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WIP Wednesday – August 23, 2017

First day of school where I work in before and after care and my first day back to college is Monday! Anyone want to tell me where summer went? 

Crochet has been taking a backseat as I had classroom setup days and beginning of the year trainings. I have to get recertifited in first aid and fire safety annually and CPR/AED biannually. But I do have some WIP updates for you!

βœ… Sparkly Lana – I finished crocheting this beauty. I still need to add a fringe but since she won’t be in a crochet bag, she gets a check. I’m planning to do a Lana post soon with completed pics on all the Lana Kimonos I’ve done so far.

No 🐸🐸🐸!!!

Dolls – I did finish the purple dress!


Espadrilles  I did pick up the one I have almost done to try to do one of the last steps, however, something was misaligned and I had to 🐸 it. I guess that I kind of did have a 🐸 but not a whole project or anything. I didn’t have a chance to try again but hopefully soon. 🀞🏻

Ice Cream Coozies – I designed a pineapple appliquΓ© and sewed to to a gray one. Seriously the cutest thing. I just need to get a pint of ice cream to do some nice pics! I really hope they do well at the Block Party. Also, my friend who works in the same school district as I do is partly in charge of getting the teachers gifts at Christmastime and she said she loved the idea of giving ice cream coozies to them so I’ll only do cash and carry if she decides to go another way, butt I’m hopeful!


Baby blanket – Not this week, but that will be a pretty good take along project when I start school to do in the car, at least while it’s not very big. For me, a take along project needs to be smaller and easy enough that I don’t need a pattern. It may require some counting, like this one, but I don’t like to have to refer to a pattern, especially for just my short rides (15-20 minutes) to my school. 

NEW PROJECT (I need to decide on an emoji for new projects, open to suggestions) – Mandala Me Blanket. I few months ago, I bought several cakes of Lion Brand Mandala yarn in the Genie colorway (on eBay) because the mint green to gray is just super me. I made a project with it but still had 4 skeins left. I could make a few smaller projects with it but I decided I really wanted a lightweight crochet blanket with the yarn. I looked at the 4 skeins and figured out the order I would do them in so the colors at the beginning and end were the same or close enough that I could find the matches. It won’t be perfect striping because each one is unique. It says so on the labels but I’ve also noticed that from working with it previously. It will take a lot of time and maybe some more yarn but it’s a good incentive for me to work on projects for others first and then put in a row or two. I’m using a K hook and half double crochet stitch to help it work up a little more quickly but not be too loose. 

That’s it for active projects. I am thinking that over Labor Day Weekend, I’d like to take some time to whip up all of my undone Happy Yarn Mail. I have 3/5 projects that I haven’t done yet and I’ll get another one next week so I’m thinking that it would be fun do over the long weekend. I’ll havre 4 projects then and 4 days to do them. If all goes well, I’ll write a HYM post showing off the 4 projects as well as the 2 I’ve actually been able to squeak out. 

Love,

Joey

Crochet

WIP Wednesday – August 16, 2017

Not the most productive week, but things are moving along. πŸ˜‰

βœ… Rainbow Lana Kimono – It came out bigger than anticipated (like my last one) but I think it will be cozy for my friend to wear. She works at a bank so I have a feeling it will keep her cozy in the coming chily months.

βœ… Elphaba – She can’t come and go by bubble (like Galinda) but she’s headed to my aunt to be included in a pre-college care package. 😊

Espadrilles – Nill. Again. Poor baby is going to grow out of them before they are done! πŸ™„

Dolls – Again, no time to work on them. Things are crazytown over here!

Sparkly Lana – Progress! I take her to church with me and crochet during worship. I find that my brain allows me to focus so much better when my hands are busy.


Baby Blanket. So I 🐸ed and started over. I figured out why you’re supposed to do it in BLO. It makes the color change less obvious and I really hated how it looked on one side. Also because it had 7 ridges, when you folded it in quarters, it got all wonky. I started over and added another ridge so it’s wider.I am alos working in HDC instead of SC and the ripples are much looser and less sharp. it was like a 90 degree angle before and now it’s like a 110 maybe? I’d have to use a protractor! 😜


Ice Cream Coozies – I have a couple crocheted without their embellishments. I designed this 3D pineapple. not sure if I love it but all the other pineapples I keep finding are coming out too big, or they curl too much when I use a bigger hook. I am going to test out doing embellishments with Lion Brand 24/7 cotton so it’s still in the cotton/polyester family, but I’m not sure hoe they will look and if they’ll attach properly. Thoughts and ideas welcome!

I think that’s it. I wanted to squeak this in before mindight! 😘

Love,

Joey

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WIP Wednesday – August 9, 2017

My favorite time of the (crochet) week1

βœ…βœ…βœ… and 🐸🐸🐸

βœ… – My coral Lana Kimono…. The yarn I used for this project made it a little looser than I had aniticipated.  I may frog it. Not sure yet. I didn’t tie any closure knots when i sewed up the sides. You’ll be first to know when I make a decision. πŸ˜‰

βœ… – Rainbow Lana Kimono. I love how it came out and I think my friend will to. 🀞🏻

🐸 – Charcoal Lana Kimono. Bc it was the same yarn as mine, I frogged it and started over using less chains to start. My friend that I’m making that for is very petite so smaller the better. (I don’t have that problem, lol)

🐸 – Fast Track Lana Kimono. I think it was going to be too big. And i needed the yarn. Does anyone else frog a project because they need the yarn for another one?

Elphaba. She is coming out so cute. I was trying to have her done for my aunt since I was going to see her over the weekend, but it just didn’t happen. πŸ™„ I’m hoping to finish her in the next day or two and can send it to her. I lost my E hook somewhere in my travels over the weekend so I just got a new one from Amazon yesterday. 


Espadrilles. I haven’t touched them this week. Too many other projects and just not feeling motivated to work on them. πŸ˜‘

Baby blanket. In my last post, I showed the project I began on Sunday afternoon. I’ve only made a little progress since then, adding a few more white rows and beginning the navy. So in love with this guy.


Princess Doll Project. I have not touched this project this week either. I did buy some little embellishments for the doll dresses at JoAnn’s last week. I think they are going to look super cute! 
There’s my progress for the week, thanks for checking in on what I’m up to!

Love,

Joey