Since I haven’t updated this blog in forever with any of my crafting updates I’m going to do one big image heavy post 😛 I’ve been doing A TON of crochet since mid last year (mostly CALs) and I didn’t really feel like updating my site at all. I need to work on that. So here goes!
I finished my Daisy Afghan this week!!! I’m so proud of it hehe. I weaved in all the ends and then I started sewing them together on Friday, and I weaved in the ends after each piece was sewn. I actually had a system going lol. I finished it Friday night and I love it. I am debating putting a border on it, using the grey first with a round of dc then 3 rounds of sc in blue, pink & grey. Not too sure yet, everyone I ask seems to be 50/50 on it. I have enough yarn to do it so it’s not an issue on that. I actually have 2 balls of each colour left over. I’m going to make a swap square with them too.
I have Clue 9 finished for the Mystery CAL and I plan on taking it with me to finish (hopefully) at my conference in Vancouver this weekend. I don’t know if I’ll have enough of the yarn colours it needs but we’ll see. I need to get all that sorted out tomorrow when I’m packing. I might just leave it at home and bring yarn for swap squares or take my sisters blanket along with me.
I have done a few things this week, 2 swap squares and worked on my Daisy Afghan. I also did the border for my Mystery CAL last week but I haven’t started this weeks clue yet. I was going to start on it last night but I felt really sick so I stayed on the couch all evening and went to bed early. Turns out I ate moldy bread for lunch ._.
I’m going to be doing a private swap of 2 12 inch squares a month with another swapper on swap-bot. We both are in the public swaps for squares but find that there is very little interest in yarn craft swaps so we’re doing our own 🙂 I’m also doing a swap with Jessica but I’ve already shown her square in another post 🙂
I’m loving my Daisy afghan so far, it’s been fun to work on. I’m hoping it’ll only take me another week or 2 but I’m not setting an end goal for myself or I may not finish it. I’m also really looking forward to seeing how this Mystery CAL border turns out!! This weeks clue looks fantastic and I can’t wait to start it tonight.
Since it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted I have a few things to post with 😀 I’ve been working on a lot of swaps lately, and I am very pleased with them. I joined an 8 inch square swap, a bookmark swap, a few card swaps, tea & card swap, and another 12 inch square swap for this month. I’ve gotten 2 things ready for mailing already and I mailed out 2 things on the weekend. Here are the squares for the 8 inch swap, I used Jessicas square that I tested for her:
It took me a day to make each of the other squares, the basket weave one took me the longest because I had to fiddle with the join method and I ended up using my own sc join instead of what the pattern called for. I also added rounds to make it 8 inches. Same with the flower square, it was supposed to end with just the first white border but I added the other rounds.
I made the tea card in one evening and it opens up to hold a single tea bag in the package inside and the paper ribbon slides off to open the card. I think it looks cute. The bookmark took me longer to do because I got bored with it and let it sit for 2 weeks after I had finished the circles. I finished it yesterday and I really like it. I hope my swap partner does too.
I have the 2nd clue of the Mystery CAL done and I’m still working on Clue 3…and Clue 4 just came out yesterday. I’m going to be behind but that’s ok.
My friend needed a baby hat and beard for a shower gift so I worked on that last month. I couldn’t find a smaller beard pattern so she ended up giving that one to the mom and knitting a smaller beard for the hat. It went over really well at the shower so I’m happy about that.
That’s all for now!
Well I didn’t post last week because I hadn’t done anything. I didn’t get my sisters blanket done on time so it’s now a Christmas gift. I screwed up one of the squares and got very frustrated and I haven’t picked it up since. I have done a few other things in the mean time though.
I joined swap-bot and one of the swaps I joined is a 12 inch square swap. I crocheted mine (you could knit or crochet) and I think it turned out great. I started it Friday night and I worked on it on the ferry over and back from Vancouver on Saturday and finished up the border at home that night. At first I wasn’t sure of the colours I had picked to go together but I think it turned out really nice!
I also have started working on the new Crochet Crowd CAL-KAL that Yarnspirations is helping host. The first clue was released yesterday and I’m halfway done the 20 granny squares for it. I’m considering also doing the knitted one too but I don’t have enough yarn unless I go buy more. I know I could go buy more yarn but I can’t buy anything until March now. I spent money at IKEA getting a few things for my mom and myself this weekend so all my extra month for the month is gone XD Here are the colours I picked and the squares I’ve done so far:
Hoping to get the rest of them done in the next day or so. I’m also working on a crochet border for a knit blanket a friend of mine made. She hasn’t crocheted in years so she asked me to help her. I was first going to teach her how to do it herself but she got intimidated and just asked me to do it and she’d pay me. I worked on the single crochet border round last night and I’ll be planning out the shell round tonight when I get home from work. I’m also making her a crocheted baby hat with a detachable beard for a baby shower she’s attending in 2 weeks. Also being paid to make it. I need to print out business cards for her to take with her (she requested some) so I need to buy cards and design one at home. Not enough time to order them from VistaPrint I don’t think.