Just after we discussed spinning wheel maintenance this past weekend, my opinionated wheel decided he has a few hundred things to say. A squeaky spinning wheel is not the most pleasant sound in the world. It ranks up there with nails on a chalkboard.
There are two organza bags full of lovely yarn that have been sitting on my shelf for about a year. I made sure to get a nice rainbow selection when I placed the order. Then I added several more skeins of a creamy white so I would have a neutral to place between each color.
Did I have a pattern in mind when I hit the “Place Order” button on the website? Are you kidding? I like to live dangerously. Who cares about dye lots? So what if I need 300 more skeins of the yellow? Pah! That’s for noobs!
As I continue on to part 2 of the Hygge CAL, I’m still not sure if it will be done in time for the Farm Fair. The single crochets that make up a majority of the wrap are super easy and I could get through them in a week or two, even with numerous distractions. I lack the confidence to do the cross stitch on a black surface. It has been many years since I did any cross stitch work so I am hoping it will be much like riding a bicycle.
What a crazy weather weekend we had! Saturday was rainy and cold then Sunday was hot and muggy. I was so grateful that my crochet student gave me a cup of coffee when I came in for our lesson Saturday. She even turned on the heater since we were both chilled to the bone with the dampness.
Sunday’s fiber swap was a bit nicer when the sun came out for a little bit. It was so muggy though and the rain was not ready to give up as two showers passed as we spun.
Today’s weather is just about perfect with a few fluffy clouds and a nice breeze that is airing out the damp. Hopefully, we have a few more days like today before summer hits with a bucket of humidity.
Last week I showed you how to do the half-double crochet stitch into the chain. This week I will show you some tips and tricks for making half-double crochets into the next row.
Now that you are familiar with making a half-double crochet stitch into the chain, you are ready to move into the next row and beyond. This isn’t difficult. However, I wanted to break it into its own category because there are some things to keep in mind as you move forward.
Rain, Rain go away! With all this rain I expect there to be multiple rainbows once the sun returns. If not, there are several rainbows lying on the bed next to me as I write this blog post. Currently, it’s steadily raining and the poor chap just outside my window is vainly attempting to leaf blow the wet grass he just cut. I’d tell him not to even bother, but he doesn’t have much of a sense of humor.
The forecast for the next forever is calling for rain, rain, and even more rain. Did I mention that it’s going to rain? I have no problem with rain normally, but something tells me that by the end of the week I am going to be sick of it. Rain makes the flowers grow and helps replenish the water supply. Remind me of this when my head is throbbing from a weather headache.
The dandelions in the yard are doing extremely well with the rain that has fallen. The leaves are competing with their supermarket cousins and the bun sisters are loving it! Even the plantain leaves are bigger than normal which is great.
Today’s blog post is a bit of a head scratcher. Perhaps it’s the heat. Perhaps it’s the sudden change in temperature from early March to late June. It must be my brain melting. That is the only explanation for it.
Mokona is doing her best impression of a rug this afternoon.
I’m struggling a bit today with finding an ongoing project to highlight for today’s WIP Tuesday so I turned to the Google machine to look for inspiration. I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.
Normally, washing day happens on Sundays in my house. It’s the best day since I can usually relax as I wait for the sun to dry my clothes. This gives me an excuse to play some video games as I “guard” the laundry.
This week I did the clothing laundry as usual, but with a quick tumble in the dryer since the rain just would not let up. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and waste the electric just so you don’t smell like a mushroom.
Today we are going to be making the half-double crochet stitch into the chain. The half-double crochet is the next stitch in height after the single crochet. There are several things to keep in mind when doing this stitch so please pay attention.
This is the stitch that you will probably be redoing the most as you crochet. It’s not a difficult stitch, but pulling your hook through three loops at once can be a bit annoying. This is when using your hook and fingers to work together is a necessity as well as learning to relax so your stitches are not tight.