Monday, March 15, 2010

What's In My Crochet Bag - National Crochet Month

Did you know that March is National Crochet Month? Neither did I.

I read it today and I thought, "Wow. I have a month. Except, I'm halfway through it and have no plan and what can I do to celebrate and wow, they just give anything a month now." Which is how I think. In run-on sentences that include a lot of ands.

So, I've decided that in honor of National Crochet month, I'm going to try to finish all my half-completed projects. Which may take awhile. Here is my list, in order of priority.

1. Suze's gift I was supposed to have mailed by the end of last year. It needs a button. I swear. How freakin' lazy am I that I haven't put a freakin' button it yet.

2. My doily. I started this doily, ran out of yarn, ordered more, realized that half of it was done wrong, ripped it and then put it in a bag. It really is halfway done, though and it's going to rock. I'm not much of a doily person (as in I don't love them) but I love to do them because they are so elegant and precise and mathematical.

3. My sweater. It's a motif sweater and I always crap out about halfway through those projects. It's the counting, I think. Or the not losing motifs. Anyway, I have all the yarn I need, and about a quarter of the motifs are finished. It's very nice and a good traveling piece because I don't have to take the whole thing with me. I haven't made myself a sweater in years and I can't wait to wear it.

4. A shawl. I'm not sure I have all the yarn I need, but I started it a couple of weeks ago and put it aside.

5. The white baby blanket. This thing should have it's own bedroom, it's been with me so long. I started this blanket for Ethan. Over 6 years ago. I worked on it again for my friend's son Connor. I worked on it for Brynna. Then my friend's daughter Ava and finally for Maren. It's still only about halfway done. If I ever finish it, it will be beautiful. And it'll have so many hours in it, I'd have to charge a million dollars to make up for it. So, I best give it as a gift. To Brynna, when she has her first child at 45.

Five is a lot of projects to have going, but it's not unusual in my house. Sometimes there are more, but not often. 4 or 5 is sort of my limit. How many projects do you keep going at a time? What's your upper limit? Or are you one of those amazing people who doesn't start one thing until they've finished the last one.


Orlandel said...

Well, let's see...I have a baby outfit I got cut out for Maren (3-6 mo size), the princess dress I started for Brynna (size 4T), my denim crazy quilt that has 4 patches, a pastel of a rose, a color pencil of a teapot full of flowers, a cross stitch that I started before you started walking, another that I started when I was home on maternity leave with Duwayne, and a couple of painting projects that I didn't finish in class. I'm sure there's more, but they are all in a box, in storage. There's also a couple of pieces of furniture in there too that I need refinish too. And a couple of light fixtures that need rewiring.....I'll stop now.

Mrs. Allroro said...

funny funny funny!

I don't start a new thing until I've finished an old thing, unless it's a. a different medium or b. will take less than two minutes (like a minor repair).