Asymmetrical Crochet Shawls are so much fun to make. Whether they are triangular with an increase on one side or some really weird shape altogether, they are not boring. And I’m only talking about the basic shape. Change the stitches every so often and you can have a crochet masterpiece. The possibilities are absolutely endless.
Today’s pattern finds are both summer and Farm Fair related. I took a quick look at the first five pages of the most recently posted crochet patterns on Ravelry and was pleasantly surprised at what I found. Though there is not enough time in my day to crochet them all, I wanted to highlight them in case you are interested in giving them a try.
Being in the midst of a hot and heavy summer, I decided it was high time to finish my Asymmetrical Seashore Shawl. I don’t live too far from the “Jersey Shore”. As a child I would spend a week with my extended family, enjoying the sun and sand. When I got older, the trips were mostly with friends in the off-season to avoid the insane traffic. But the allure of the sea lapping the sands remains with me to this day. It’s mystical, ethereal, and haunting.
I am finally done with the single crochets on the Hygge CAL that I am working on for the Farm Fair. Yipee! Job well done, me! 🙂 Now comes the “fun” part. Okay, once I get started it won’t be as bad as my pathetic brain keeps making it.
This is just a short (I hope) post about my progress so far. As I went along, I placed a bright colored thread in the 1st, 10th, 20th, etc. rows so I would have a guide for the cross stitches. I then tied these threads together to keep track of each part of the CAL.
Minecraft crochet patterns? Yes, please! Whether it’s an iconic Creeper or an adorable cow, the thought of a finished Minecraft crochet project sitting on my bed makes me smile.
Minecraft’s pixilated graphics translate incredibly well into crochet stitches so it’s relatively easy to create one of your favorite characters. You can even create one of the many blocks that make up the world around you. Diamonds, anyone? How about some grass blocks? Dirt blocks? The possibilities are as endless as the world seeds.
Can a crocheter ever have too many WIP’s? Is it even possible? I guess it is, especially if there are more WIP hours than hours in a person’s life. But all the pretty patterns and yarns! It’s a struggle to choose one over another.
Take for instance the Hygge CAL I am finally working on. I had to have it when the kit first became available. And though you couldn’t technically call it a WIP until I started making the 60 chains a few weeks ago, it sat on my bed for over a year. For over said year I moved it from the bed to the stool every morning and the reverse every evening.
I brought all three of my Scheepjes crochet projects with me to the library this morning. Since I couldn’t make up my mind which one to put in my bag, I took all of them.
With the forecast calling for heat and humidity, the cotton blend of the yarns were a good choice. It’s usually a temperature control lottery in the library when the weather changes dramatically. Today the room was relatively comfortable, no doubt because the heat wouldn’t arrive until later in the morning.
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.
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.