Crafting Projects Fall 2020

In my time of Crocheting- from about 5th grade, with a brief hiatus during my teen years, and then picking up the hooks again after my first child was born, I have not ever made finished anything a garment for myself. Technically, I made an ear warmer headband, and began a scarf.

But we all know crocheters always have 3,000 half finished projects going at once and a yarn stash to rival the hoards dwarf of gold under the Lonely Mountain. So here’s what I’ve been working on.

And here it is after I realized I had miscounted the stitches on one side and unraveled it to start over.

I changed the color order also. The green will transition to the variegated, and the variegated will transition into the brown. And it looks a little like a stingray. But it’s supposed to be a shawl…eventually.

I have a baby hat almost complete that I started for pretty bear before she was born…10 months ago. So that should get done around her 4th birthday… I jest. I hope to have it finished by the end of this month.

Fun fact- I crochet for leisure and entertainment. So I had a night of crochet planned, my yarn and pattern picked out, and lo and behold, my 4.25mm hook was missing!

So I pouted for a bit and knitted a different project instead…

And then I ordered myself a complete set of ergonomic crochet hooks, because that kind of crafting disappointment should never happen again.

And for funsies, I did a needlepoint embroidery for my mom’s anniversary.

That was fun trying all the different flower stitches! And I used the color scheme from her favorite flower arrangement

My daughter and I have also been doing a patchwork quilt together. She loves using my Brother CS-6000i Computer machine. She wasn’t quite patient or coordinated enough for me to teach her hand sewing stitches yet; she got bored doing the practice stuff I showed her with large tapestry needles. So, I enthralled her with button pushing! And she stitched several blocks together in no time.

She is very creative and has an eye for choosing a really awesome color palette. This is what we finished at our last one on one night. We’ve got 4 or 5 more panels like it to finish. I love it so far! And she’s requested that I make a matching miniature quilt for her Lamby out of the scrap snips…

Sissy Boo with Lamby

I’ll certainly try…because the request in itself was absolutely and irresistibly adorable.

2 thoughts on “Crafting Projects Fall 2020

  1. Wow, so many great projects going on! I think that it is amazing that you’re teaching your daughter to make a quilt. My mother taught me to crochet when I was about six or seven years old, and I’ve been doing it ever since. Beautiful start to the quilt by the way!

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