So already two weeks has passed. We are half way through with July and my goal to complete the Bobble Blanket is slow. I sort of went on a crocheting binge this week but failed to work on almost everything but my list.
We had a horrific heat wave this week, and I do not deal well when I am hot. I get tired and cranky. I hid in my basement and went crazy with my crocheting. So crazy that I even went out and bought 6 skeins of yarn even though I have no specific project for them. :s (it was on sale and the colours were pretty!)
I then attended my first knitters club. The ladies were all so welcoming and great to talk to. It was rather intimidating as I didn’t know a soul, so I only stayed an hour, but the next group, I do intend on staying out longer. 🙂
I also went to the library, and took out “200 Blocks to Crochet” and since I have almost exhausted my stash by crocheting granny squares, I went to the local second hand store, as I know they usually sell half skeins of yarn. I got a stash of about 20 partial skeins of yarn, in different textures and colours than I normally would use. I figured it was the best way to get out of my comfort zone when it came to types of yarn and colours. This way I can continue practicing granny squares and will have a variety of different types. I am still not sure what I will do with them, but I figure once I get enough, inspiration will hit.
I also managed to get a square done for my swap this month. I am not sure I am 100% in love with it, but it was good to complete. I might try again with some different colours. The Theme this month for our granny square swap was Tweet Tweet and this is the pattern I was able to complete:
Then when I had enough with crocheting squares I found an amigurumi (and anyone who can help me pronounce that, I would be forever in your debt) and decided to try my hand at something fun and new. I made a small little teddy bear for my son (who is healing just fine from his surgery last week) Next, I will make one for Baby. It only took a day and though I am still learning how to properly sew parts of the body together, I am quite please with how it turned out.
Then after 6 days of doing nothing but crocheting I grounded myself from my yarn for a few days. My laundry has been slacking, my homework has been slacking and sometimes I even forget to blog. Only moment after declaring my hiatus from crocheting I “accidently” started a pincushion, and couldn’t stop til it was done. Thankfully, it only took an hour, and naturally I was able to justify the project as I had just bought some pins so I could start blocking my squares , so I needed some place to put my pins so I wouldn’t lose them 🙂
That has been my week. Now, the weather is foggy, cloudy, and a slight possibility of rain. Baby and Kid have both gone to see Dad, so that means I can catch up on laundry and possibly write a short story for submission by the end of the week. I really don’t want to have to be a student in psychology AS well as a distance ed student. Maybe I shouldn’t have slacked so much in my writing course….