Crochet blues

Yep, I’ve got them the crochet blues. I haven’t been satisfied with my projects and I’m lacking inspiration.

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This hat didn’t turn out quite right. It’s too narrow at the top and just needs a quick revision. The yarn was difficult to work with because it was cheap and kept bunching up. It looks pretty made up but I am not looking forward to frogging it and fixing the top. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but it does not slouch. It…folds….sorta….not attractively.

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This is a shawl I made. It wasn’t supposed to be a shawl. It was supposed to be a cowl. I followed a pattern but it ended up too wide to just be a cowl and not long enough to double up. So I decreased and turned it into a shawl. Now don’t get me wrong I actually like this but it wasn’t what I pictured or was going for. Also this yarn, Homespun, is kinda a bitch to work with. It’s fuzzy and hard to see the stitches.

Yep, I’ve got the crochet blues.

I do have a lot of other stuff going on. Crochet has just fallen to the back burner a bit. I need a pattern that says “Make me! I’m wonderful!”

If you have any suggestions I’m all ears. I’m working on a baby blanket that will be cute but is pretty basic. It’s ripple blanket and I do love a ripple but I sometimes a girl just wants variety in life. This is the first time in quite awhile that I only have ONE project on the hook.

In other news – I couldn’t resist sharing this picture of some poor sap in my parking lot that got plowed in.

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I mean seriously! I have no idea how they got out. I would’ve been so angry it this happened to my car.

This is a bit how I feel lately. I’m short on motivation across the board. Unfortunately other things in life have a deadline. Or maybe that’s a good thing otherwise I’m not sure I’d leave the couch!

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Pattern Frustration Rant

I’m making a flower granny square with a pattern that was free-ish on Ravelry. I am super frustrated with the pattern. Instead of just listing out the steps there’s all this exposition to wade through. Not don’t me wrong I love some pointers for the tricky parts but clear cut instructions are soooo valuable. I’m sure the writer of this particular pattern thought they were being precise and that the extra text was helpful but I just find it hard to follow. My pattern is turning out but only due to the pictures (I could use some more of those). *sigh*

It’s not even a super complicated pattern, once the directions have been deciphered. I’ve had enough for the night and I’ll pick it back up tomorrow.

On another note – I have some super fun pictures coming of the blanket I’ve been working on. I am LOVING the colors!! Super fun. Here’s a quick one: (This is NOT the before mentioned flower. This was a very nice pattern and I’ll post the link to it next time.)

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I also picked up a new basket on serious clearance. It was going to be for my yarn stash (or at least part of it) and there is some yarn in there. Apparently the basket isn’t mine anymore.

 

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