Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fan Blanket (Project #1)

Let's start off this blog with a few projects that I am working on. This will give you an idea of what kind of crafts I am into and you can decide if you want to continue to read my blog.

A few months ago I found a beautiful crochet stitch. Let me back up a little bit first. I had been making a few things for the baby so it was my son's turn to get something homemade. I knew exactly what to make him. My son loves blankets. When it's time to wind down he grabs the nearest blanket and snuggles up on the couch. But I just didn't know how I wanted to go about making it. I had been crocheting lately so if I figured if I ran across a great stitch I could crochet him a blanket.

Well, I was going on my second hour of scrolling through Pinterest when I found the perfect crochet stitch (it got extra points because it was free). I thought it was an easy pattern to follow. Basically repeating three rows of single crochets and 1 row of triple treble crochets (there is a little more to it than that but not to worry here is the link to the pattern {pattern}). I choose to use blue and gray. I try to incorporate gray into any project I do just because I love it so much and I think it goes with any and everything.

I thought I could have this little blanket whipped up in a month or two tops, but the triple trebles are slowing me down. I may not be explaining this well but I will try...You have to wrap the yarn around your hook four times, go through the next stitch and pull up a loop, then pull the yarn through the loops on the hook two at a time until you have one left, repeat. The problem is my hool always seems to slip out when I get to the third loop on the hook, causing me to have to redo the stitch. When this happens ten time each row I do is very annoying to say the least. I have been "working" on this for over three months (one actively and two sitting on my self).

I have recently picked it back up and am determined to finish this by the end of November when my son will really need a warm blanket, although as I type this the weather here in Denver is taking a turn below freezing all week, so asap would probably be better. So far I have 5 rows of blue and 4 rows of grey. I think I will need about 3 skeins of each color to complete this project, I had better hit up the craft store this weekend.

Arent these fans super cute and fun?

I really hope to get this done soon, my son has been patiently waiting, I will post updates soon!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New Blogger

To blog or not to blog? This has been a long standing question over the past few months. I love to get creative, make new things, work with my hands, play with color, paint and draw with new mediums.

The only problem is I don't really have too many people to share this all with. Someone who gets just as excited to craft, someone who wants to try new things with me, someone with kids. I want to blog about what I do, my crafts and other things going on in my life, and find some people to share it with who will also share their projects and experiences with me.

I have two little ones who are just the light of my life. I want them to be a big part of this. They are my inspiration, what keeps me going, they also drive me nuts (might need a space to vent about them). I also have a wonderful supportive husband who loves my crafting but that doesn't mean he wants me to go into much detail on the process, so he most likely won't show up on here too often.

One other thing that might show up on here from time to time is my Etsy shop. My ultimate goal is to survive off of my crafts which includes being able to work from home so I can keep up with the house and the kids.

This will be a big learning experience for me, I have followed many blogs but have never managed one myself but if you find me follow me, tell your friends about me, and of course give me feed back!

Thank you