Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week 3 of Wool-Eater CAL and hair!

No picture of Wool-Eater as of yet! I'm diligently working my way through the 14th repeat. I have to say this is one of my absolute favorite crochet patterns of all!! It looks so wonderful, moves quickly and really does use up yarn. I do think I will try an oblong when I am finished with this one! Perhaps....
One of my favorite finds recently has been Pinterest. It's not like I needed another thing to do, but I have found LOTS of crafting ideas as well as school ideas.
Not much crafting went on this week. Knee deep in school work meetings and getting ready for the Epsilon Ball. My little girl looked so beautiful....and I did HER HAIR!! AMAZING if I do say so myself!! Happy Crafting and such!! Try to stay warm!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hearts, Wool-Eater CAL 2012 Week 2, and a rice bag

It's been a busy week at work but I've done my share of crafting, as time permits. Steady progress is being made on the sweater, but I'm doing a few other things along the way.
The first thing done this week was the Sweet Tart heart. So simple, inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. 3 boxes of the hearts, sorting through them quickly, glued them on with plain old white glue and a piece of red cardstock. Simple, but so stinking cute!!
Now onto the Wool-Eater 2012 CAL Week 2. Up to row 10, with 2 days to spare...Yippee!! I love, love, LOVE this pattern. Simple it just flies. The only issue I came up with was when one of the balls of yarn DIDN'T quite make it all the way around 2 times. Thought I might start the new color, but that would have killed me! So I frogged 2 almost complete rows and started with the lime green. Trying to be more careful from now on. The last craft for the week was a rice bag for Beks. Unfortunately I couldn't find my sewing machine foot pedal. (I know its downstairs SOMEWHERE.....) so I hand sewed it. Gave it to Bek, can't get it away from her to take a picture. Maybe next time....until then...Love your yarn!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Good blogger

Tuesday back to work after two snow days and MLK Jr. Day. Needless to say it was a slow start and then an early dismissal due to some awful weather. In my good weather brain I stayed at school until 4:00 and then drove home in freezing rain- snow-slop!! Oh well!!
My blanket" Wool-Eater Blanket 2012 CAL has quickly taken shape and I am on the 6th round already! This CAL blanket is NOT an easy start BUT after the 2nd time around you totally can understand the pattern and then it starts to fly. As I look at other peoples' color choices I am totally impressed. As for me....I'm leaning into the odds and end basket and pulling out a ball that looks like it will make it around twice. Not a lot of planning, just planning on getting rid of some of the strange odds and ends.
Check it out here!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Back to the grind

I've been a very bad bad bad blogger! I just realized that I haven't added anything for 2 plus years. So It's time for me to get back on the blog wagon and keep track of the yarny things I'm doing as well as the other crafts. 2012 has started off with a bang... to say the least. I've finished my Inspira Steampunk cowl.
I really like it, but I'm not sure my measurements were right. I should have added even more at the cast on and decreased gradually over the entire cowl. Oh well, it will be fun to make another. Also finished a cute little button bracelet, thanks to HopeStudios tutorial Tuesday! Extremely easy and quick, even made one for Bek.
Presently working on the Chevron Lace Cardigan -crocheted....Absolutely beautiful. Have just made it past the armpits and it should be smooth sailing from here. Joining my 1st CAL, the WoolEater Blanket 2012! Starting 5 days late, let's see if I can catch up!! that's it for now.....I'm back!!