Saturday, January 26, 2013

End of January Crochet WIPs

Happy Saturday everyone!

I just wanted to pop in and do a little show and tell.

Unfortunately, most of this fall and winter my hooks have been frozen.
I had no desire to crochet.
Sometimes I wanted to but wouldn't have time.
Others I just didn't feel like getting my bag.

The gray skies of winter always put me in the blahs.
I have come to realize that I am solar powered.
I need sunlight (or bright lights) to be productive.
When the outside is gray and yucky, I tend to just wanna sleep or just watch tv.

I have forced myself to get out my hooks and work on some projects.

First I grabbed my hooks and a skein of gray Red Heart Super Saver and I began stitching some squares I had made together. I got one row done but decided to quit until I could figure out which squares I wanted to do next.

I also did some squares for my Granny Patchwork Blanket.
 I'm still not very far along with it. I have a feeling this project will take me at least until the end of this year.
I tend to get bored easily.

I also crocheted a draft block for our front door. It didn't turn out the way I wanted so I didn't photograph it.

I am finally putting my Stylecraft to good use. I bought 10 skeins a LONG time ago.
I decided to do a straight double crochet block type blanket.
 I am basically crocheting with a color until I run out and then attaching the next color. I love it so far!

I have some other granny squares made of Caron Simply Soft that I plan on making into a lap blanket soon.
I will post photos when I get it going.

Finally, I have began making some curtains for my house. 
Here I am using offset filet crochet to create a curtain panel.
This is a lovely melon color. I cannot wait to see it hanging over my bright sunny dining room window.

I will be making some red filet curtains for my big kitchen window too.

I have found a lovely pattern for a geometric squares pattern for the 3 little windows in my bay window.
I have to buy some size 10 cotton. I am kind of nervous about using it as I haven't crocheted with that type of thread before.

I have tons of ideas bouncing around in my head for stuff. I am really hoping to be able to turn out several smaller projects per month and maybe a bigger project every 2-3 months.

I want this year to be a year of crochet for me.

That is all for now my friends.
I will see you next post.

Be Blessed,


  1. I'm glad to see you got your crochet mojo back! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I love all of your ideas, especially the curtains. I anxious to see them completed since that's something I've wanted to do for some of our windows.

  3. As you saw on my blog you know I'm struggling with my crochet mojo too, so I totally understand how you feel. I'm glad you're getting back on track too! Much love!!