Happy Sunday folks! Just a little update – I may of done one of my goals. Not my 18 but you know the generic small goals.
I FINISHED MY C2C BLANKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my, after 6 months of it being sitting alone. I can say 13 balls of King Cole drifter, its done. I only have two ends to weave in, the beginning and when i tied off but tbh i cba.
Here it is folks:
I am never EVER making a blanket this big again, well maybe i will but seriously. C2C is so quick and fun but because i increased too much it was so tedious to get it done. Then once i started to do different projects, i really didn’t want to go back to it.
About 20 hours of work in the past few days (YES I SLEPT) but in total.
I can’t explain to you how soft this is because its a mixture of acrylic and cotton, its perfect.
Whats next for me? Well i have a ton of boxes with yarn in it and really wanted to use these two balls of 400g dark teal in aran to make something HOWEVER.
I may of ordered some Caron simply soft yarn, and i have already got an idea of what to make. Never used this yarn before and so excited because its AMERICAN. I am a little sad that the shades i wanted, which were blue – were out of stock so i went for this vintage pink. It will more than likely be a bedroom blankets pink/cream aren’t my living room colours.
I have jungle green, brown and grey so i hence why i wanted blues etc. But i might use that dark teal aran for a living room throw.
ANYWAYS – my super professional mic came yesterday from Amazon. I am going to set it up and have a play, do some filming tomorrow.
That’s it for now! WIP wednesday will be my next crochet post and hopefully by then i will of grasped this pattern i am doing. All i can say is crochet cables.
Hope everyone has had a awesome weekend, share your adventures! Lots of love xo
Technically this isn’t a work in progress as I’ve just finished it. I’ve not even bothered weaving in the ends!
OKAY – It’s a C2C washcloth aka flannel, them things that clean you!
So if you are like me, when i clean my bathroom i tend to chuck out bottles and when it comes to flannels i throw them out. I literally hate how they go after washing them and using them, they just feel kind of rough and gross.
I thought HEY whats quick? Washcloth – Whats even quicker? C2C
The good stuff
So I think i said before i never liked the C2C til recently – This washcloth took me around 45 minutes to make. How good is that? I’m going to make a few more this evening, but I’ll be testing this one out when i have my bath later.
I used some of that Rico cotton in 4ply i got for the baby dress – 50g ball and I haven’t even used it all. I could probably make two more out of it.
OH I did about 10 rows before squaring it off
C2C MAKES EVERYTHING FEEL SO SOFT WHAT!?!!
Alrighty then so that’s my WIP for today
Soda water with lime is the best drink ever and my sandwich kind of looks DISGUSTING on the photo but its actually lettuce, cucumber, grated cheese and a bit of sweet chilli sauce ’cause mama knows i love that. Oh and brown bread – I’m being healthy, even though i’ve got two sandwiches but I am so hungry today and my branflakes for breakfast didn’t really make me full. I have some water melon I’m going to cut up tomorrow.
Okay i will admit something right now! I got distracted making this and i decided to make my friends daughter a dress.
I’ve got a ton of Drops cotton left WELL it looked a lot and now i’ve ran out of yarn to finish the dress and it’s not even half way. ALSO I think i may of done it wrong, I’ve had to contact the pattern designer as some of the rounds aren’t that clear.
Right so Batman – Yes my sexy man. I’ve done like 6 rows It’s actually quite tedious and I’ve already gotten peeved with the damn thing because i made a mistake already, which shows on the picture – That’s also supposed to be the right side. BUT actually if i just sewed a little white it would be fine. I basically didn’t pull my black yarn on the side it should of been if that makes sense? So now my right side looks like the wrong side and vice versa. Though it doesn’t look that bad, it’s just the beginning of it and I’ve got the hang of it.
It does not help that my white yarn sucks ass
Seriously, its DK but feels like 2 ply. Not even joking, I hate white yarn I HATES IT *gollum gollum*
I reckon if i limit myself to about 15 rows a day I’ll get this beast done in a few weeks.
I’ts also not the size of a blanket – I chained 116 it’s going to be apart of a blanket. YUP I plan on making The Joker, Harlequin, Robin & Cat woman. So eventually in about 1 year it will be a full blanket.
