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Life is Too Short Not To Experiment

Don’t be afraid to try a new stitch or pattern.  I try to learn a new stitch in my so called down time.  When I look around my house I have loads of patterns in binders and organizers.  Sometimes I  go through my discarded patterns to see if I can master the pattern at this present time.  There’s a reason why it was tucked away and it gives me the opportunity if it’s a yay or nay.

I gave myself a little challenge.  A coworker wanted three dog sweaters, so I told her to buy the yarn and I’ll make them.  Well let me tell you, almost three weeks later and I’m not close to a darn thing.  Making clothing for dogs is not my strong suit at all.  First off, I can’t visualize the breed of their dog and even with custom measurements I’m struggling.  I’m determined to give her at least one sweater by the end of the week.  So here’s to me experimenting with a different pattern.

I saw a lovely sweater in the May/June 2013 Crochet Today magazine with a stitch that looked interesting.

As I was searching for what I was writing about above, my attention switched from looking for the info on the sweater to the next edition of the Crochet Today! magazine.  Feast your eyes on this crochet candy….

Sunday Cardigan

Sunday Cardigan

Here’s  the specs from their April/May 2014

YARN

RED HEART Boutique Unforgettable, 3.5oz/100g balls, each approx 279yd/256m (acrylic)

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins #3965 Candied

CROCHET HOOK

  • Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS

  • 2.5 yds of Ribbon or Cord
  • Yarn needle

SIZES

S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142)cm

Length 26.5 (26.5, 26.5, 27, 27, 27)”/67.5 (67.5, 67.5, 68.5, 68.5, 68.5)cm

GAUGE

24 sts = 6.5″/16.5cm and 16 rows = 5.5″/14cm over pattern.

I’m heading over to the wonderful life of online shopping to purchase the yarn.

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Mikey Mikey Testing An Idea

I feel like I am a cat sometimes. I have a need to explore and be curious. Diva Dan and I are on the polar opposites to a design I am working on right now. Personally, I think the design is incredible but it’s not big enough to get the full visual of what it can turn out to be. To Diva Dan, the colours need to be more defined between the squares like a checker board.

As much as Diva Dan and I are very creative, we don’t come at creativity at the same angle on some issues. This diversity is what makes us a great couple. If we agreed on everything, our lives would be pretty boring with nothing to discuss to share with each other.

In my project, I am using James C Brett Chunky Marble Yarn. I am letting the yarn…

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Blogging

frustrationI’m sort of new to blogging. I can’t tell you how many blogs/sites I’ve started and not followed through with. I went as far as paying for a hosting service thinking that would motivate me. Many ideas flow through my head on the set up but I get discouraged when I can’t get my ideas to appear on the screen. Within a month I should have this WordPress down to a science.  Blogging is not something that you can do in one day.  It takes time and PATIENCE.

Like building a building you have to do it one layer at a time.

Goals for the New Year

The craft side of my life is in a state of confusion.  Finally, one hobby that I enjoy and stuck with for over a year.  Since I enjoy it so much it’s time to perfect my talent and branch out.  I’ll set up some personal hobby goals for 2014 to stop the confusion.

 

 

Goals for 2014

 

  • Organize crochet magazines/binders/books
  • Organize yarn
    • color
    • type
    • ball up ones attached to forgotten WIP’s
    • untangle and ball up (if not possible save for scrap/stuffing)
  • WIP’s
    • place ALL WIP’s in container
      • separate into categories and place in bags
      • pick a WIP and finish completely
    • place finished WIP’s in another container
      • clean
      • photograph
      • showcase
      • sell