How many projects do you have in the works at one time? I don’t know if it is a good idea to count all of mine! :) Here’s a crocheted scarf/shawl I’m making to replace one that sold months ago. Yes, I am running very behind here at Stitchknit.
Great project for me this summer. Once I had the initial chain and the first row of floating chains done, I don’t have to count or think for this piece. Perfect for me! I love how loose this is and how intricate it looks. About 10 more inches and this will be ready to put the border on.
Also in the works here at Stitchknit…………..my requisite pair of socks that ‘live’ in the van Always ready for a bit of knitting when I am waiting for anyone/anything. Still on sock #1, but at the arch of my foot……heading towards the toe.
Crocheted baby blanket in 2 shades of gray & a deep brick red. Love having something a bit larger than socks to work on here at home. Again, it is a no think, no count sort of pattern. Perfect for right now.
Filling up my inventory of teensy tiny little hearts:
Just sold a couple sets of the pale pink ones and discovered I really didn’t have anything that was ready to ship. Added pale pink, bright pink, navy, natural, yellow, white and have some peach and green thread in my project bag ready to work on.
All crochet projects! Might have to even that out and come up with some knitting. I’m old enough to have hands that complain if I don’t switch out the project types occasionally.
It’s been awhile since I’ve managed to complete a new piece for my Etsy shop. Summer vacation, kiddo home from school, hot weather……..I’ve got all sorts of excuses! :)
33″ square, this crocheted blanket is just the size for a new little one. Brightly colored, this would work for either a little boy or girl. Not ‘baby’ looking, this will be a favorite for years. Easy care, made with acrylic yarn. $65.00
This blanket is half and half, almost looks like fringe on the right side! I keep forgetting to make the stripes 3 rows, which would put half the ends on each side of the blanket. By the time I remember, I’m halfway through the blanket.
Which are you? Do you painstakingly weave in ends while you are working on the project? Or, just leave them til the end, hoping they will magically take care of themselves? I’ve always loved (said a touch sarcastically) patterns that finish off with………….
“Weave in ends & Enjoy!”
I don’t mind weaving in ends, but it isn’t the part of a project I truly enjoy.
If you’ve read this far, I’d love some suggestions as to color combos for the next couple blankets. I’ve done these two (which sold already, here in my local shop) Ideas??
I know I’ve written about how time seems to be going so much faster, the older I get. Still true. Even speeding up if that is possible. June was a surprise to me, school getting out seemed like it happened a day or two after Christmas. This July, middle of summer business, is making me crazy (crazier??)
I had big plans to list all my Christmas/holiday fabrics during July. (the whole Christmas in July bit….) I’ve loved hunting for the vintage fabrics, and had been stashing them away……….apparently figuring there was another month in between June & July. Nope. There wasn’t. So, a couple quick sessions with the camera were in order…. Nope again. Discovered the camera had an issue & needed to be replaced. New camera and a very quick photo session later……and there now are a couple new fabrics up in the shop. Adding 1 or 2 daily….at least that is the plan! Here’s a few of my “finds”
Found a set of my tiny crocheted hearts included here!
I’m having so much fun searching for vintage fabric to stock my little corner of Etsy. Here’s some of this weeks finds, a couple which have made it into the shop already!
And, then there is this…. I do have a great bit of info from the selvedge: A Signature Fabric, “Jumbo Junket” Created by Hans Moller of Associated American Artists 1954
This print is along one border of this black fabric. I have 3 yards of this 35″ wide fabric. Would welcome additional info about this print, or any other works by the same artist……or the association of artists as a whole.
This is a 50/50 Cotton Rayon blend, which gives it the most lovely feel. (I can’t look at fabric without feeling it, can you?)
There is also a price of .69 cents from Woolworths. Pinned on with a straight pin no less. I’m old enough to remember fabric for .69 cents a yard!
I’m not much of a movie buff however, so I don’t know who the actors are on this piece. Think I recognize Jimmy Stewart and perhaps Judy Garland? See anyone you recognize?
Fabric available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190874688/stars-of-hollywood-print-fabric-movie?