Finally! My blogging and crochet mojo is back! I have done some serious thinking over the last month or so and have decided that you can have too many projects on the go and for me it creates brain freeze! I think as a fairly new crochet convert I was like a kid in a candy store, going oh, ahh, wow! The end result was lots of wips and no finishes.
So, a few weeks back, I piled all my wips into bags and stored them in order, such as ones that need to be finished for Christmas, birthdays and so on. They have been put into a cupboard, so they are not there to tempt me away from the present wip! I found that I can cope with two or three out, an afghan, a doily and maybe a small project such as scarfs etc. It works!
So here is a finished Afghan – the Sweet Pea Afghan, pattern by Julie Yeager.
My helper while I was joining!
With that done and dusted I got out one of my Around the Bases, this one is for a birthday at the end of December, I used the square Tropical Delight as the Designer did, but my inspiration is the Chatham Forget Me Not, it is a lush tropical looking plant that is in fact extremely hardy.
I am up to week 9 and am not sure whether I will do the whole afghan as the recipient is in a wheel chair and I think it might be better as a lapghan. It is a metre square at the moment. I am think when I finish the fans they will make a good edging. So this one is nearly complete, yay!
My other project I have out is the Advent scarf Cal by Melina Miller. I am only a day behind! It is easy to stay on track with this as it is only about 6 – 8 rows a day. I am doing it in a fine merino wool with a darker fleck with a large hook so I can block it out to make it extra lacy.
I am working on a doily, a Christmas placement, but will devote a separate post to my beloved doilies.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.