Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sometimes Life Gets In The Way

I think the title of this post explains a lot of things. Life in general sometimes just gets too busy and that means that crafting is put on hold for a little bit.

I am trying to continue to work on my crafts as much as possible but some days I just don't have the time or energy to put up any of my crafts. I do have a cross-stitch that I need/want to get finished by the end of July so I better get busy working on it. There is no real deadline for it other than what I say but it shouldn't take too long to do.

I have started putting together some lapghans and now have a request for 5 more so am going to be busy getting all of these done and sent off to the various projects. I hope that once I get started on these lapghans they will all go quickly.

Now to say that I have lots of things on the go is an understatement. I do need to try and focus on getting a few things completed so that my list of unfinished projects (UFO's) doesn't grow any more.

Last week I did accomplish something and that was to figure out how long it takes me to crochet a small baby blanket (12"x16"). I had never sat down and worked on one from start to finish and it is normally something I take with me and work on a bit at a time. Well last week thanks to an appointment I was able to sit and crochet and found out that I can complete one small baby blanket in 3 hours. My crocheting also meant a lot of discussions around me as people tried to figure out what I was doing. Finally someone asked about my project so I explained it to this lady and a lot of other people of course were listening.

I am enjoying finally sitting out in public and doing my crocheting or knitting. I have knit and crocheted for over 30 years but finally love to let other people see what I do.

Off to try and crochet for a little bit before another busy day.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Crafting and planning

Today was a lot of fun as I decided that it was time to work on sorting squares so that they could be made into lapghans. This project involved sorting the squares into size and colours and then figuring out a layout that would look ok.

I took the squares and spend them out on the floor as it meant I could then arrange them into possible lapghans easily without running out of room. The first lapghan didn't take too long to arrange but the next three took some time. I now have 5 lapghans ready to be crocheted together so hope to start getting them done soon.

I am still working on granny squares using part balls of yarn so hope to be able to work on getting more of them done soon.

My quick project is blankets that are 12"x16" and they don't take too long for me to do. These blankets are also something that I can carry with me so I have been trying to ensure that I normally have one with me at all times now.

I look around right now and see lots of yarn or squares and would like to continue working on getting my stash under control. I know this is going to be a long progress as I do have lots of yarn but am going to keep trying to make a dent in my stash a little bit at a time.

Time to get some sleep and then see what tomorrow brings.