Not Exactly A Slacker :P

Although I haven’t been able to craft much over the last two weeks or so, I have been able to make some progress on these W.I.Ps:

I did cast on my Dr. Who inspired (aka Who’s Cousin :D) scarf.  I’ll be making modifications to this scarf because I don’t want it as long as the original.  I want to be able to wear it and not trip over the ends! 😀

In honor of International Crochet Day, I’m showing the WIP of the Granny square cushion I started at the end of July.  I haven’t been able to work on my squares that much — especially now that I’m back at school (graduate) and working full-time, but it’ll be done.  The colour is too awesome to not finish this project.  With the colour combo sorted out, my goal is to set aside from noon until whenever on Saturday to craft — crochet and knit.  My goal is to finish the rest of the squares for the front of the cushion (7 squares in total) and possibly begin the squares needed (25) for the back.

I’m also participating in another swap with my Knit Picks Swap group  — last one for the year — (whomp, whomp 😦  ), and I’ll be using some of my Nashua superwash for one of the four handmade projects I’m making for my partner.  That’s all I can really say about it until she receives the box.  😀

I hope you all are having a great “Hump Day”!!!!  And P.S. Happy International Crochet Day to my fellow hookers !!!!!! 😉  

Don’t forget to pop over to Tami’s for today’s installment of WIP Wednesday and be inspired!!!

W.I.P: If At First You Don’t Succeed …

” dust yourself off and try again, you should dust yourself off and try again, try again … uh, huh …” ~ Aaliyah

So, what had happened was …  this cushion did not look as big as it really is when I saw the pattern in my crochet book.  Honestly.  Cross my heart.

Enter into evidence — Exhibit 1:

Seriously,  tell me the truth … does it look huge to you?

Well, it really didn’t to me, so I  figured I could make it as a sofa cushion.  Womp, womp.

The pattern asked for bulky yarn, but I forgot how much bulky yarn grows.   So here I was, crocheting my little heart away, finished the first panel …. come to find out … BOOM …  the thing’s as big as my ottoman.  Errr … okay … 😳  Heck, this panel is as big as the front of my current sofa cushion.  And this is only panel one of four!!!!

Enter into evidence — Exhibit 2

Honestly, I don’t want a cushion that’s four times the size of my ottoman, I really don’t.  So I’m dusting myself off and trying again

I’m a little intimidated by the pattern I really want to try so I’m going to leave you with the yarn for it (not the pattern, in case I have to dust off again 😛 ) … worsted this time … not bulky.  These babies are some decent acrylic from Stylecraft.  They feel great, and should be perfect for my next attempt.  Oy vey!!!

I’m  joining Tami and the other ladies at WIP Wednesdays although my WIP is technically a no go now.  😛  Pop over there, you’ll be inspired.