30DOC: W.I.P / New Project

What I love about creativity is that it is as the word creative entails — being able to use almost anything as part of the process towards your finished item.   Right now, there’s a lot going on at work and my newest project will be an item I’ll keep at my job to remind me that everything will turn out alright eventually.  🙂

I’m not going to say anything else about it, I’m just going to give you a glimpse of the tools I’ll be using to create it.

No, it’s not a mistake.  My project requires yarn, 2 sets of needles and yes … sponge hair rollers.  😛    Who remembers using these to curl bangs?!!!!  😀

I guess you’ll have to just wait and see what the F.O is going to be!!!!  😀  If I don’t get side-tracked, you wouldn’t have to wait long.  The project should be finished in a couple of days if not — then by the end of the week!!!

This project is also a stash diving one.  With the size of the stash I have, I need to be burning up my needles with these quick, easy projects. 

ETA: I just did some “Math for Knitters” and whomp, whomp, I don’t have enough to finish the project.  But … not to be deterred, I’m going to use Stylecraft’s DK in Aspen.  

Crisis averted.  😀

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.