Five

I have started the biggest project I have ever done as of the 9th of September. 

I am going to need around 47 skeins of yarn give or take just for the 476 granny squares…..
I have 95 days and counting to finish….

I have designed this blanket….that is going to be epic….

So far I have made 41/476 squares. I have a 3 day weekend coming up with nothing to do. 

I hope to complete at least 119/476 by this monday morning. 

I think it is doable, I just need more yarn I have gone through 4 skeins thus far. 

 

Just thought I’d let you know I’ve not fallen off the face of the earth, just working on this, and a few other projects including a beautiful doily, and possibly my first commission of a super grover hat. 

Reporting to you, extremely tired, and apparently now sick (thanks to my fellow co-workers) 

This is Shara

Signing off. 

Expect updates haha 

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Four

I have received 2 packages from Hobby Lobby since we last spoke. The first containing a set of 4 circle looms, the second containing 2 new crochet hooks, 1 package of crochet hook grips and 2 balls of new thread, sizes 30 and 10. My new hooks are .75mm and 1.5mm! 

 

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I’m excited to try the smaller sizes!!

Especially after finding this etsy shop!!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SuAmi

 

I have also completed, then started a few projects. 

Completed a baby sized really thick winter hat. And what with the lack of babies around here I modeled the hat on something else for my picture…..

 

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Yes…..my panda….

I thought it was cute anyways!! 

I have started a doily and an adult sized hat to match that scarf I made previously…OH and another really pretty scarf to be pictured later! But now I’m considering starting another doily so I can take advantage of the new additions to my stash! 

Haven’t really decided yet…

I have been extremely tired as of late though, therefore getting a lot less done. Alongside that work has finally become work (not that I was complaining before) so no time there anymore. 

 

Upcoming is a craft show that my grandma attends and sets up at every year and I am really looking forward to that!! I am thinking about and hoping to increase the number of projects and see if I can sell some things. 

If nothing else I can sell what I have and prep for next year. 

AND I can paint faces and get a few extra bucks! I do a mean spongebob…..though I don’t even know if that’s what’s in now a days….does that mean I’m getting old? Because I’m only 23 and that’s not cool…..

 

 

on that note, I am really tired….Going to bed. Nice catching up! 

~Shara

Three

Hey everyone!!

Sorry its been a few days, but NOW that I have some time  I’ll share what I have been up to!!!!

Aside from starting to take live calls at work as oppose to the normal training (which was terrifying even for someone who just quit her other call center job) I went to a party this weekend!

It was in celebration of my grandparents 47th anniversary/4th of July!

Started with swimming and Sangria, then along came the storm clouds!! We thought they might go past us because they were all north of us and moving east…but then the wind came! So we all grabbed everything off of the tables (we were just setting up food) and ran inside. With the help of my boyfriend, grandma, grandpa, and myself, we got everything inside seconds before a downpour!!

So me and my grandma set up everything inside as my aunt and uncle and some close friends arrived. We all ate, told dirty jokes and stories, and just had a blast. After we were all finished the rain had cleared to sunny again!!

We then were able to continue our outdoor festivities with fireworks!!! My cousin who has Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder even sat through most of it!! It was a huge step and I’m so proud of him!! He didn’t like the loud ones very much and would back away when they went off but at least he was outside this time!! He really enjoyed himself.

After setting off TONS of fireworks (roman candles, bottle rockets, fountains, and one with 750 shots) and putting all of the empty used up fireworks in the firepit we lit a fire. It was great….then Brandon said “its too quiet” when no one was talking. Right then a fountain, that apparently didn’t finish off started shooting out of the side of the fire pit! 2 people took off running and the rest of us sat there and laughed. After 2 more occurrences with roman candles it was time to leave.

It was so much fun!!

In the world of crochet, I am happy to report progress with projects as well as a newly cleaned. claimed, and organized work space!.

So first thing’s first.

I made a blanket for my mother, more of a decorative umm, I don’t know what they are called…but they lay down across the foot of the bed. Now the only way I could take a picture of this is in pieces so get ready, its taken in 5 shots, one for each of her children.

