An interesting observation

I do not like single crochets. There, I said it. I know I’m not the only one thinking it. After all, John told me after he learned the single, “Ew, I don’t like this.”

Why don’t I like it? It’s boring to me. It takes FOR-freaking-EVER to get anywhere in it. It doesn’t seem to flow as easy to me as say the nice half double does.

So….what am I supposed to be working on right now?

A single crochet scarf. 7 singles in a row for 116 rows. And then I get to do something that has taken all day turning over in my head to somewhat understand how it works. Let’s not use this post to gripe about how Joann corporate really needs to get someone to write patterns that can be understood. Or that a nice clear COLOR picture would be helpful to see what the blazes I’m supposed to be doing. Nope, we’ll do another post some other time about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I’m supposed to be working on this single crochet scarf. Out of a chunky yarn. Blah. So since it’s just single crochets, you’d think I’d be done by now, right? ‘Cause I’m sure that other people can crank out simple stitched scarves like no one’s business. Me? Nope.

I get bored and my ADD kicks in something fierce. And then it’s “ooh, I need to look that up on the web” or “I don’t want to watch this show, what else is on?” The other thing I’ve done today to totally waste time and not work on this scarf that, oh by the way, is due tomorrow afternoon? Packed stuff for the Orlando Needlework Show. So my crochet bag is packed with everything I need for classes. The only other thing I need is to figure out what projects to take and pack them.

Okay, seriously, I need to get a handle on this. I’ve got to finish this scarf. Then I can work on the sweater I so desperately need to finidh.

Hat finished

This was a super quick pattern. I think had I been focused yesterday I could have finished it during the day. But, with being sick I had to rip out a round or two and redo. But I love it. I think I’m going to design a scarf now to use up the other skein I have.

Anyway, here’s the link to the pattern and the pic:

I used the pattern from Crochet By the Hook. It’s the E L Brimmed Hat by Dot Matthews. Great pattern. I did make 2 changes for mine (big shock). I did another round of pattern repeats and then also did more single crochets on the brim. Oh, and I added a small edging. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, it was quick and easy and took less than 1 skein of Moda Dea Silk ‘n’ Wool. Like I said, I could have likely finished it in the afternoon had I been focused.

Okay, off to finish the scarf for the class sample and then I’m going to work on the sweater now that I feel a bit better and should be able to comprehend the directions for the front. If nothing else, I’ll get the sleeves done.

I’ve been tagged…..

Tracie over at Shade Tree Arts Crochet has tagged me, so here we go….

1. Begin by including a link to this post and a link to the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the following question: โ€œAre you crocheting something that you would not be crocheting if you were not a CGOA Member?โ€, or more broadly this question: โ€œHow has your experience of crochet been changed by your CGOA membership?โ€ Give a single one-line answer, or more for extra credit.
3. End by linking to 3 (or 5, for extra credit) other bloggers among whom youโ€™d like to see squirm publicly with this challenging, yet strangely satisfying essay question.

I would say that I’m actually designing and writing down my designs thanks to my CGOA membership. I am so thankful to have been assigned a mentor through the Associate Professional program. She has helped me so much already. I would still just be “making up my own stuff” instead of writing them out, considering them for publication, and working on making them the best they could be.

I love being a member of CGOA. Not only have I gotten a lot of advice through the message boards, but I’ve learned little tips and tricks, I’ve learned new stitches, and I’ve learned that the big name designers all started out like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I encourage anyone who crochets and isn’t a member of the CGOA to go and join. It’s for crocheters of all levels. It also lets our voices be heard as CGOA can then go to the yarn manufacturers and explain that there are a lot of crocheters out there and they need to have materials that work for what we do.

Okay, I’m tagging:
1. Dee
2. Drew
3. Angie

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