My parents are moving… far away and out-of-state.
And because of this, a few things are going on in my crafting world:
First of all, they’re cleaning out their house, which means finding lots of old treasures from my childhood and returning them to me so I can figure out what to do with them (clean them up and sell them or store them). Unfortunately, these “treasures” are taking over the room I use for crafting, so I haven’t been able to work effectively in there (which is why I’ve been slacking on blogging). Secondly, I have need to learn the basics of yarn crafts so I can understand it before mom (a.k.a. The Master Knitter) leaves. This is what prompted my interest in crocheting.
I managed to finish the bulk of the cowl (the double crochet bulk, that is) during the East Coast trip my husband and I took shortly before Hurricane Sandy hit there. The hard part was decreasing back down to single crochet stitches, as my tensions was horribly tight, making it difficult to start a new round. I was able to spend a lunchtime with a co-worker who lent me the use of her K hook to get started. That helped out a LOT to get the first round of single crochet stitches completed. I finished the rest of the round with the J hook and stalled on finishing the project because I was unsure of how to tie off the ends of the yarn.
A couple weeks went by and recently, after cleaning up my craft room and remembering that I have that project to finish. Mildly beating myself up for being silly with the procrastination, I sat down and watched a couple of my DVR’d shows and wove in the ends of the yarn. Weeee! Done! It fits, it feels nice, and I can wear it around work when I’m freezing in my office without having the ends of a giant scarf trailing all over the place!
The colors I choose do bear a striking resemblance to that of Seattle’s FC Soccer and NFL teams, butttttttt… it was completely unintentional!
Now, I need to learn to knit, and I’ll at least have those under my belt for future use.
Oh, and thirdly, since mom is moving, I need to finish the Unicorn quilt that we are working on together so I don’t have to mail her blocks when they move away. Sewing is going to have to take a backseat until I can finish my last 10 blocks.
And yes, I will make a post shortly about the treasures of fabric I found in NYC!
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