For the longest, I hated having more than one project going at once. It reminded me of my days when I couldn't get myself to finish a project, a terrible trait I thank God I left behind. As I ventured out more in my crafting, I eventually became okay with having a project on the side (sometimes you just have to lay one aside for a time), and now, with my job at Crochet Spot, I have definitely gotten over it.
There are so many projects I want to make from other peoples patterns, let alone the one's I want to create myself, that I have no choice but to have more than one going. This week, I have three projects on my hook. Gasp!
My first project is the Lollipop Tank from Crochet Today's May/June 2013 issue. Its beautiful! Since I am making it for Mum, I chose Luster Sheen's Violet instead of the original Orange. Its been a good direction for me since I haven't taken much time to make clothing before. My only problem is making sure it fits. I want to try it on her as I go and that means I have to catch her. Sigh... But I'll manage.
Second on my hook is a baby blanket for my second cousin's new baby. One thing I've always enjoyed is making baby blankets. I made my first years ago for a cousin's new baby and that started me on a long line of baby blankets. If some friend or relative doesn't have a new baby deserving of one of these handcrafted softies, then I just make one to donate. I actually have two that I need to take and I haven't gotten around to it. Unfortunately. I really want to make a ministry out of it but right now I'm not sure where to go past donating the blankets.
This pattern is kind of my own. I wanted to use Tiny Tulips from Bernat Baby Coordinates, and I really like this stitch pattern, so I worked out this idea. I haven't gotten much done yet so its really hard to see what I am about. I'll post an update when I am finished.
|These eventually became my Summer Lace Fingerless Gloves. For pattern pic, click here. To buy the pattern, click here.|
And then my last. I had to forget those two patterns for my next Crochet Spot pattern. Thankfully, I didn't have a lot of brain-racking to do. It just kind of came to me. I had the pattern pretty much worked out in one day, which is usually what I do with free weekends. Curious as to what they are? I'll give you a hint, they are lacy and they go around your hand. That's all I'm going to say for now. You might be able to get more out of it by looking at the picture but that's okay. You'll find the pattern on Crochet Spot sometime next week, I believe.
By the way, I'm still planning on those improvements for our room. I've actually got some yarn that I might use. I bought it without paying close attention to the actual amount. Needless to say, I was quite surprised when I opened the box.
But it'll be great if I can use it for the curtains. Its definitely plenty! Now we only need to work out the motif we want to use and buy some other colors. (Note the size of the Red Heart With Love behind it!)
That's all for me, right now. What about you? What's on your hook?