I have definitely not done one of these in a while - and I'm sure after you read this blog, you were kinda wishing I wouldn't have for at least this week *laughing*
I won't go into grave detail on dishcloths - but for some unknown reason to myself, I have been crocheting dishcloths like nobody's business. I have some on the knitting needles, others are flying off the crochet hook faster than a mob of teenage girls rush into a Rue 21 half-off sale. --- Sans screaming, of course.
Moving my way into crochet jewelry has been a relatively exciting and frustrating experience. The crochet part seems to be the easiest for me - it's the darn clasps that are causing me anguish.
I'm not kidding - I have made so many bracelets and they look fantabulous and as soon as I get to the end, put the clasp on and start pulling the wire, things just go awry. I have had the wire break from inside the crimping tube, I have had it look like pure crap, and in other cases, it just not want to bend.
While I'm not 100% thrilled with the bracelet my daughter is modeling, I would have to say that it still looks really good. My critical eye sees everything wrong rather than seeing everything that is right with it.
I am trying to get to a point where I like the jewelry enough and am confident enough with my skillz (with a z) to sell them in my ArtFire and Etsy stores. I was even thinking of giving one away on my blog as a celebratory giveaway for achieving 50 followers (although I still haven't hit 50 yet... I was just thinking ahead)
Growing up, I wore a snood about 90% of my time during the weekends. You see, we were Civil War re-enactors. I had horribly long hair and the snood was a wonderful solution to getting the hair up off my back and neck without having to spend any time actually learning how to get my hair up off my back and neck. (clever, eh?)
I have forgotten the extreme comfort and ease in wearing a snood. Someone else posted a blog and had a snood on it. And I was inspired to get out my crochet hook and go through the motions I learned a couple decades ago in creating my own snood.
I love it. It took me a couple hours to complete and had it on my head in a couple seconds. I wore it all day today - yes, even out and about shopping and having lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. My daughter has asked for me to make her one and I know I'll make me two more: one in black and one in white. I also think I may get a few barrettes and embellish them with matching flowers or bows - and sell it as a set in my stores. The barrette to offer extra security in wearing your snood but be stylish to boot.
Who knows - perhaps I'll single-handedly bring the 1850s back.
*hums the tune of 'Bringing Sexy Back' as she clicks the post button below*
If you are interested in reading what other people have completed and are showing off on their blogs, head on over to any (or all!) of these four blogs -
- Tami's Amis
- Visions of Sugar Plums
- Wisdom Begins in Wonder
- Natural Suburbia