WIP Wednesday 9/6/2017

Here’s what I’ve finished and started this past week.

Yesterday I got registered for the Holiday Creation Craft Show. My main item I want to have are Christmas tree skirts. This morning I completed the first.

I also worked up one granny square. I need to grab another Bernat Pop in Scarlett Sizzle complete my granny shrug by Yarnutopia.

How’s your weekly projects coming along?

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Overcoming Myself

So here’s the thing: I usually don’t do WIP Wednesday because I have this “thing” about showing unfinished projects. I love seeing other people’s projects even if they are unfinished so today I’m overcoming myself and putting my incomplete projects out there. I’m working all these simultaneously so no project gets left behind.

The first 2 projects are actually finished but that’s just as of early this morning so they’re worth mentioning.

1. Phone cover wristlet. I just made a cover of half double crochet and got the wristlet part from Pinterest ideas.

2. Basic Apron. I made this for someone at work. I used a crossover stitch based on a YouTube video.

Christmas Tree Skirt by Smooth Fox. This one will just be solid red. I’m using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn.

Bernat Pop Granny Square Cocoon by Yarnutopia. This has made me kinda obsessed with Granny Squares.

Time Flies

I didn’t realize until just now how much time has passed since my last post. I truly am sorry. Nevertheless, my fingers must crochet at least a few stitches everyday. Some days I’m blessed to get that.

Even as time flies and life moves on Christmas season is now on the minds of many crafters. I’m no exception. I’ve been busy trying to make items for my first craft show. Unfortunately I missed out last year but not this year!

Here’s my first item which will be available for $20.

A Christmas Baby Cocoon with Beanie

County Fair Part 2

Last night we went to the county fair. We always have a good time but this year was phenomenal because Turtle (who is 4.5 years old) was completely into it. He is for the most part, normally, a pretty cautious child. It took us by surprise that he wanted roller coasters. Like not just the kid roller coasters. He wanted the grown up ones that, thankfully, he was still too small for. He did go on the Tilt-a-Whirl and another similar one that I can’t remember the name for. It was really fun to watch just pure exhilaration on Turtle’s face. Even Burger had a great time. Because of his cerebral palsy Burger is easily overstimulated so he keeps his head down a lot and pretends he’s sleeping. But not last night. He went through a few minutes screaming right along with his brother. Turtle was screaming on this Dragon Wagon ride and we could hear him and Burger just screamed and laughed. I was actually able to get some good photos of Burger with his head up and smiling. I treasure so much of what our 2 boys do and/or say in my heart and last night was no exception. It was just fun!

To top the night off we stopped by the Family Arts Building to see how my 7 items of crochet did. If you can hear a drumroll in your head, now is the time. (Excuse the photos. They’re in display cases and I didn’t want to wait until I got my items back).

First up, Turtle’s fidget spinner case. It got 2nd place. Yay!!!! Its the red ribbon.

Finally, my Minty Toddler Cardigan with Sleeves. CHAMPION! I couldn’t (and still can’t) believe it. Beyond excited. 

I hope everyone had as great of a day as we had yesterday.

County Fair Part 1

Yesterday was exciting. I took 7 items I’ve made in the past year and submitted them to our County fair. I always enjoy seeing what others have made and hope they like mine as well. This is the 2nd year I’ve turned in projects since I felt inspired by last year. It was kind of fun picking out this year’s projects and remembering making them. Here’s the photos and links. 

Christmas Tree Skirt

Pink Pearl Cap

Burger’s Gentle Waves Afghan

Hanging Wreath Ornament

Ring Around the Rosie Toddler Cardigan

Granny’s Little Girl Vest 

Fidget Spinner Case

Fidget Spinner Case

Have you seen these fidget spinners? Personally, I don’t “get” them but they are kinda fun. Like any responsible parents, we’ve had to use them as bribes to get Turtle to take his eye drops after his eye surgery last week. So in the past week we’ve managed to collect 3. 
I was browsing around Pinterest (of course) and came across a fidget spinner case by Fiber Flux. Naturally I had to give that trick a whirl. It was super easy and fast for some ultimate cuteness. I found this cute hand button in a pack of 7 at Wal-Mart today. The orange worked perfectly I thought. By the way, I told Turtle last night he could choose any of my yarn and this old school (judging by the sleeve) was what he chose. I thought he didn’t know what he wanted so I started making a blue one and he said “Moommm, I told you I wanted this yarn. Why did you ask me?” Haha. He had a good point. 

Are any kiddos in your life into these trendy hand spinners? If so, these would make a great gift. Custom orders accepted. 

Water Balloons

I’ve seen these crochet water balloons on several sites and wanted to make some for Turtle. The pattern is from Left in Knots and there’s also a video tutorial. The pattern is really super easy. 

As for the yarn, I’m not used to big hooks or super bulky yarn but oh my goodness its incredibly soft and squishy. The pattern calls for 9.00mm/N hook. My N hook is a 10mm which is the bigger balloon. I then decided to try a K hook which I like a little better for Turtle since he’s only 4. We haven’t gotten to play with them yet but I almost can’t keep the surprise from him anymore because I want to know if they’ll work. I bought 2 skeins of the Bernat Blanket and will update this post as to how many balloons I get. 

Are you having a fun-filled summer using your yarn and hooks?