Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Long Time No Post

I have not completed any projects, but I have been working on a few. This is new for me. I am use to working on one project until it is completed, including weaving in the ends. However, this caused me to get bored with a project and take long breaks. I read on the forums that many crocheters do multiple projects at once and this keeps the interest going. In particular I liked the suggestion to work on a large, medium and small project. The small ones give you the feeling of accomplishment because those move quickly.

So far this is what I am working on:
  • a ripple afghan in navy and a dark grass green (my first ripple), about 20% complete
  • a celebrity flower wrap in a country blue, about 60% complete
  • a baby layette, hat and booties done
  • a baby blanket, still in the planning stage
  • a star blanket, yarn purchased

Sooo, why am I still bored?

It seems like I enjoy buying yarn, pattern books and reading patterns more than actually sitting down and working. Could it be spring fever? I actually spent the weekend cleaning my house (the entire weekend!) and doing my laundry. So I really have no excuse. Well there is always tomorrow.

Happy Spring Everyone!

Monday, March 06, 2006

I'm drowing in life...

It has been a while since I posted anything. There is so much going on I feel like I almost can't cope. I am afraid to reveal all of the details, since the guilty parties would complain that I blabbed to the whole world (literally). The details I can blab are, my son who is in Boston U Engineering School has fallen behind. He should be graduating this year and is short credits. He has to make up some of the classes he did crap on in prior years. Those of you who have kids in college, private college at that, know how expensive it is. So we decided that if you need to make up these classes, you should come home, make them up locally (much less $) and then go back and finish. Great, so now he is home. Creating a mess everywhere, tons of laundry, lots of laughs! Also, my husband has decided that we need to revamp the house, and he is right. But that means more mess every where. My grand daughter is 2 and stays with me while my daughter goes to work and her middle name is trouble and mess. So crocheting is a guilty pleasure that I have to fit in when I get a few moments to myself. I have a ripple afghan, a granny square pillow for my grand daughter, a baby it's cold outside sweater, a scarf to go with the sweater, a poncho, a shawl, a baby layette (commissioned), all works in progress. This is my first time working on multiple projects at the same time and I find it quite a challenge. I normally work on one thing till its totally finished before I start on another. But I am trying this because I heard from other crocheters that this is how they keep the work flowing. Personally, I think it will stress me out, but I am going to give it a real try. I feel like it will take a year or more before I am working on next years birthday and holiday gifts in this year, but that is my goal. Thanks for visiting. Pictures of works in progress to follow. I am putting it on my to-do list!