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It’s really long! So long that the first and the last children are hanging off the side of the king sized bed!!

She really loves it, and so does Lily, my 2 year old sister (the one in the middle)

Along with that I also finished my very first doily!!

I still need to flatten it completely but here is the finished picture before that process.

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Aside from those two projects I am finishing up my batman blanket and trying out this  new scarf my grandma taught me how to make!

And here is a photo of my work space, not including my arm chair and my huge box of yarn ❤

Two

So, after a long and productive (in more ways than one) day at work I am home. Eating another home cooked meal by who other than myself.

How was my work day productive in more than one way you ask?  (Admit it, I know you’re curious)

Aside from my usual workday I managed to find the time to make a cute, REALLY durable, snug sleeve for my beloved nook!

It’s cotton, two types of yarn (black and hot pink), and perfect!

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And the pattern here

I link to Ravelry because if you don’t have an account there, you don’t know what you’re missing! And I am not exaggerating, I love the organization it offers, and the ability to keep track of projects and just….check it out.

This makes 4 projects completed in 2 days! I have yarn burn!

So project number one was a little panda plushie doll, because I LOVE pandas! They are only the cutest, sweetest, most cuddly animals in the world and I plan on one day going on one of  the panda sites and “adopting” a panda ❤

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Here ❤

You should have seen the day (not too long ago) that I found out that they have live streaming panda cams all over the world!! It was a Friday, and not one time through that whole weekend was my computer screen without a live panda feed.

If you are interested in viewing the panda cams HERE is a great list of all of the panda cams! The “explore” ones also have other cams to all kinds of neat animals and even the northern lights! Also the Edinburgh Zoo is a 24 hour cam with night vision, and also features a monkey cam!

But back to the projects…..

I also finished a 6 foot 11 inch scarf, which is pretty and of course pink!

Free Pattern requires sign up

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And I made a hammock for my pet rats ❤

Free pattern on ravelry

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(Rat which resembles an opossum not included)

So that’s that!

Some exciting news as far as I’m concerned….I get paid this week! First paycheck at a new job is always the best. That means I get to play catch up, and may even be able to buy a loom set and/or these cool things that were shown to me….one is a finger guard. It’s supposed to be for people who whittle, but I have gotten in such a bad habit of holding my yarn and bouncing my hook off my finger since I did the amigurumi panda that it just hurts….I have been using a band aid. Also was brought to my attention that they have these cool things that well…you know its easier just to show you. These things look so cool, the plastic and the metal one. I will probably try both just because they are so inexpensive and well I could certainly use it!

Deciding my next project, hope that I decide soon, if not I may just go back and finish some of my old ones.

I am off for the night, very sleepy and just about ready to hit the sack! And it’s only 7:20 pm!! I know I’m not an old lady now, come on haha!

Farewell!!
Shara~~

p.s. I have officially gained 2 followers from my “Begin” post! As I mentioned this is my first ever blog, so that makes me SUPER excited!! I had even more “likes” so that tells me I already have readers! Love you all!!

p.s. again, I am terrible at linking things apparently, so bear with my terrible links haha!

Begin

Thus begins my very first blog!

Due to an obsession with crochet since I have put in the effort to learn many new stitches, patterns and well anything I could get my hands on information-wise about the craft, I wanted to start a blog to keep track.

I have found it somewhat difficult to keep everything organized and together, and because of that its hard to keep motivation. I have tried everything, bookmarks in a special folder, downloading and archiving patterns, printing them out and trying to keep them together…but nothing seems to work for me. I find myself still having to break and try to find time to go to the original source of the pattern, or youtube even when in doubt about how to do something.

I have found many resources which are wonderful, including just being introduced to Ravelry.com
In this one weekend I have completed 3 projects, one from ravelry.
I love how you can track your progress and update your materials and tools.

I am also starting this so that I can share my own projects and patterns that I create.

I hope that everyone enjoys my following posts and that we can all learn from each other in a big happy family tangled together by only the best yarn =)

~~Shara