After a practically crochet-free 2008, I am having a crochet-full 2009. I have already finished two projects and am currently working on three. A baby afghan, an adult afghan and a sweater, all in tunisian crochet. Now all this in addition to a full-time job as well as I’m supposed to be studying, plus have a social life. So this is how I am juggling: the baby afghan is worked in panels so I am doing a panel a week (actually Mon-Wed), I’m doing the sweater on Thursday and Sunday, finally the adult afghan on Friday and Saturday when I have time, considering that it’s 200 stitches wide sometimes I only get five rows done a day. That’s okay though because I’m trying to make it big so I’ll just do as I go until it’s finished and I’ll start other projects around it. But I have so many ideas now, and so many I want to start but I want to finish at least one that I’m doing now. Also Kim Guzman has a new book out, Tunisian Around The Home that I want to get which has 13 patterns. So which me luck and hope I don’t drop a ball.
I promised in the last post that the pics of the baby sweater and hat were coming, so here they are.
Ignore the dates for some reason I always need to reset my camera’s dates, and I always forget.
2008 was not a great crochet year for me, but 2009 is shaping up to be better. I have already finished (pictures to come) a baby sweater and hat, I have a baby afghan in the works, as well as a full afghan. I just bought some yarn from Joann.com, I needed some to complete the full afghan that I started but once I started buying, I started to see all these future projects that I wanted to do, so instead of buying just the two skeins of the colour I wanted, I ended buying a couple skeins of a few other colours that I liked. This year I want to finish at least one project a month and update my blog at least once a week. So here’s to 2009 being a great year for crochet cause I’m back on the hook.
To all my fellow bloggers and crocheters out there I wish you all a Very Happy, Prosperous and Productive 2008.
My 16 year old cousin died yesterday.
He didn’t have the easiest of life. He was born with Sickle-cell anaemia, his mother died when he was three and he was dyslexic. Yet he always had a smile, always happy.
Sickle cell is a life-long, painful disease.
We were born 11 years, 11 days apart. I on the 7th November and he on the 18th. We had a special bond. He became a teenage boy and we drifted apart because I thought he would prefer to hang out with his friends.
I still saw him occasionally and I would tease him alot. He was such a beautiful boy, too young to leave this earth.
He was even doing good at school even with his problem.
He was a star that burned bright but is now gone to soon.
Mikel Holder 1990-2007. Rest in Peace Sweet Boy.
I think I’ve lost my crochet mojo or something. First I was extremely busy and didn’t have two minutes to myself. Then I was sick and could barely get out of bed so it has been a couple of months since hook and yarn have met in my hands.
The other day I tried to start a project but everything was coming out wrong. I had to scrap it over and over again and I still didn’t get it.
Christmas is around the corner, I recently found out that a friend is pregnant. Projects are just calling my name and I just can’t seem to do anything right.
I know it’s probably just a phase but it’s a very frustrating one. Today when I go home I want to try something smaller and hope I’m back on track, if not………
I never get sick. I have sinus problem and get the occassional sniffles but really and truly can’t get out of bed has never happened to me until a little over two weeks ago.
Something was going around the Friday and by Saturday I was down. Monday I put on a brave face and went to work, I didn’t even last an hour. I didn’t eat for four days, I was on a diet of water and juice. Even when I finally ate I wasn’t hungry after three bites I was tired and sleepy. I was always thirsty and those juice drinks were a godsend.
I had a reaction to some medication, and I just came off of antibiotics on Saturday. My face around my nose and mouth is still scarred but I look better from the initial reaction although I am still a little self-conscious but hey.
My sick leave is up today so I’m back to work but I still have a cough and I get tired easily but I am on my way back.