Crafting Distraction

First off, my apologies on the downtime of the website. We needed to do a server change, which meant that the website had to go through a migration period while the new server picked it up and routed all the necessary information. That's now complete, and should be running smoothly once more. Thanks to my brother for taking care of all that! πŸ˜€ I was going to name this post something else, but I thought the acronym that described my lack of ability to dedicate my attention to something would have meant a ton of unnecessary spam. So, I went with the title I did. Ever since the accident I lost my knitting mojo. First I was depressed that I lost my hat (which I did eventually get back), then I was just down in general over everything related to that and the Immigration stuff, and it all set me off. So, I didn't feel like doing anything. As I started to perk back up and finished healing (which isn't 100% and I still have pain in my ribs, but it's not bad enough to stop me from doing anything..other than situps, and is that really a loss?), I began to work on crafts again. I haven't felt great so my level of concentration has gone down the tubes. This has meant that I get incredibly frustrated...and very easily frustrated. I have also cut out about 90% of the pop I was drinking. That has meant that I am fighting a difficult battle against hypoglycemia. I am starting to win that battle, but it was rough for a few weeks. You may be asking where this has lead in the crafting stuff. Well, I have gotten start-up-itis. I want to make everything. So, all I have to show are things in progress. They are cute things though! First, I have decided that I want to make a Sara Lace Cardigan which is just so adorable! We went shopping for the yarn, and I got a great deal. It only cost me about $40 for the yarn, compared to the next closest price, which was $80. So, I got enough for 2 of them. It was really the only logical choice. These are the colours: Untitled I love both colours. They are gorgeous in person. I think the smokey purple will be great for a lot of everyday wear, and the red will be great around holidays and when I really want a nice bright sweater to pick me up. The yarn is quite nice, and it's a Rowan brand. Even though it was the cheapest option, it is definitely not a cheap feeling yarn. It's great to work with. Then I was watching Knit and Crochet Now on TV and they were showing a granny square hoodie. I fell in love with it immediately. I admit that I don't usually like crocheted clothing items. I don't know why, but it usually just doesn't fit with what I am looking for. But, this? This I just loved. We went out yesterday and bought some yarn so I could make it. We ended up going with Vanna's Choice for this one. I wanted an acrylic that wouldn't shrink on me. Not that I have done that before with anything. Seriously, I am so bad with hand washing! It's working out terrific. Vanna's choice was also the only yarn that the store had, which had 3 nice tones of grey and a nice blue. I wanted to get as close to the colours in the picture as I could. I started working on this last night and have 6 squares done already. I need to make 21, and then there is all the connecting and seaming and such. I am loving how the blocks look so far. πŸ˜€ Untitled Other than that I have been trying to work on wip's as well. I need to get some things finished, even though I just don't feel like working on them. I do a little at a time, when I can convince myself to do so. I'll get things cleaned up eventually. And speaking of cleaning up. I need to work on cleaning out the craft room tomorrow. Since we are on the last parts of my Green Card application, I need to start getting things into an order. It's time to start zip locking and vacuum sealing up yarns for transport. I also need to get some of this done, since I have now migrated yarns into our bedroom closet for lack of room. This isn't a hint of having too much yarn, this is all about having stuffed junk in places that was supposed to be a home for my yarn. I should really try to remedy that tomorrow. πŸ™‚

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  1. I love both colours. They are gorgeous in person. I think the smokey purple will be great for a lot of everyday wear, and the red will be great around holidays and when I really want a nice bright sweater to pick me up. The yarn is quite nice, and it’s a Rowan brand. Even though it was the cheapest option, it is definitely not a cheap feeling yarn. It’s great to work with.

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