was getting back to it, but guess what??? Homeschooling started and that got in the way and so here I am, back at square one, and ready to just get to it.
These baskets and bags have been sitting here waiting, patiently...sometimes not so patiently as I've found some yarn on the ground having fallen off. Now of course I know it was one of the kids or the dogs as they walked by, but I choose to pretend that it was the yarn jumping out, begging to be made into something cute.
I have so many projects saved that I want to make, quite a few actually. They're all saved in my Crochet Folder, and sometimes I open it up and look and go through the list, but then I get a bit overwhelmed so I close it again.
I decided that the best way to tackle this is to open it up, and start right at the top, go one by one and make my way to the bottom. Right???
Or at least that's what I envision happening, though to be completely truthful, I have a feeling that I'll get halfway through and get distracted with something else. HA!
For me the best part of the whole process, from start to finish, is picking the color.
Sometimes it just comes to me, but then other times it is frustrating because I just can't seem to decide. That is when I turn either to the web and look through color wheels or my favorite.....I just look around and get inspiration from items in my home.
One of my most used color schemes? Inspired by my Cath Kidston items. But then I don't have to tell you that, I'm sure you already know.
And one of my most enjoyable yarns to work with??? Crochet thread. Oh I was terrified the first time I tried, I felt like I had huge fingers and couldn't hold the delicate thread, but once I got the hang of it, it was just pure joy.
Matter of fact, I am making some dishcloths using double crochet thread, it works really well.
So yes, I am ready to get back into it. I am smiling so big this morning, if only you could see me.
I do have to finish this blanket though, it's been sitting around waiting. I can't just crochet this one, I am kinda weird when it comes to blankets because they're so big and take so much time, I always have to make sure I have a small quick project on hand to break the monotony.
Am I the only one who does this???
Alright, now I'm curious. How do you crochet, do you stay on one project until it's finished, do you have a few going at the same time, do you prefer yarn or crochet thread and the question I am most curious about......what is the ONE crochet or knitting item you have sitting in your basket unfinished???
And I'm talking about the one item that has been sitting there for years LOL
I'll tell you about mine. It's my African Flowers Blanket! I know, it's a shame because it's so gorgeous, but I ran out of the yarn I was using and now I don't know what to do, not sure whether to buy more and continue to make it into an afghan or if I should use the individual flowers to make an owl which I'm leaning heavily to. Decisions, Decisions!