Monday, March 24, 2014

Been a while, huh?

Yeah, I know, I'm terrible at keeping up with blog posts. But school is pretty busy for me, and crocheting is more of a hobby right now; the blog is another hobby, when I have time for it, like now. So, have another wonderful update on how I've progressed as a crocheter and what I'm working on now! :D (And I'll change the background to make a bit more sense... Seeing as it's almost April, not Jan.)

Since January, I haven't completed anything. I know, I know, I'm totally slacking. But I did manage to start a really cute little bag called "Sweet Hearts Bag" by Debi. The pattern she gives is actually a two-for-one pattern. Within the download, you can make both Sweet Hearts Boot Cuffs or the Sweet Hearts Bag, which I decided to try my hand at. The pattern is really cute and I totally should have finished back in February, but... Yeah, I'm a tad lazy and I did want to line it before I attached the handle. I just have this fear that anything I put in it will either fall out or stretch it out of shape, so I need help making a liner (which is where my handy hubby comes in! :D). I didn't cut my yarn off after every row, like Debi did. I HATE, with a wild passion, weaving in all those little threads, so I figured I'd just carry my yarn up and around. I think it looks pretty good none-the-less. If I remake this bag, it'll definitely look so much better.

Handless bag
But that's not all I've been doing since January. I am still working like crazy on that Black Light blanket for my husband and I. I finally got to purchase all but 1 skein of yarn that I need for this massive project. I have eight of them right now stashed away in my Yarn Drum (best Christmas gift thus far), and three more are put away in my "craft" room. I need to go buy one more, and then I should have enough to make the biggest blanket I have ever made in my life. I really don't think I'll be doing another one this big for quite some time. Especially since I have other afghans in the "ideal" bin that I'm dying to try out!
Eight skeins here, three more in storage
I'd post a picture of the blanket, but I can't seem to find my camera right now. (Odd since I took these photos, right? Well... I update elsewhere too, like Facebook, and often forget about here.) But it it getting bigger and bigger. The width right now is probably about perfect for a lapghan, but that's not where I'm stopping. California King, here I come! Which does explain why I need 15+ skeins of this beautiful yarn.

Besides those two projects, I'm still working on that "fantastic" black belt for my husband. I didn't realize how much I would come to hate the thread he chose for it. Held double, that yarn hurts my fingers more than I ever thought it would. I have also decided that if anyone wants a belt like this, they'll be paying well for it. It's a nice looking belt, and it's pretty sturdy too. Again, I seriously need to find my camera so that I can post these things for you to see!

Until next time, my dear readers! :D