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.
I decided that changing strategy was going to have to happen with the Hygge CAL I am working on. I was getting such anxiety that it came to a grinding halt and I almost called it quits. At the rate I was going, that wrap wasn’t going to be done by the end of the year much less by mid-July. So rather than doing each part with X amount of rows of single crochets followed by that part’s cross stitch, the single crochets needed to be done all at once.
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.
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.
After moving the box around every day for over a year, I am going to start the Hygge CAL designed by Kirsten Ballering of Haakmaarraak.nl. Well… I’ll start it as soon as my internet comes back on. The internet pooped out just as I hit the enter key to get to Kirsten’s website. Go figure.