Therefore do no worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. - Jane Austen
If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
After washing my completed projects with softener, it all feels soft and comfy. I rewashed the items after again because I am not a fan of the smell. After washing and drying the blanket I had to fix a couple squares that came undone. Luckily it is an easy fix.
Even though last week was mid-October, all the Halloween and fall decorations were 50% off. I bought a small craft pumpkin and have been zentangling on it. I found a metallic sharpie in my art supplies that adds a cool contrast.
|I found this AMAZING yarn at Michael's designed by Isaac Mizrahi. It is super bulky and will feel great once it's done.|
|Unfortunately I ran out of yarn since each skein was only 69 yards. Hopefully I will start working at Michael's soon so I can justify buying more yarn in the near future.|
|I started experimenting with the yarn I bought for a rainbow project. It will evolve hopefully over the week.|
|Another art journal entry|
|This funniest thing I have seen all week.|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
|I played with the v-stitch for the first time and found this yarn extremely difficult to work. I crocheted five rows before stopping. This scrap will be probably stored until yarn bomber asks for my contributions.|
|Throwback: This is the project which the picture above's yarn is from. I don't remember the yarn being nearly as difficult back then.|
|My first experiment with a granny stripe. After doing so many granny squares this was easy.|
|I did not get very far before running out of yarn. I love this yarn. I do not remember what is is called but I know it is designed for baby projects. It reminds me of t-shirt yarn but not quite. I hope to eventually find it again to finish it off.|
|Throwback: This is the project that the previous two pictures' yarn is from.|
|My first scarf. I ran out of yarn so it did not turn out a long as I wanted. I brought another skein today and plan on returning to it this week. I'd like it to be longer and wider.|
|After watching my finish by v-stitch scarf, my mother took by to Michael's and brought several projects worth of yarn for me to make for her. I finished this granny stripe one yesterday.|
|One day after a morning of anxiety and disappoint I felt compelled to work in my art journal.|
Below are several screenshots of things I saw during the week that I found inspiring:
Monday, October 6, 2014
|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.|