Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I finished the bread doily!! I couldn't really understand the pattern instructions for the edging. I don't know if it was my lack of patience, the way the pattern was printed, or a true lack of understanding. I just made up something that I think looks pretty similar. When I completed the last stitch I felt a little like Dorothy reaching the Emerald City. "At last! At last!" Of course, as I've said the last few posts, I still need to weave in the ends. Same goes for the second project too.
Vintage Bread Tray Doily Pattern
Yesterday I became an aunt for the second time! Of course when I was texted that the arrival of the baby was imminent yesterday, my knee-jerk reaction was to grab my yarn and log into Facebook, refreshing the page between rows waiting for the very first baby picture to be posted! The results of which are this, a hat and booties. I. love. crocheting. booties. They are such a fast project and, oh my goodness, you end up with an incredibly adorable miniature shoe in your hand!!
Bev's Easy Round Baby Hat
10 Minute Booties by Lisa Auch
That: I'm attempting to do a style challenge this month I'm starting today, the posts will start a week from tomorrow. I hope you all enjoyed Paige's guest post on Friday. It sort of inspired me to do some sort of fashion challenge for March. I did a little Google search and found Modesty With a Capital M. She made up her own style challenge for this month and I liked the list so I'm going to try to stick with it for the remainder of the month.
The Other Thing:
It might be time for a name change. Haha, I know I literally and legally just changed my own name recently, (as in "My new driver's license came in the mail yesterday," recently) but I think a blog name change might be on the horizon....
I'll definitely keep you all updated. It'll be a bit of an overhaul of Facebook, Pinterest, everything, but I think it's going to happen. Cue mysterious music. Sorry to leave you all hanging there. It's just been on my mind. More Spring cleaning I guess. It's sleeting as I type this. Cruel irony.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
I finally finished my doily and now when I look at it all I can picture is one giant snowflake. I really enjoyed this pattern. The only thing I didn't like were the "chain 6" instructions for the mesh at the edges. When I started going around and having to slip stitch the following rows, I had to tweak some things to make it look even because, obviously, 6 has no center. It turned out alright. The stitches are pretty tight but I think that could have been fixed by using one hook size larger. I think I'm going to use one size up on the next pattern with this thread.
And about the aprons, I finished the second one and am just about done with the third. Making the same pattern three times in a row is pretty amazing for me. Usually I never enjoy making the same thing twice, but these were fairly simple and enjoyable to sew. I'm hoping to have all three aprons posted on Etsy by the end of this week and hopefully get out and buy a little more fabric. Not sure if I'll be making more aprons or if I'll try something else. It is much more exciting to think about sewing now that I have a fully functioning machine!! Knock on wood.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
And a picture my finished product:
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Skip to 1:30 in the video...that's where I got the title from... Sandman Simms and Bill Cosby
Well, with the set up I use for my blog now, I know that the solution to my problem is to use web coding for my posts, otherwise I have to post on a laptop. Okay, haha *deep breath* I thin I can relearn at least the basics of it, although, I did get a C- in that class if I remember correctly. We'll see how it goes. I know tutorial sites, etc I can use, it's probably a good brain exercise too....I'm trying to convince myself. Anyway, please forgive the numerous mistakes that will be in my posts for a while.
As of Wednesday I've embarked an 29 day challenge. A friend was supposed to visit on Thursday but plans fell through and the trip was postponed for 29 days. So, for the next month I'm working on something every single day, not necessarily completing it the day I have set aside for beginning the project, but I do continue each one until it is finished. For instance, day 29 I started crocheting a doily, day 28 I made a pie, and although the doily wasn't finished I continued working on it because the pie didn't take up the whole day to make. I had this weekend off so there was more time to work on things. It will definitely get harder to keep up as when I get back to work, but so far, so good. I finished the "Day 29 Doily," as it's been dubbed on day 26