I’m getting ready to work on some more Cuddle Bug Kids designs but
instead I procrastinated first I had some personal projects to finish. I made this sweet headband for a friend’s baby as a baptism gift last Sunday. Sweet baby’s Mom has been one of my only “law school wives” friends and has been a huge blessing in my life. She lives near a local coffee place so sometimes I’ll call her on my way out in the evening and we’ll meet to craft together. I wish I had time for a bigger project but I am trying (quite hard I might say) to stay focused!
- I really love the look of crocheted flowers with buttons in the middle! This lovely one was from an Etsy seller I love.
- The gauze style headband I attached it to looks really comfortable for little ones.
- Photographing early in the day can give you some crazy shadows on your picture!
My local sewing friends declared January a “sew something for yourself month”. I wasn’t feeling as inspired to sew for myself as to crochet since I realized I have only ever made myself one hat and I lost it within the year! I started a shawl and a scarf and here’s the finished shawl! I used a Patons brand finger weight yarn which had sequins throughout the yarn. I thought it would make a pretty addition for dressing up for a date night sometime. Sorry the photo isn’t better…I had my hubby take them this am as he was rushing out the door to law school!
- A not so perfect scarf can still be really pretty!
- Visual patterns are difficult for me as a lefty. Crocheting left to right while reading the visual pattern right to left is really hard. I need to try scanning it and flipping it to see if that works better. If any lefty folks have other suggestions I’d love to hear!
- I’m sure I could learn more about how to block crochet (wetting and stretching lace projects to highlight the stitch pattern)
- Lace projects make good longer term projects since they take hours… and hours… and hours… How do Etsy scarf makers make any money for their time selling scarves for $60?!!!
- It was much easier to crochet the black yarn using my crochet lite crochet hook! The light in the hook really did help me see the stitches better.
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