Ok, this post is picture intense so it may load a little slow. I have finished & started new projects on both crocheting & cross stitching, so it is picture time.
Pulled Taffy Hat & Scarf
I had planned to make this set for myself, but when I got the scarf finished it was too narrow for me. I like my scarves to be very wide so they can act like hoods in the cold. So I decided to go ahead and make the hat & then sell them. I haven’t got the selling page up yet, but I thought I would go ahead & show you the pictures of them.
My mother crochets a lot. She makes me look very bad with my crocheting. She is also quite quick with hers. The only thing is that she likes to crochet for charity. Well, the charity that she was making baby blankets for wasn’t working out, so I launched myself into the charity world to find Mom a new baby blanket charity for her. I came across Project Linus & hit jackpot. Here is the mission statement of Project Linus:
Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission which is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
So I talked to Mom & now we are “Blanketeers”. There is a local chapter in Springfield which is only about 45 minutes away & since we go to Springfield all the time we can just drop off our blankets & away we go. I normally do not make big projects in crochet cause I get bored with it very fast. But while I was making the Pulled Taffy hat & scarf, I actually bought a pamphlet afghan book. I am crazy cause I only like making bags & other quick items in crochet. But I fell in love with the afghans in the book & decided to actually bought the yarn to make a baby blanket using one of the patterns in the book. Did I mention that it is also a Granny Square? No, well it is & Granny Squares go really really fast for me, so I am actually managing to stick with this blanket. I choose horrible colors (to me, I hate these colors together), but supposedly babies see these three colors the best. I am also using an “x” stitch so the blanket has some texture to it which the baby should love to feel & play with. So here are the pictures of the blanket.
Black, white, & red. Blegh, I hate those colors together. I don’t mind them so much separately but together they don’t work for me. These pictures are actually about three days old. I have actually started on the second round of the pattern color. So instead of just white, red, white, & black. I am actually to white, red, white, black, white, & red. The only thing that Project Linus says is that the blankets need to be 30 inches big & not to many big holes. Well, one pattern round (white, red, white, black) equals a little over 10 inches, so I only have two more pattern rounds to go.
Ink Circles – By the Full Moon
I have finally finished the stitching on this piece. I didn’t think I was ever going to finish it, lol. The trees were a challenge for me. I had to re-do the right one several times cause I kept trying to make the same branch several times, lol.
Now all I need to do is drag out my purple felt, & the orange ribbon, sew it all together & then hang it. Poof! it is done, lol. If only it was that simple.
1-2-3 Stitch recently had a 20% off sale on Ink Circle designs. Since Tracy was so nice to tweet about it, I just had to go check it out. Well, I manage to walk away with only four charts. Three Ink Circles & a Dimensions Gold Petites that I had been looking at for about a year. I am quite proud of myself. There were 20 charts in my basket & I weeded them down to four. So I feel like I did a really good job of it. Though my wallet doesn’t agree. Wanna see what I got? Sure you do.
Now I just have to keep my wallet closed until we go on vacation so I can go a little crazy at Silver Needle in Tulsa, OK when we go on vacation in April or May. Though I honestly don’t need anymore charts. I really need to stock up on fabric & floss, but I usually don’t do that until I am ready to start stitching. *sigh* I guess we will have to wait & see what happens on vacation.
Well, I was denied my first go around, so my lawyers & I are preparing for the second go around. But I am honestly wondering if it isn’t all a big pile of bullsh** & my lawyers are just leading me on. But Dad says that we aren’t losing any money so it isn’t hurting us. Though I think it would greatly help my case if I had a seizure in the midst of my hearing. Though I think it needs to be a severe one where I throw things & hit people. *yep, I have those kind still.* If I was lucky, or unlucky, I would throw a pen at the judge & miss. Though then we probably wind up in jail or the hospital. Either one would be horrid cause of the strobe lights, lol. But mom says we can’t do that. Though if SSN sends me to another bloody psychiatrist or psychologist I may throw a bloody hissy fit at them. I don’t talk about myself to strangers, much less with ones that like to play mind games. If I have a problem then I talk to my parents, if that doesn’t help then I go & tell it to my babies, then forget about it. Problem solved. If I can’t change it then there is no reason for me to stress about it.
If you follow me on Twitter then you have probably read that I am wanting a new theme. So yeah, I am working on a new one, but I wouldn’t be in a rush to see it. It is going to be quite plain, fluid, one-column. At least, so far it is. Though you never know what I will actually come up with. :p
Well, I believe that is all for now. Though I will probably have more pictures soon. So until then, BYE!