Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Where Have I Been?

How is it that 2 weeks have passed and I haven't updated this blog? Well, devoted readers, I have been busy with a capital "B." On the 20th, I moved into a lovely apartment. My commute is now no longer than 10 minutes. I have been enjoying the extra leisure time, but I haven't been spending much of it with a crochet hook in hand. Moving always means much unpacking, sorting, and straightening.

I've finally started back to crocheting. Christmas is upon me (25 days as of tomorrow, folks!) and I'm still not anywhere near done with my gifts. This week, I'm concentrating on those gifts I haven't started yet. Today, I finished up 5 snowball fridgies (story time props). They only need eyes, noses, & mouths. I've been making squares like crazy. The afghan for my cousin has to be done by December 19. We're having Christmas a little early with that set of relations. Hoping I'll manage to get my sister's at least partially done.

This is very unusual for me. Normally, I'm already done by this time and working on next year's. I'm enjoying the rush just a little, but really hoping next year's gift making goes much smoother.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Some Progress

Finally, I appear to be making some progress on my Christmas list. I've recently updated my list and was surprised by how much is now in the "to finish" category. The adults, outside my immediate family, have definitely bit the dust. I'll probably buy them a small something.

This past week I made and finished the 5 airplane fridgies for my story time. I made 5 Magenta squares. I'm now done with that color and only have 38 squares left to make. To that end, I bought Black and Amethyst to finish it up. I also bought Shocking Pink and Blue for the ornaments for my friends getting married right before Christmas. In addition, I also started a purse for a three year old cousin. I'm using Red Heart Super Saver's Marrakesh.

Plans for this week include more squares and those other pesky little projects left to make. I'm moving this weekend and am looking forward to much more leisure time for crocheting. While my list is shrinking by ditching the adults, I find it growing a little as I add new friends.

I also need to make the ornaments for the ladies' ornament exchange at church. I'm making a selection: snowman, stocking, wreath, bell, gingerbread house.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cold Crocheting...

Sorry for the delay in updating. I've picked up a cold and spent most of the weekend taking it easy. I've adopted a new crochet philosophy that will hopeful ease my worry over completing Christmas gifts...a little something everyday. I've also found an apartment locally and will be moving in the next couple of weeks. Not having the 2.5 hour round trip commute will seriously increase my leisure/crochet time.

This past week, I crocheted some. I made 3 more pumpkin fridgies and 6 bookworms. Finished 6 pumpkin fridgies and 6 bookworms. I added the tail feathers and feet to the 5 turkey butt bases I made a week or so ago. I also made 4 Magenta granny squares and the pieces for 1 airplane fridgie. I found a pattern for a small stuffed airplane and cut it in half to make a flat airplane.

My plans for this week mostly include making more Christmas gifts. I'm off on Thursday for Veteran's Day. I may either have a big finishing day or work even harder on my to do list. What are your crocheting plans this week?

Until next time, happy crocheting!