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.
Good grief! Are there enough F’s in that title for you? 🙂 It truly was a fun fiber-filled weekend. The anxiety I felt most of last week has subsided now that I am taking Monday to recover. The blog should be back to normal with daily posts during the week. I had to take a few days off for my own mental health.
The weather (I must be British) was doomy and gloomy, going from hot to cold with almost constant rain followed by humid days that made me melt like chocolate on the sidewalk. It was a bad week if you wanted to remain cheerful.
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.
It is the Memorial Day weekend here in the United States, the day that we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to keep us the land of the free. It is also the unofficial start of summer when people gather in groups to eat hamburgers, hot dogs, and various “salads” while drinking an assortment of beverages.
What am I planning on doing today? Well, I do things a bit differently. Mom and I are planning a trip to Aldi after we grab lunch at our favorite sit-down Chinese restaurant. Yeah, we’re weird, but it suits us. Dad will probably do what he does best: work around the house and yard, take a nap, and be grumpy.
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.
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.