I was working on a (top secret) custom order last night. I have been given basically no direction what-so-ever, which makes it fun in some ways and frustrating in others. I thought I figured out what I wanted to do. I did a couple test runs with regular aluminum wire since I was planning on using sterling for the real deal. It’s never a good idea to do your practicing/let’s just see what happens work with sterling. Obviously. So I thought I had a winner idea, and went a head with the sterling. I failed. TWICE. I was so angry. I had to walk away. I picked up another project thinking I would distract myself that way. But I couldn’t even do that. So I went upstairs and sat on the couch for a while, doing absolutely nothing. It was a little sad that I couldn’t fully enjoy my sloth, since I was still fuming a bit.
Sadly, I have no pictures to show due to the top secret status. Especially since even though I’m frustrated and a bit embarrassed, I’m still willing to show my errors to the world. Everyone needs a good chuckle now and again, right? Maybe soon I’ll get to show you. Maybe.
So. I have been crocheting more lately. Why is this going back to the beginning? Well, crochet is how I got started on the journey of accessorizing the world (well, maybe just my friends). I started spending more time in craft stores, which, as you all know, leads to a lot of aimless wandering. And one day I decided to buy one of the cheap-o beading kits and a whole new world opened up. And since I really like instant(ish) gratification, jewelry kind of took over. The bags I made took hours and HOURS to make. I loved them, and thought they were amazing, but I also was giving my time away with them. I have kind of kept my hand in with crochet over the years though. Scarves have always been present since they are fairly quick.
I decide a couple of months ago (after more aimless wandering and finding some irresistible yarn) to try to merge the two crafts and came up with these:
And then one day I was in my favorite local craft store, The Rabbit Hutch, and saw some AMAZING yarn. It was pricier than any yarn I have every purchased, but I had to have it. So I made an infinity scarf out of it. It turned out well, so I made a couple others out of other yarns I have been finding here and there. I might have to consider, at some point, using up more of the yarn I already own, but that really isn’t as fun. I have a problem… yikes.
On Black Friday, I hit The Rabbit Hutch again. And of course the yarn was on sale. So I MIGHT have bought another skein. I seriously have a problem. It’s just so fabulous. The colors are so amazing. And it’s super soft, too.
I have to admit that a lot of my motivation is laziness. I can sit and watch TV and still get something accomplished. That counts as multi-tasking though, right? Yeah. I thought so.