I aren’t even kidding you on the time scale because here is a list of WIPS I need to finish
Bina the bear (URGH)
Spring blanket (DOUBLE URGH)
Baby dress (NEW project)
Retro diamonds blanket
Neutral hexagon blanket
Charlottes dream (WOW almost forgot that one URGH)
AND anything else i haven’t already started to make LOL
So yup, I’m slacking this year. I want at least 3 things done by the end of this month and that’s not a lot of time.
Anyways, it’s past midnight my eyes sting my neck and back hurts. I’m tempted to order myself a walking stick and maybe hire some help.
So i took that break from the blog, and i didn’t think it would also mean i took a break from crocheting and writing. But lets be honest my writing has gone and I’ve hit a brick wall – Alex doesn’t want to come back and I am okay with that for a while.
Let’s start with where i left off, i was ready and off for a girls night in. Which was amazing! I didn’t get home til around 7am the next day and boy was i feeling sorry for myself. Yup, i woke up still drunk and it wasn’t until Thursday night I felt my normal self.
It’s safe to say that I don’t think i will be stupid enough to drink that much again as i know deep down it doesn’t agree with my body and I suffered with major anxiety for two days BUT I enjoyed myself.
I laughed until i couldn’t breathe and my neck and throat the next day was in such pain.
I also saw a memory pop up on my FB if you can see me on the collage top right, I’m with my friend and it was a good few years ago maybe at least 5 – We went to London for her birthday as her birthday falls on New years day and of course we went on the London eye!
I’d been on it before when i used to regularly visit a few other friends but it was still a great time especially at night!
My second yarn order arrived on the Tuesday for my c2c blanket which I’m taking my mothers today and do some of it. I also bought King Cole riot in the lovely green tones and thinking of making a shawl – Scrapping the one I currently have and using this yarn instead.
Last Monday was also a day where we laid my boyfriends nana to rest and so it was a time where i felt i needed to just take that little bit of time for myself as death seems to be something that lays heavy on the soul.
Tuesday again, my boyfriends mother flew back to Spain and we spent most of the day/afternoon with her until she left.
Friday i went shopping and got myself some new shoes, when i will wear them i don’t know but i think they are pretty cool!
I’m actually pissed off that my jeans don’t fit. The struggles of being a girl! No seriously, I had two pairs of jeans black high waist and some normal dark blue. My black ones have been binned because i wore them that much they have holes where no hole should be.
So i thought you know i can’t wear the same pair all the time, but when I am in the house i generally only wear leggins or lounge pants.
So i went to the SAME store i got those black jeans from, i was going to get the same type until i saw what is like the current trends.
They have these jeans called ‘mum’ jeans – They are loose and look so comfy, some are plain and some have those little rips in them. I picked up a pair of plain black ones and I was super chuffed as I am a casual person and these were my style.
I got the same size as the black jeans and the blue ones i WAS wearing that day.
I never try shit on, i don’t have the patience to be in and out of a changing room it annoys me.
I got home, tried these jeans on – They didn’t fit. In fact I couldn’t even get them over my arse! I cried inside and i was mad but also confused. Apart of me was like you need to diet and sort your shit out then i realised that it wasn’t because I had put weight on.
It’s the cheap shitty store that is called PRIMARK. I mean why do my other jeans fit but not these? So now I have to go back next week and either exchange them or get my money back. I am probably going to exchange and get a few tops with the credit and go else where for jeans. – Seriously though no wonder women have so many issues with themselves.
Apart from that, the rest of the weekend has been relaxed. I sorted out my shoe/coat cupboard and literally threw out 4 bin bags full of shoes and crap. I still have the corner of it to sort out but most of that is boxes of books and my jewelry making stuff. I keep thinking i should give all that away but I can’t part with that craft, i may go back to it one day but i just like the beads to be honest.
One of my creations
I also bought ANOTHER box for my yarn. I had bags and things just placed on top of my other boxes so they needed a home! I put all my current yarn that i use in one box and the ones i will be using – I also sorted out my WIP bag and got a tin to put my pens and pencils in for when I’m drawing etc.
I also sorted out all of my notebooks where I make notes of patterns and stitches and threw some old ones out from many moons ago.
