Happy Friday everyone! Wishing everyone in the USA a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend.
This past weekend my fingers were itching to create. I completed two knitting projects and started a crochet project all while avoiding things such as exercise and cleaning the house.
First on the list was my beautiful blue socks that I started a couple of weeks ago. The second sock was a much quicker knit as I figured out all of the confusing bits with the first one (specifically the heel turn). During this project I developed a serious love affair with my yarn (Anzula Squishy). The texture and the color were just divine! I definitely will be purchasing more of this brand in the future.
The next project was an attempt to jump on the holiday knitting. I had quite a bit of Cascade Pima Cotton Fine left over from my baby blanket project, so I decided to make some dishcloths as stocking stuffers. This pattern is called “Lace Cables.” It is a design from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. The cables are pretty simple, however one must count their stitches well in the lace sections.
My third project was these cute little flowers that I modified from 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet. The pattern called for 6 rounds of crochet, but I kept the flowers smaller and only crocheted 3 rounds. I had this grand idea of making tons of them and then sewing them all together. The end goal was going to be a children’s blanket. However, since I am just starting out with crochet I don’t know how to bind them together without leaving gaping holes. *sigh* If anyone has ideas I would love to hear them!
Check out this link for great yarn storage ideas. I especially like this one. Super creative!
I came across this post: At Risk of Sounding Like a Wet Blanket on a Ravelry forum and thought it was hilarious.
Let’s be honest there was, is, or will be that project that ends up being a pain to make. Either you 1) have frogged it 9000 times 2)you got stuck on one row and can’t problem solve your way out of it or 3) it just got down right boring to make. At this junction, what is a crafter to do? If you are anything like me, you will want to persevere. You will not toss that project aside and never think of it again. You will slave away until that project is done. You will want VICTORY!!!
Once victory has been achieved how will you show your defeat of that crafting project? A cheer? Maybe a dance?
I really like the song idea. Music is something that reaches everyone. After all that you have been through, you will want everyone to know you have slayed that evil project dragon. So what should be my crafting victory song be?
Here are some of my top choices ( In no particular order):
- Rocky Theme song
- Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
- Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
- Victory by Bond
- Sweet Victory by Spongebob Squarepants
Adversity comes at us every single day. So when you overcome it what will your victory song be?
Saturday morning I went for a hike on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The loop followed the Cataract Falls and Potrero Meadows Loop which came out to be approximately 6.5 miles. The rolling hills made for great scenery as were a good challenge on my glutes.
There has been a serious drought here in California so there was not much water flowing through the mountain and over the waterfall. However, the fauna and wildlife made up for it. All and all a great hike for the intermediate hiker.
What were your weekend plans?
I was feeling crafty yesterday afternoon. I upcycled an old necklace and made it into:
Ocean Stones Keepsake Box
Materials: Glass Beads, jewelry pliers, hot glue gun or super glue, wooden box, acrylic paint, paintbrush, and packing tape
1) Separate the beads from metal clasps using the jewelry pliers.