Thursday, February 12, 2015

Life is Slowing Down

    Well life has been a little nuts lately. I received a promotion at one of my jobs last month. That required 3 weeks of training which was totally fine with me. But with those 3 weeks we ended up 4 snow storms that made driving an additional 30 minutes than when going to my store. But with snow the traveling turned into an hour or more each way. So now I am done with training and can try to get my self back onto a schedule.

    I have manage to do a little bit of crafting last month :) I always love when I can fit some crafting time in now I need to do that a little more often.

    So my first project I want to share with you is my pillow graphghan. For those of you who don't know what a graphghan is let me explain. A graphgahn is a afghan that is crocheted by using a chart just like ones that cross stitcher's use. So I started on something small for my son. I thought it would be really easy but it was actually a little over whelming. So here is my Pikachu pillow that I made with Red Heart yarn in a single crochet (sc).

    It is not perfect but I am not as intimidated by the graphghan's any more. I learned a lot with this attempt and look forward to learning more maybe even try it in a different stitch. Now to figure out how I am doing the back of this pillow.

#26 Auvergnasse Snowflake
#8 Flurry Snowflake
    I bought a book I am sooooo happy to use, it is called 100 Snowflakes to  Crochet by Caitlin Sainio. Winter is one of my favorite seasons and one of our color schemes is blue and sliver with snowman so what else to add to it than snowflakes? I have made two snowflakes so far YAY!!!!!! The first one is #26 Auvergnasse. I just love the points on it. The second snowflake I made was #8 Flurry

On the cross stitching front I finished Brooke's Book's seasonal house winter (as if you can't tell what season it is lol). I am missing a thread color so there are some empty spaces but I think it looks pretty good. I have also finished my first of hopefully many ornaments. I love the way it's finished with the mason jar lid it gives it that country type feel to it which my husband is looking for a country themed holiday d├ęcor which I would love to be able to t provide some of that by hand making them. The kit is from dimensions called Chalkboard have Faith. I customized it to our red, green, and gold theme ornaments by substituting the white stitching with DMC Light Effects E3852 Dark Gold. I have Hope and Love left to do I still need to get Joy.

Well off to watch Tangled with the hubby and work on my corner to corner (C2C) afghan.

HUGS and stay warm if you live in the Northern States