Friday, February 24, 2012

Where there's a will...

I've been a bot more industrious this week. I've crocheted almost everyday, but I haven't been hitting my three 20 minute sections. Most days I manage two 20 minute crochet breaks. Last Saturday (or was it Monday?), I ran in the ends on all the Pale Yellow squares. I'm planning to run the ends in on all the French Country Squares tomorrow and start sewing the afghan together next week.

I've made 17 of the 29 Cornmeal squares I need for the Pigeon afghan and the Dr. Who Scarf Inspired afghan. The dishcloth project continues. Thus far I've made 6 dishcloths and have 2 more started. Of the six, I've already given 4 away for gifts.

My crocheting in the next week will be more of the same. Next Friday marks the beginning of National Craft Month. I may stick with the dishcloths for awhile or move on to the octopus pincushions.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm a Lazy Daisy!

I've been a bit lackadaisical in my crocheting plan since my last post. Birthdays have a way of throwing a spanner into the works.

I've crocheted a little on dishcloths and yesterday started making squares for other baby afghans. I haven't ran in any ends in yet.

I'm turning over a new leaf as of today. I have gifts to make and no one can do it but me. Found out 2 of the babies I'm making afghans for are boys. One's for The Pigeon baby afghan. The other, I won't know the colors until I know what the nursery's being done in.

From today on, I'm hoping to meet my goals of spending 20 minutes on dishcloths, 20 minutes on squares (this works out to 3 baby afghan squares), and 20 minutes on running in ends and/or sewing squares together. All these will be broken up so I'm not tiring my hand out.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Breakdown of My Daily Crochet Minutiae

The dishcloth project continues on apace. I like making them and hope I can make the 20-30 I need for my Christmas list.

I finished the pieces for MaKenna's purse. All I need to do is attach the handles and run in the ends.

Tomorrow, I'm planning to start running in ends on the squares for the French Country baby afghan. I'm going to give myself 20 minutes per day for running in ends and/or sewing squares together.

I think I may also give myself 20 minutes for making more squares. That will be 40 minutes a day crocheting and 20 minutes running in ends or sewing.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

Friday, February 3, 2012

15 Minutes of Dishcloths

Wednesday marked the 1st of February and the beginning of my 29 day dishcloth project. Over the past weekend and the early part of the week I decided crocheting 30 minutes at one time was a little much. I've been getting up a little earlier in the mornings so I can crochet for 15 minutes on a dishcloth. My evening 15 minutes have been getting lost in the shuffle of dog walking, exercising, and housework.

Some of the cotton yarn I have, I've had since I lived in Knoxville 3 years ago. Oh how I miss having several craft stores nearby. In the past three days, I've finished 2 dishcloths that were already started and started a new one.

I've been working on the purse for MaKenna. I'm using Red Heart Super Saver's Bonbon Print. I've had this yarn for 2 years. I noticed this week that Red Heart went up 25 cents in price.

In the coming week, I'll continue with the dishcloths and hopefully finish the purse. Kadance is home from the hospital so I may start running in ends and sewing together the French Country baby afghan.

Until next time, happy crocheting!