Well, week 2 was not my week to work yarn projects. Summer, work, and life sucked up all my time. I made – a hat. One hat. But I enjoyed doing it. Crocheting is relaxing. I use it to supplement my exercises for the hand that I broke earlier this year.
I crocheted this hat for my niece, one of them. She likes anything purple. I hope she likes this. Now I have 2 hats made. There are 10 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and nephews (I think I forgot one of them last count) with another on the way. It is mid-July. Odds are against me making all of them hats. But I’m still determined to try.
I used a small ball and a partial skein of yarn this week. My bags are still quite full. I find ideas every day. If I only had more time to make some of them!
It started out as a hat. Then I decided to make a gardener’s sack. I was working on a 72 peg loom. The hat seemed to be taking forever. So I made the bag. Have you ever changed a project mid pattern? I’m so pleased I think I’ll make one in purple for my niece for Christmas. I’ll put in a set of 2 inch starter pots, hangers for the pots, seeds, sunscreen, maybe even a set of fingerless mitts.
I made a handful of things this week with my yard sale yarn. Of course I work, have other things to do. But I enjoy my yarn habit and want to make pretty and useful things. This week I made a Smurfette, a dog collar, an American heart, and the bag. All of these projects were off the loom. I used 2 small balls of about 2 inches each. I also used a tiny ball of dark blue, a tad of white yarn, and a skein of multicolored yarn.
So week 1 was a success, I think. I have plans for next week – the new garden bag, more hats, a C3P0 to go with my R2D2. Three more weeks to clear some of my yarn stash! How many of those hats can I make? Check out my growing gallery of projects and download pages.
I’m a fan of yard sales. They are great places to find things cheap. This weekend I found yarn – a lot of it. What’s more is that I bought a lot of that yarn. Look at my find. Two bags – one of 10 skeins of yarn and one with 5 large bags of partial balls. What a haul.
The question now is – what do I do with it all? I decided to do a self-challenge. How many yarn projects can I complete in 4 weeks? How much yarn can I use up in that time? The games are on.
I started with 3 projects in 2 days. I made an R2D2 from Star Warson a 12 peg loom. Just on a whim, for decoration. Then I crocheted a hat and bag. It is for a 7 year old great niece. I plan to put a book, a small notebook and a pack of gum inside. Of course ,it is June but even summer can have a chilly d ay or evening. Also, I have 10 nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces and nephews with another on the way. So I want to make hats for each one for this coming fall. That is 14 winter sets… Maybe I didn’t buy enough yarn! Maybe I should quit work.
What’s next in my race against time and a couple of big bags of yarn? Check out my new yarn gallery to see photos and my Yarn Crafts page for patterns!
Lately, I have been having trouble saying I love you. No it's not an emotional thing. With my broken arm out of the cast I have been re learning how to do my basic ASL sign language. That includes I love you. My fingers work better everyday end my hand is improving as well. But my I love you still needs work.
As you may know I wrote a book on loom knitting ASL letters. Now I decided that I need a hand so I made 1 with a little 12 peg loom, loom hook, small amounts of two colors scrap yarn, and yarn needle. I made a 5 hand sign so I could make it be anything I needed.
I had wanted to put snaps on the palm and fingers. But my mobility doesn't extend yet to small needles and snaps. So I am using a safety pin to shape my hand. Wish my real hand was as flexible! Sigh.
It was recently requested that I complete a video of my ASL on the loom. I'm going to try - though my videography is not expert. Give me a few weeks to try to complete a decent film.
I finally got my cast off - the big 1. Now I'm down to a little splint that I don't have to wear all the time. Before the cast was removed I decided to try something simple but pretty on a loom. So I made this case for my camera.
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