Sunday, June 10, 2018

Just small things...

Mid-late this week, I remembered I was signed up to host another weekly CAL on Our Happy CAL Place this upcoming week. Fortunately, about that same time I started feeling better from being knocked low earlier in the week.  So I got busy and was able to crochet two of these cute potholders:



The pattern leaves me a bit confused where it transitions to the ridged part, but once I figured out how to do it (by fudging), these were super easy to make.   I did have to fudge a bit in a couple of other areas, too (namely, I did away with the chain spaces in the white part of the flower square, and the edging required me to hdctog (make some half double crochet stitches together) occasionally in order to not have a ripply edge.  And I did have to steam and stretch it a bit to get the whole thing perfectly square, but once I did all that I thought the finished project was kinda cute.

Sounds like a lot of bother, huh?   It kinda was.  But they're kinda worth it.  Simply because it's an interesting design.  



Since I don't know how these will behave once washed, they are going straight into my potholder drawer and I'll enjoy using them this summer.  If they wash up nicely, I think these would make a fun gift.  Well, not these.  But I might like them enough to make up some gifts from the pattern.   We'll see...

That's truly all I managed to crochet since last weekend.  My mandala didn't get any love, so maybe next week...  

And I don't recall when I finished the Boxes Dishcloths pictured below, but I may have just forgotten about them last week as I know I haven't knitted since last weekend.   Once I started making them, it seems I couldn't stop until I'd made no fewer than four!



The first time I made these I found them challenging, but I really liked the texture and how they look.  This time when I made them I fell in love with the simplicity of the pattern.  I can't believe how when I made the first couple of these last year I had to refer back to the pattern for every single row and keep close track of which row I had just knit (or make note of where I had left off).  This time around, I quickly figured out how to read my knitting and I knew exactly the stitch pattern that each new row needed to be and I could lay it down mid-row and go back to it, even a day later, without any trouble.  Yay!  Progress!

To see what other YOPpers are up to, visit our group on Ravelry.




2018 Yarn Stash-Down:  21.29/100 Skeins


The Yop year is fast winding down.   Our new YOP year begins on July 1st and in that post we share our goals, lists, or whatever it is we use for planning our next Year's worth of Projects.  As for me, I'm a great list maker, but when it comes right down to it, for me hobbies and lists don't coexist well.  So my list is always very open-ended.  It's not a project list so much as it is an idea list.  And I'm thinking of how I might simplify it even more.  Make it even less of a list.  Hmmm... I wonder if I can YOP without a list?  I might have to try and see if I get kicked out.   That's the great thing about this YOP project, each participant can make it fit their personality and style.

If you have a blog and would like to participate, please do!  All of us are crocheters and/or knitters, but the projects we share go beyond those crafts.   It's very fun to see what other YOPpers are working on  - whether it's knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, cross stitching, painting, gardening...  It's all creative and inspiring.  You just need to be a member of Ravelry, join our group, and then join the fun!







10 comments:

  1. Those pot holders are sweet. Your 'fiddling' paid off.

    The body cloth is one of my favorites too. Your knitting has really grown. It seems like you have done it for years now.

    I don't think you would get kicked out if YOP if you went sans list. After all you're a moderator lol.

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    1. Not unless my going rogue causes a coup...

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  2. I am thinking of a very small list too. Mostly I want to make a list as I go because TO-DO lists can stress me out, but Ta-Done lists cheer me up. I love your new potholders. I joined the Happy CAL place thanks to you and I even crocheted a little owl last night.

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    1. Ta-Done list! I love it! I may just appropriate that title for my own use next year.

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  3. The potholders are gorgeous, I love the colours, they are perfect. You can plan your year how you want it, it is the year of Projects after all, if you don't want a list, don't have a list!

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    1. Yay! Permission received! Thanks, Lucy. :)

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  4. Cute potholders! The granny square in the corner adds so much interest and are a great design element. Fun pattern!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Anne. It's the little flower granny square that makes these, I think.

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  5. Oh wow, that is so true that YOP starts July 1st. I've forgotten about that. I love your array of box dishcloths. That looks like moss stitch, one of my favorites.
    Thank you for your sweet birthday wishes for my Jellybean. I have no idea why she thought she'd put some egg up her nose. I think her sister had put a blueberry in her ear or something herself. Kids.

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    1. lol I think one of my sons put a pea up his nose once. I don't recall being so curious about anything fitting up my nose when I was a kid. (chuckling)

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