I’ve recently been keeping up with Kandee Johnson‘s blogs kandeej.com and Kandeeland. She makes blog entries pretty much every day from what I see so far and adds videos to go along with them. I discovered her through a make-up tutorial I was watching to get a little more information on how to do a picture I was working on:
Long story short, I fell in love with her fun personality and her videos just made me happy, so I started following her blogs for a little treat for myself during the day. If you don’t know her, I highly recommend checking her out. 🙂
I got my first shipment of handspun yarn from Photozurn on Ravlery!! I’m so excited about working with this fabulous yarn! The entire reason for getting the yarn was to join in on a traveling scarf group that was handspun only. I adore handspun, but don’t spin myself…YET! My first drop spindle is on it’s way here now!!!!!!! I’m super excited about all this if you can’t tell 😄
Lovely handspun by Photozurn
Anywho, not exactly a completely FO project, but at least I’m finished with my side of it for now.^^ I started out my ‘seed’ for my scarf in a super sparkly wool blend. It was so fun to work with 😀 I also knitted this. I’m normally a crocheter, but I think I may be coming to the dark side a bit. I love the way knitting feels and I was amazed at how easy and relaxing it was to do (I’ve knitted before, but it was a long time ago and I remember having a lot more trouble with it).
Just finished my first crochet project after about 6 months of nada! Decided to join a swap. They always motivate me to finally get something done and I love sharing my work with other people. And then there’s always a thrill of getting a package int he mail! For this swap, we had to do 6 different 6″ squares, each a color of the rainbow. I decided to go with a traditional granny square as a bit of a warm up after so long, but then added some fun criss-cross accents in a slightly different color to add a bit of flair. I’m not 100% what the pattern is called as I’ve never seen it online. I actually got a square like this from a swap a while back and just loved it, so I took it out and studied it. Luckily, it didn’t look that complicated. Basically, it was a 5 row granny to start and then a chainstarting from one corner and working it’s way across. Chain 2 and slip stitch into each diagonal segment. When I got to the other corner, I just did a single crochet row across one of the sides (making sure there was 3 SCs in each corner) and went up the next diagonal. I ended up going across each diagonal twice and each outside side once. I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and how quickly they crochet up! 😀
Yay for a new blog! I had one way back when, but I’ve seen to have lost it and it’s been outdated anyway.^^
After about a 6 month break, I’m ready to get back into everything!
My son just turned two a month ago and I’ve been in Germany for about half a year now. The move and getting used to a different country threw me off a bit, so my creativity took the back seat till I got comfortable. But now I’m ready!! So, what have I done? Well, started this blog for one, and rejoined Ravelry.com for two. You can find my Ravelry page here 😀 I’m pretty excited! I’m a bit addicted to swaps, but I decided to take it slow so I don’t get overwhelmed.
I’m about half way through with a rainbow granny square swap already and it’s not even supposed to be sent off for another month and a half. I’ll post pictures of the pretty squares when I’m finished with the last few. 🙂
Sooo….with all this free time, I decided I could go ahead and sign up for something else. Traveling scarf, here I come! This will be my second traveling scarf ever! I’m super excited! It’s actually a completely hand spun scarf. Oh so lush! I don’t spin yet (although I’d love to learn at some point), so I’ll be buying some fun yarn from another talented crafter. Once I pick some out, yes, I’ll post pictures of it too.
Well, I suppose that’s it for right now. Till next time. ^^