Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time is Just Flying By!
Things have been kind of busy since Mom's passing. The only thing changing though is my weight. I think I've gained five pounds since mom died. I can't seem to get enough to eat. I'm not really hungry so it's got to be just stress. Better cut it out or I will gain back (quickly) all the weight I lost five years ago. I've done really good to maintain my weight and then gained five pounds while mom was living here and another five following her death. Not a good plan, is it? Just keep eating? Nah. I think I'll crochet instead!!!!!
I finished a shawl for my nursing home charity. The weather will soon cool off a bit here and they always like having a little something to put over their shoulders. I never really got mom to wear a shawl but I did have a shrug that she liked to put on in the mornings while out watching the sun come up.
I didn't use a pattern, just made it up with granny stitches. I used KnitPicks Heather in, I think, the color Picnic (or something like that). It was really nice to work with and I think it will be light enough yet heavy enough to do the trick. I love working with KnitPicks Kettle yarns. They are SO SO nice.
I've also made some hats for the Ravelry group helping out "Operation Gratitude." It's a group that sends hats and scarves to those in the military. I also promised some to Hats for the Homeless in Phoenix so I gotta get busy now and get some more done. Hats are SO easy to do. You can pounds those out in no time without a pattern. Scarves are the same way but I get really bored doing them for some reason.
I have a bunch more completed and when I get ready to send them off I'll take a few more pictures.
I'm working on a shrug using the Kettle dyed KnitPicks yarn in autum colors. I had to order another skein and hope that will be enough to finish it off.
I really love the pattern and I think it's working up super nice. Need a new outfit to go with it for sure.
I also completed a "neck shawl." The pattern was on Ravelry and basically what they did was take a shawl pattern and only make it to about the shoulders and then connect in the back with stitches. I had to take it in (A LOT) and wouldn't do as many stitches from one side to the other next time. It's kind of a cute idea though and you wear it in front instead of over your shoulders.
I think that about catches me up. OH! Wait! I did help a lady in Germany with a pattern translation. She had done a fantastic job translating it but needed a bit of help with some of the English crochet terms. This is what the pattern looks like and I think it's kinda funky. The stitch pattern is really really pretty and I hope to make it soon using Red Heart LusterSheen. I have three balls gifted me and that should be more than enough to make this. It's called Happy Patternmix Wrap.
Well, ya'll have a fantastic week. I'll have more to show you next week of fun crochet projects (and hopefully less of me. It's diet time!!).