And it was these:
These fun little dishcloths make use of hyperbolic crochet. You wind up with a compact cloth that has a ton of surface area and a natural inclination to arrange itself in useful ways. They’re beyond fun to use.
I really, really love these. My poor husband has had to endure me being unreasonably pleased with myself as I’ve worked on them, and I’m even worse now that I have them as perfect as I think they’re going to get. I find myself digging through my stacks of dishcloths to find the prototypes to use when it’s time to wash dishes. And I’m pretty sure that anybody who has stumbled through here a few times knows exactly how enthusiastic I normally am about dishes, lol.
Anyway, here they are. And they’re in the shop, where hopefully someone will decide to give them a good home.
It’s going to be a busy week here. I’m anticipating finishing up several design projects that I’ve got hanging and sprucing up the Etsy shop for spring just a bit. (Not to mention dealing with the backlog of housework from having been sick over the weekend.) So I’ve got to get away from the computer and do it.
Might as well check in with the Finish-Along before I go, though. Not much finished, more abandoned edition:
1 magic scarf…
I’m still working on the first pattern repeat. Of course, I just started last night. Heh. On hold indefinitely because I just.can’t. justify. knitting time right now. Probably on its way to the frog pond, but I’m not quite ready yet…
1 Irish Hiking Scarf, which despite having been frogged still makes the list because I’ve started it twice already and I WILL make the dratted thing, since it’s lovely and fun. Abandoned to the whims of my pocketbook. It’s yarn diet time, hardcore. No going out to pick up yarn and needles for this one.
1 log cabin ‘ghan (starter panel done) Abandoned to the baby, who is using it as a teether.
1 small rectangle granny ‘ghan (maybe 1/4 done, at the outside) Finished!
1 giant granny gift ‘ghan (probably 1/6 of the way into it) Put away in a corner until I stop hating the recipient again. Never make for family. It gives you headaches.
3 small freeform projects
1 freeform project not yet started for submission
1 yellow pouch
2 1 little design project s
1 “fishy fishy”
and the design project that’s been costing me what hair hasn’t been leaping off my head of its own accord (oh, the joys of childbearing, lol)…not quite finished, but probably a single iteration therefrom!
Not too bad, I think.
I would absolutely *love* to be updating here more often, but we’ve got so much going on in my household right now it’s just insanely difficult. By the end of the day I’m too exhausted to write anything that makes any sense.
One more run-though on that design, I think, and it’ll be ready for testing. I have one out for testing right now that the feedback is starting to come in on, too. So in the pattern category, we’re making pretty big progress.
In the stuff-I’m-making-up-as-I-go-along category, I’m really happy with one project I just started and really unhappy with the scarf I’ve already put a considerable amount of work into. I think that’s going to get ripped back and redone. And I’m not sure how I’ll need to handle the yarn at that point, so I’m a bit exhausted at the thought of it. I see possibly re-skeining and washing and making a ball out of it in my future. Which wouldn’t be such a pain if it wasn’t sock yarn and I wasn’t without appropriate tools. Still, though, we’ll see.
I think I’ve found my problem with knitting, which is that the projects I’ve chosen aren’t anywhere near hard enough. No challenge = boring = knitting? Why do people *do* this? So I’m going to have to find something that will make me crazy to do. Right now I’m leaning toward jumping right into lace. Of course, this will have to wait until I have a few dollars I can spend on appropriate supplies, which may be a while. But I’m not giving up on knitting until I’ve tried something insanely hard and still feel meh about it. I really think I won’t, at that point.
Also? I’m one of the three people on the planet who *likes* to purl. Heh.
And that’s about it for the moment. More details when I can provide them.
Next prototype will be started after a quick spin through special-order-ville. Yay!
I wish I had time for all of the ideas I have racing around in my head. Today, though, there’s a long list before I can get anywhere near the design thing. Most of it’s pretty good stuff, though, so no complaints.
Off to it!
Switched yarns again and I think this time I’m finally happy.
When, oh when will I learn that there are some things that good ol’ Red Heart Super Saver is just made for?
Idjit, party of one, your table is ready! ROFL.
Thought I’d give it a try, because I figure the best that can happen is that they bring in a little sorely needed cash, and the worst that can happen is that they are problematic enough in one way or another that I have to take them down. They’re set so that nothing “not safe for work” should show up. If you see anything objectionable, drop me a line (neatlytangled at gmail dot com). I’ve got the thing set to run without my interference, since I’m not at my computer all day to be able to babysit it.
We’ll see how it goes.
Getting there, though. This time it was a change in yarn. I’m much happier now but having to rework things a bit.
Also finishing up a design to be offered as a FO in the shop.
The house looks like there are three young children and two messy adults, none of whom ever clean, living here. And that would be because there are. LOL. I’m so absorbed in work it’s not even funny.
I just want to say again how outrageously wonderful I think Crochetville is. That would be really amazingly outrageously wonderful, btw.
How long has it been since we’ve actually talked about crochet here? LOL. Been that kind of week-or-two. So onward:
1. I have a design for a toy I’m working on right now that I think I finally have right. I just have to make an entire one and test it. It’s symptomatic of the state of things right now that I’ve been at that stage for a solid week now and I still haven’t finished the thing. I’m really excited about it, even though to my mind it isn’t anything fancy. There’s just such a thrill in getting something to turn out “just so.” Which is probably the heart of why designing is so addictive for me, even when I’m reinventing the wheel. Which I’m not, exactly, this time. But anyway…lol.
2. I love granny squares insanely. I do believe that they are my favorite thing to do, ever, period. I want to start morphing them in weird ways. Longer-term…
3. I finished a giant rectangle granny baby blanket for the shop. I still have to get pics. I am so in love with the way this turned out that it’s going to be painful to post it. I want to keep it!
4. I’ve been making these for this, because it’s been a few months since I sent something positive into the world and I’m a big believer in helping where you can. This is something I can help with, even with my own life in chaos. So I do.
5. I just put all of my yarn scraps into a clear plastic bin, so that I can see them and be inspired.
6. The destash was a huge success. Thanks to all!
I think that’s about it for now. Back soon!
At least, this better be the only one! LOL. Actually, it’s kind of nice to sort out what you know you’re not likely to use every once in a while. Makes you feel lighter, somehow.