Monday, September 28, 2009

Layers

This weekend I started a new project. My 18 year old decided he wanted to paint his room sometime in the near future so I decided to start crocheting him an afghan. I used 80% stash yarn which means it's good old ghetto Red Heart. This afghan should be around when his great-great-great grandchildren are dying of old age. I would have loved crocheting it in some nicer yarn but stash busting is good and as I mentioned this is for an 18 yr old who will hopefully, eventually move out and take this afghan with him. That means he would never bother to wash it by hand so acrylic is a good choice and it's durable. Here is the current state of the ort jar, way more yarn than floss. I made 26 squares this weekend.
In between the crocheting of many granny squares I worked here and there on Primitive Needle's Simply Live. The saying "it takes a village" takes on new meaning with this project. I'm using a "village" of threads. A little GAST, a little WDW, some DMC, and a Crescent Colour or two. In my best Tim Gunn voice "I'm making it work". I'm still undecided about the DMC Blue for the words. There's a bit too much purple in there, normally I wouldn't say that but maybe when it's completed and I'm looking at it from a distant I'll be happier with the result. When I step back from it I like the overall appearance but up close, in my lap, it just looks too purpleyblue. This is the price one pays for being too cheap to invest in a new line of thread and making up one's own conversion from what's just laying around the house.



And as proof of granny crafting:


Stack de granny, granny on the edge.....
Now I need some help from my blog readers. I started this blog in 2003 I believe. I deleted some of my earlier archives because they were journal entries that no one needed to read, not because there was anything bad or too personal just who wants to read all that crap?
I originally started this blog as a reason to write everyday. It eventually developed into something a bit different. I want to get back into the habit of writing everyday but I don't always have anything of a crafty nature to show. I don't always have anything of a crafty nature to write about so here's what I'd like you to do. In the comments suggest topics you'd like to read about, it can be on anything but my sex life, but I'd be happy to attempt some bodice ripping fantasies if that's what you'd like. I need to start writing everyday and this blog was great writing practice for me back in the early days. You guys throw out the topics, I'll write about them off the top of my head, yes Anna that means I probably won't edit them before hitting publish so there could be some rambling but there might be some interesting stuff in there as well.
Are you all up to the challenge? I need to write, I need to reclaim that part of my life and since you all come here and read it only seems fair to let you all pick some of the material.


10 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm pretty sure it was 2003. And you know, if you write every day, you could try to edit every day too. ;)

Missy Ann said...

Love granny squares, they are the only things I can crochet competently.

And I think writing everyday is a great idea.

Have you seen Jayne Krentz's twitter story?
http://twitter.com/ArcaneSociety

Katrina said...

Simply Live is such a great design, one of my favorite finishes this year. Love your colors for your DS's afghan.

Peg said...

I always like to read about books that someone is reading or even movies that you watched. Writing daily is a good thing wish I could make myself do it too.

Siobhan said...

LOL at Anna's comment about editing! YGG on the writing every day thing. I don't have a suggestion for topics other than write what is on your mind. I know, that could be a scary thing, but go for it. ;)

LOOOOOVE the granny squares and Simply Live! Your needles and hooks were on fire this weekend!

Donna said...

I'll read anything. And often do. Cereal boxes. Shampoo bottles. I'm sure you can write more interesting things. Go for it. Just what's in your head.

Margaret said...

Great Simply Live -- love the granny squares too! Writing every day is a great idea. Good luck with it!

Jennifer said...

Ha ha ha! Like Donna, I'll read shampoo bottles and cereal boxes. But check out this book: No One Cares What you Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Cares-What-You-Lunch/dp/032144972X

Excellent book - I highly recommend it.

MamaLadyBug said...

Hmm, what do I wanna read about? Well, to be honest, I wanna read about all those taboo topics that are just so impolite in society. You know the ones I mean: politics, religion, sexuality (though really I don't want to read about what people do in their bedroom, but rather how sexuality affects lives and influences others), money, vaccines, race, etc. Ok, so maybe these are not topics you're comfortable throwing out there, but that's some stuff I'm intested in AS WELL AS YOUR PROJECTS!!! Cuz truly you are as inspiring as it gets. When I see how much you accomplish in a short period of time, I just get itching to crank something out.

Lana said...

Great progress on both stitching and afghan!! I especially love the blue you've chosen for the blanket!