Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm on a posting roll today :)

the other day I mentioned the ugly granny square sampler blanket that I will be undertaking here and there through out whenever until I get rid of all my excess yarn.
I also promised pictures so without further ado...

the other ugly blanket I made I gave the name "The Ugly"

I think that it will be more fitting for this one to be named "Yikes!"

some serious thought

for a long while now, I have been thinking that my shop is named all wrong. I do have a lot of crochet there (not so much new lately) and patterns... but I have actually sold other items like earrings. Also I have ventured forth (maybe back) with some other things that I would like to sell, however CrochetEveryDay is not the appropriate shop for these items.

So, because Etsy does not allow you to change the name of your shop or your account, I am seriously considering opening a different shop with a name more fitting of the diverse handmade crafts that I would like to sell.

stay tuned

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

touching base

so it's been a couple of weeks since I updated here... I have had a ridiculous couple of weeks. sick kids, pinched nerve in my back, me getting sick.
I have pretty much placed my lace projects on the back burner. I haven't worked on the Gondor blanket for a couple of weeks so I picked that back up today.
however I have been doing some things here and there over the last few weeks of neglecting my other more 'important' projects.
I still feel like I am being taken over by all the yarn I have in stores around the house. I decided that another ugly blanket is in order. Ugly is key to stash busting. if you care about the colors being put together too much then you end up buying more yarn and that totally defeats the stash bust in the first place.

this time it is not Zig Zag ugly. No. it is Granny Square ugly. there are so very many square designs out there. there are so many color combinations that can be done. so this new blanket may take a very long time and it will not be 7x6' but it is more like a sampler of squares all fitted together.
I made a whole bunch of squares in different sizes. once I had about 30 in a variety of sizes and colors I began piecing them together. many of the pieces have not found their place on the blanket yet, but eventually they will and I will be glad to be 'rid' of all that excess.

I will post pictures soon, I promise

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

some progress, but only just

yeah yeah, Gondor wasn't elvish... I know, but I can't help myself, elven lettering is just so enchanting.

I'm totally proud of myself for making this work. but aside from how much I am chuffed that I got this section to look like it should (meaning I can tell that they are elven letters) I have had such a ridiculous time with this section. I started it and got half way through the letters and had to rip it 3 times -!
I've told my daughter that she better love this blanket more than all forms of expression. :)
she assures me she will

next step, Tree

Sunday, April 3, 2011

so frustrated

I have been working on a couple of designs I've scribbled down and I have been having NO luck at all with them. they keep twisting far more than I would like and because of it I don't believe I can block the twist out. so I am scrapping those design ideas and am feeling very uninspired.
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