Archive for crochet
Just a month after finishing one blanket, I’ve got my brain working on another. I am wondering if I am crazy. I don’t do so well on projects that take me more than a few weeks. I lose steam and get bored. I try to space out my big endeavors with little instant-gratification trinkets in [...]continue reading "Am I crazy?"
The minute I finished Aidan’s blanket, I started this sweater for me. There are a lot of “firsts” for me in this sweater. For instance: the first sweater I ever crocheted the first sweater I’ve made in a cotton/seaweed blend the first multi-colored sweater I’ve made myself So, it’s been satisfying in terms of new [...]continue reading "Spring Saturn Sweater"
You should have seen the state of the glass end table next to my favorite chair in the living room, after a week of breakfasting there. Crumbs are not my problem. Water stains from a sweating coffee press, on the other hand… A little spritz of glass cleaner and a wash cloth take care of [...]continue reading "A pressing need"
Did you think this day would never come? It sometimes feels like that when you work on the same project for so many weeks! But here we are, the body of the blanket complete, perfectly rectangular, and ready for a decorative edge. As you can see above, I chose to do a granny-style border on [...]continue reading "Finishing the hexagon blanket!"
Last week we covered how to deal with the big gaps on the sides of the blanket by filling them in with half hexagons. Today, we’ll talk about the zig-zaggy edges. By the time we’re done with this step, the blanket will be a perfect rectangle. If you look at the top edge of your [...]continue reading "How to make a straight edge on a hexagon blanket"
The shop is open for custom crochet hook orders! Hooray! I decided to try something completely new this time, and offer only one pattern, but offer it in multiple colors. Allow me to present Polka Dots! What can I say? It seemed appropriate somehow… I am excited to be switching gears a little bit this [...]continue reading "Polka Dot Crochet Hooks!"
I’m getting ready to re-open the Handmades Shop for custom orders. Today, that meant sweeping up some of the virtual cobwebs and updating the stock on the shelves. I concentrated mostly on the Crochet Hook section. Remember that handful of hooks I made at the Clayathon back in January? Well, I finally photographed them properly [...]continue reading "Almost time…"
Today we are going to take your mostly-finished blanket and begin squaring-off the sides. I’ll be honest. This is the part of the project that really excited me the most when Boring Office Guy and I were first exploring the idea of making him a hexagon blanket. Most of the googling I did turned up [...]continue reading "How to crochet a half hexagon"
Guess what this is. This is the unused yarn that I have after hooking the last stitch on Aidan’s hexagon blanket. Wait, did I just say last stitch, as in, the blanket is finished? Indeed I did. And I’m about 3 weeks ahead of schedule! Last time we talked about it, I had a small [...]continue reading "Ahead of schedule"
Isn’t it exciting when the end of a long-term project is within reach? While there’s something nice about the process, there comes a time when the process gets to be too tedious for words and all you want is to move on to the next thing! Been there? Well, today I am so happy because [...]continue reading "Getting closer…"