Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Done, Doing & Dreaming

So night before last I finished my broomstick scarf, started the next Special Olympic scarf and couldn't get another project out of my head.  Really?  Am I so unfocused that I can't even start a new project without dreaming of the next?  Well I guess I am because... 

I couldn't sleep until I wrote down what I wanted to do.
Doesn't everyone write down what they are obsessing about on a post it note in your bathroom and then attach it to your mirror?  I couldn't go to sleep at night if I didn't have this option.
Then because time is urgent (right?  there was an earthquake here in Baltimore yesterday.. I must crochet faster... the end of times is here) I stopped on my way home and bought this:
Ravens colors for sure.  Next project will be a Stadium blanket in the Ravens colors of purple and black.  And I'm going to try and get a little white in there too but I have to swatch it (which I NEVER usually do) and see if my idea will translate. 
Well I hope you are crocheting away and looking forward to the cooler weather like I am.
- B

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Special Olympics 2012 scarf

Just gonna dive in!

Today is the first post to my new crochet blog.  I want it to be great.  I want it to be exciting.  I want it to launch me a new career.  Magically.
But like all good things, one must wait.  And plan. and work hard.

Well, that sounds good but one thing I know for sure.  I am going to be myself.  Silly, loud, sarcastic and funny.  I love crochet and my friends and family don't get it and don't care to hear about it anymore.  Don't get me wrong, they love me and they love what I make but I guess they are tired of hearing me go on about yarn types, stores and how I need to learn more.  So I'm going to talk to the internet.  Hello internet, my name is Becky.  Want to be friends?

Here are the things I want to accomplish this year:
  1. Learn a new stitch
  2. Open an Etsy store
  3. Take better photos of my crochet
  4. Possibly be a part of my local high school's Fall craft sale
But you all are probably wondering what I'm working on.  A friend asked me to make some scarf's for the 2012 Special Olympics and I am only too happy to cross off #1 on the above list by creating a scarf with broomstick lace.  The colors and the yarn type probably aren't the best for broomstick but hey... I learned a new stitch.

    I am Human and I Crochet

    This morning while perusing my FB feed I came across a video from the Craft Yarn Council called "Humans That Yarn".  Not sure abou...