It’s kind of tidier in my bedroom I still have some more things that need throwing out which i will get to this week. It feels good to get rid of things!
So i don’t have room or money or even a glamorous home where I have a special craft room or office. My creations consist of me sitting on the floor like the above picture or on my bed!
Now I was playing around with the idea of a c2c graphgan. I got pissed off with stitch fiddle BUT IVE MASTERED IT.
I spent a while finding the right picture an then when i did i sat with relief YES FINALLY I CAN DO THIS. I went out got my black and white yarn (yes more yarn) printed off the graph and got pissed off.
I could barely see the boxes and with it being a black background it was even harder, so i was like hmm. I went out got some of those gold/silver Sharpies and thought i need these to make it easier to mark off.
Nope, so i changed everything.
I am no longer doing a c2c graphgan I am doing a SC (Single crochet) graph. The first time i printed it off, i realised that if i did it as a c2c it would be the size of my room. So keep that in mind folks when your making your graph pictures of the rows etc.
But i kept the measurements the same when i re-printed it as it works out differently.
Firstly, i set my colours as just two as i knew that i would only be using black and white yarn.
Secondly I changed how many pages I wanted it to be printed. This helps ALOT!
So the more pages, the bigger the squares/stitches are.
Thirdly, to make it easier i used grey as my main colour on paper but I am still using black yarn. This is to make sure my eyes are less strained etc as i do wear glasses and I don’t have the best sight.
So, heres the fun part. The larger boxes all have mini squares in them. The mini squares are your stitches. So each little square represents one sc.
You also don’t work from the corner you work as normal like a blanket but you still do the same concept of a c2c graph going along but marking it off etc.
When you look at the boxes the little squares are always ten across and ten up. So you will have 100 mini stitches/squares inside that box. Unless where if you can see my pattern cuts off at the end.
So I know how many to chain, 10 across for each box plus the 6 at the end. So i have 116 to chain and going up you just count for the height.
I’ll chain 116 + 1 as you will always work second chain from the hook.
It’s as easy as that! One little square is one sc 😀
I am about to get started on this tomorrow with a fresh mindset. Though i will be sorting out how many bobbins ill need tonight etc.
I have kind of lost my crojo a little and I am trying it hard to get motivated to do all these projects – I think i need some smaller, fun things to make?
(I’ve also forgotten i used to do a weekly diary so i think I will change it to weekly round up)
Happy Easter everyone! Hope you all have a great day ❤
So i’ve gotten this far with my c2c and i am NOT bored of it but now i am ready to just take a day off from this and start a c2c graph blanket.
Could not figure out stitch fiddle, I thought it was going okay and the pictures I chose just did not look right and URGH so then i found a website that does paid patterns, includes graph and written pattern. – Then I was like no, Becky stop being a wimp. You don’t need a pattern nor someone elses pattern.
Yes yes YES I really f*****g do.
Okay, so a c2c is easy especially when doing the decreasing but when i started to think about the graph decrease I felt anxious and scared. Sounds stupid right? I plucked up the courage to ask in the group I am in on FB and I THINK I GET IT
But then i don’t, It was explaining to me but I’m like how do you know when to decrease? So it was explained that you just get to the width you want etc and decrease. SO me feeling super tired I tried not to give attitude but it was ‘won’t it make the picture look odd’ Because at this point I’m tired and I’ve been sat for over 4 hours trying to find a picture or graph to do…
I’m getting pissed off, I won’t lie. I don’t care if right now my blog is not tolerable nor my language but seriously I want to sleep but at the same time I can’t sleep until I’ve made a decision and done some form of crocheting LOL.
SO it was explained more better and these are the words:
“Say your graph is 80 long and 50 wide, you’d decrease one side once you have got to 50 wide. Then keep going with the design on a diagonal until the length is 80. Then you’d decrease that side too, still doing the design on a diagonal.”
When will i know to decrease? Does this graph point it out. Am i missing something, am i that FLOCKING (yes I have used a better word) stupid!?!?!?!
Maybe tomorrow, maybe I will understand because even after hours of watching Mikey on the crochet crowd and we are talking hours. My brain, right now is frazzled.
I have not been inspired to write either, which sucks. I have crochet brain this week..