Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008

Just wanted to wish my blog readers a Happy New Year filled with lots of love, much happiness and health. Thanks for being faithful readers and making this blog a success this past year.
On Crochetville, they have a thread going on about what your crochet resolutions will be in 2008. I thought I would share mine with you today.
Since I have been crocheting for almost a year....these are my first crochet resolutions.
  • Try to use up stash yarn. Maybe difficult since I have so many sized and colored balls left.

  • Only buy yarn for a project I plan to do. Unnecessary yarn buying because it is on sale or free shipping after $45. Of course this does not apply to my Christmas $$ that I plan on buying random yarns on sale online....

  • I need to not be so afraid of making a wearable. I need to be challenged more and need to try to understand patterns more and construction of a sweater.

  • Need a well written explanation on how to sew squares together.

  • Find a basic class on sewing...it would help my crochet skills.

  • Do some sort of charity crocheting this year.
So...that is it for now. I am sure I will think of many through out the year. I have decided to try my hand and hook at the Kimono Shrug pattern. I bought Caron Simply Soft in a light purple with white as the second color. So far I have ripped it out several times. I am having problems with the most simplest of things. Does this ever happen to any of you???

  • I can't for the life of me get this side to be straight. Mind you, the opposite side is perfectly straight. I do not understand because I am counting correctly. It is so frustrating to me. I should be able to get this skill down...hehehhe. How am I ever to make a wearable with my crocheted sides like this. Hmmmmmmm, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Anyways, enjoy your New Years!


    Anonymous said...

    I wish you the very best with your resolutions. If you send me your private email. I will try to help you with your problem of an uneven end. Happy New Year.

    Needles said...

    I have a vest in the WIP pile that is like this. for the life of me I can't seem to make it happen properly. 30 years, and this kind of thing still shows up once in a while.

    Its not you, its the hook. Or the light. Or the sounds outside your house!

    It may help to put a stitch marker on the last stitch as a reference and add another every 10 rows or so. If you don't have any, a thread of different yarn would be good, but I saw some really great ones made from beads mounted on earring clasps in a magazine if you are interested in making some.

    Amy O'Neill Houck said...

    I love your resolutions! Good luck with them.

    Jasmine's Mommy said...

    Congrats on your wearable! Hurray. I hate that when the ends don't come out even! It happens quite often to me. I cant' wait to see your finish kimono. It will be beautiful.
    I enjoyed reading your list of your New Year's Resolution. I still have to make that list :D

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for you visit. I have been thinking about you and praying that there was not a problem. So glad to hear from you.