One minute I was planning a few projects and thinking (haha) that I’d start on my Christmas gifts then the next minute I was dropping our daughter off at the university. I did get some projects done and a serious dent in another project. And, well, one that I think I’m just going to abandon.
My last project of the month was a tiny one. While shopping we found a huge scoop at the shoe store. Among the deals, daughter found these boots for $15 !!!! So I had to whip up a pair of cuffs for her the night before she left.
I based them on a pattern I found on 7Alive’s site. I adjusted for the opening of the boot and added a couple rows of double crochet. I used some Bernet’s Handicraft Cotton that I had left over from another project.
Daughter’s boyfriend liked the fish that I made for her so I made him one too. It was supposed to be all red. (Thinking Dr. Suess books…) but I needed more yarn. I thought red and gold were good luck colours so I mixed them. As I finished my daughter laughed. I had used her school’s colours for his fish!
Does this count? I crocheted it years ago but shared it in August? On Instagram, I shared this granny square from one of my first blankets for Granny Square Day August 10th
I spent a fair bit of July and into August on a crochet zebra. I’m tempted to just abandon this project completely.
The zebra is not finished because I do not like how it turned out. It looks … badly proportioned but not in a comical ‘fun’ way. And the ears flop and I choose poorly to just use the “eyes” that I had and I don’t like the colour changes and…
Perhaps if I was more practiced in amigurumi I would know the little tricks but the pattern left those little hints out.
Humph… it can sit there while I ponder it.
And then there was a great coupon so I purchased a few cakes. (Ok so this was actually September BUT summer doesn’t finish for me for another day! So I’m going to count it as August. LOL) I’ll blog more about my love for this yarn … in October. Yes. October. (she mutters to herself.)
I’ve promised myself that I will start on my Christmas gifts before I play with the new yarn. I really really need to get going on those!!
What was on your hook last month? Do you have projects planned for September?