Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers I made for my sister…obviously it isn’t completed, but I did finish them, made a pair for her to wear and she wore them away before I got a final pic. Maybe she will take a picture and email me?
She visited me for a few days and saw the one I made for my mom and my brother’s girlfriend and wanted a pair. We went yarn shopping. I meant to save the tag of this yarn. It is Prints or something like that. I don’t know.
Next up are the placemats I quilted w/ napkins I sewed. The napkin rings are those wine charms. The quilting was awesome. The binding of the placemats are absolutely horrid. I HATE binding. Seriously. I will cut, piece, quilt to my hearts desire, but nothing destroys my spirit more than binding. Bad binding really has a way of bringing down the quality of your quilting also.
Finally, we have the pair of Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers that I made for my mom. The yarn is Patons SWS.
Truly, this is only a small bit that I have been up to. I am crocheting the Baroque jacket for my mom. I am knitting a cabled pullover for myself. I have been doing some designing again and am realizing the joy it brings me.
There is an amazing feeling that comes from creating without a pattern, just creating organically with how you see the yarn flowing into fabric. I think I need to do more designing because EVERY time I design something I am so amazed at how “easy” and cool it all flowed together. I am not sure why I say “easy” because there is a lot to designing that is not, like sizing and writing down what you do.
The other night I was decreasing a crochet pattern and it just seemed so natural on how to do the decrease. Yet, I could not figure out the best way to write it, obviously it wasn’t a sc2tog type decrease. Instead it was skipping a stitch and the crocheting into the back post of the next stitch.
Sometimes crochet patterns can be way over complicated. Sometimes they are too wordy. Sometimes, they are so over edited that they make absolute no sense and you must learn to read between the lines.
For example, would it be better to write:
Single crochet in each stitch around…
Round 1: sc around
Round 1: sc in each st
Round 1: sciestar (single crochet in each stitch around.)
I can’t believe Christmas is almost here and I haven’t sent out my cards…I need to get it together!