|The majority of the work was done in the top left corner.|
|I finished adding all the tiny Xs this week. Now I'm going back and adding the outlines. I believe it will help to give the cats more personality.|
|This week I reorganized my yarns so they would all be in the same place. After looking at it all I determined that I have a lot of baby blanket colored yarn.|
Last week I read an article (found with this link) about a journalist having a horrible time finding age appropriate clothing for her pre-kindergartner. She searched multiple stores for clothing which shorts would be an appropriate length. So naturally I started another crocheted baby blanket, completely ignoring my plan to focus solely on the stocking.
How my mind works:
Step 1: I was appalled that some store think it would be appropriate for children to have shorts with an inseam of an inch.
Step 2: I thought about what clothes I looked for when I was a kid.
Step 3: I thought with dread about finding appropriate clothing for my future children.
Step 4: I thought about a friend whose wife is pregnant.
Step 5: I thought about making something else for my friend and remembered I had an upcoming car trip.
Step 6: Played with my yarn enough in my head that I had to play with it in real life.
|I ended up only making one small square. The pink isn't bright enough for my to make it interesting enough to carry forward.|
|I wanted the project to be quick so decided to use three yarns at the same time again. This time I wanted to make a rectangle instead of a giant square so I read up some about granny stripes from here. This didn't work out like I planned because I used a significantly smaller crochet hook. It started out pretty stiff because of the density.|
|Again I'm not in love with the color but I'm not making it for myself so I think it will be ok. I'm going to keep going until I run out of the white yarn with the blue and green accents, which won't be much longer.|
|I'm looking forward to buying fabric softener before gifting this completed projects to their receivers. I'm not loving how they feel at the moment.|
|This was at Home Goods. I love the store for some things but it is dangerous to my wallet. Not necessarily because I buy their products, but because it makes me want to go to Michael's to get the supplies to make this myself.|