Adventures and exploits with yarn, knits, crochet and other crafts.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I tend suffer from project ADD most of the time, which means if something takes a long time, I am very likely to get bored of it after a while.

Exhibit A: The baby blanket.

Even though this should have only taken me about three days to make, working on it exclusively, it took me about two weeks due to boredom (though on day four and 3/4 of the way I realized that I had a huge fail side and frogged the whole thing and started again). The second time around everything was much straighter (I just kind of flopped it down to take a picture, so don't be mislead).

I still haven't decided if I'll put flowers or any other embellishments. I'm waiting for some inspiration. I have two months before I'll be seeing my cousin, so I definitely have some time.

I find the perfect remedes to project ADD are hats. They can be challenging and interesting and take much less time then other projects.

So I have two to show, though I've made four in the past three weeks (and some other things, but I'm waiting for pictures from the people I gifted them to).

First up: The Durango

I need to put up some embellishments on this one as well, but I don't think it looks unfinished without them. I usually prefer slouchier hats, but I like the vintagey-ness of this pattern.

Next: The Retro Rings Tam

I fell in love with this hat as soon as it was completed, no lie. I think the yarn is partly what did me in. I think its Red Hart: Collage. I totally missed a row while I was crocheting it, but I don't think it's lacking anything. I'll definitely be wearing it most of the time this fall.

I've decided to not allow myself to crochet for at least a month, because it's been ages since I've knitted.

First on my knitting list is this pretty vest.

That's all for now, hopefully next time I'll post all those things I gifted.


  1. Glad to see you haven't forgot your bi-crafty roots. That vest is adorable. What yarn are you thinking? Does this mean yarn store trip??

  2. Since the closest yarn shop is about a half an hour drive from me, I've been shopping at Michaels for all my yarn. So I'm using Caron Country again for the vest, this time in Taupe. I wanna see your tunic and other projects. So update please.