What I’m crocheting this week

My utmost apologies for not posting this week. We got hit with a nasty cold bug here at home and I was fighting it off as well as trying to take care of a sick child. I’m just now getting caught up on everything.

I did manage to get some crocheting in this week, though.

For one, the boy has now decided he likes being a car rider (before this, he was still going to the Boy’s Club after school for about an hour to play). I don’t mind because I have learned the secret that crocheting moms everywhere have been using. Crocheting in the car rider line. See, I figured it out. It’s better to get to the school thirty minutes before the dismissal bell because then you get a good spot in line. And bonus, you get about thirty minutes of uninterrupted quiet time. I usually put the windows down, turn off the car engine, listen to a podcast, and crochet. It’s fantastic. So, I’m working on the Lace Recovery Shawl while I wait. I just started the second repeat of the edging (there are three before the final two rows). My goal is to get it done before our anniversary on May 5th.

Last Friday was also our gaming guild night. Because we did a “College of Gaming” night (which means it’s a lecture and discussion on some aspect of game play, this last time it was being a good player), I was able to sit and crochet without any interruption. It was great. What was not great was ripping back two rows two different times because I kept making mistakes. Remember, a shell is not always five double crochets. Sometimes, it’s seven. And this doesn’t become apparent until you’re on the next row. Oh well. It was a great time and I got about eight rows done (would have been more, obviously) on my Forever Shawl. We also discussed how my crocheting at the table makes me a better gamer. It gives my hands something to do so my brain can focus on the task at hand.

I also got to showcase the latest thing I actually finished, a dice bag. G got a new set of dice a couple of weeks ago. He has a huge dice bag filled with all manner of dice, but it takes him forever to find what he needs for the game. So, I decided to make him a smaller bag that he could carry his new dice in, plus some extras. Since the dice he got were “Urban Camo”, I dug into my stash and found some Urban Camo Red Heart Super Saver. I crocheted with a smaller hook than called for so I could get a sturdy bag.

G's new dice bag

He showed it off like a fantastic boyfriend and I got two commissions before we even started our meeting. So, this week I’ll stash dive again and make a couple of bags. I haven’t decided yet whether or not to write up a pattern. It’s really simple, just a circle and then build up the sides. It only took me about 90 minutes to crochet and used up stash yarn, so a win win all around.

This weekend I hope to get some crochet time in, but I doubt it. I have a cooking class tomorrow morning and then plans for the evening. Sunday is church, but we do have our Annual Meeting and I try to crochet during those so I can stay out of trouble. 🙂 We’ll see.

Next week starts the Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week 2012. I’ll be participating again this year, so plan to see posts every day!

Have a great weekend, everyone!