My new scarf pattern is finished, and I’m working on getting it posted at Etsy and Ravelry and here as well. It’s my oldest daughter’s birthday today, so I’ve been taking time out for the festivities. I’ll update this post when I’ve got it posted everywhere. In the meantime, here’s a pretty pic:
Thanks so much to Tracie at The Crochet Studio for testing for me again!
Update: It’s now posted for sale on Ravelry, on Etsy, and right here at the site.
It’s hard to write a blog about crochet when there is no crocheting going on.
I’m not sure what’s happened these last couple of weeks, but I can’t seem to make any time for working on any of my various projects. My work schedule has been alittle weird, which doesn’t help, but still…I look around myself and see all sorts of things that aren’t getting done just like they weren’t getting done before, only crochet has been added to that list somehow. Weird.
Anyway, there will be another pattern coming that was in the works before the crazy-whatever came to visit, and there’s another that’s nearing completion, ever so slowly. I suspect Im just ready to slow down for a little while, and that’s fine. All part of the cycle, you know? I am thinking that it is time to redesign this site, so I may tackle a project like that while the ideas aren’t coming as rapidly for designs.
One thing about even the tiniest business…There is always *something* that needs to get done…
I think my favorite thing about Homespun is the way I have to work with it: gently. I have to loosen up my hands and let the yarn flow through them in a way almost unfamiliar to me. It’s almost a meditation, a forced relaxation and letting go of perfect stitches and lines in favor of a sort of organized imperfection that can’t be forced.
Because Tracie’s going crazy over there! In the best of ways, of course. In the time since I last pointed to her blog, she’s:
–Opened an Etsy shop,
–Released the cutest little sheep pattern the world has ever seen, and
–Released a pretty filet crochet pattern so beautifully written that even I could follow it.
Seriously, folks, I’ve been testing for Tracie and her patterns are just lovely. They’re clearly written and easy to follow and just a ton of fun, all the way around. I highly recommend them.
I just can’t wait to see what she comes up with next…
It’s finished! See pattern page here. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the way this came out:
Many thanks as always to Tracie at The Crochet Studio for testing for me (and listening to me talk and talk and talk about it!).
I’m beat. More later, and I hope y’all love this pattern the way that I do!
I have all sorts of thoughts swirling in my head at the moment, but I’m short of time to make sense of them. It’s been a weird week. My work schedule was a mess because of our inventory and I’ve been under the influence of an on-again, off-again toothache that keeps popping up out of the blue to make me miserable. I honestly had no idea that it was possible for a freaking tooth to hurt this bad. As a matter of fact, I’m not even sure which one it is, because that whole side of my mouth goes nuts when I trigger the thing. I think I might have figured out what was setting it off, so I can at least avoid making the pain worse until I can get it fixed. But it’s sort of scary, because when it goes off it’s completely incapacitating until it calms down again. I’m worried it will go crazy at work and I’ll lose my mind right there in public.
Anyway, around all of this I’ve been working. My sample for my next pattern is almost done (if I can ever settle on a new border), and it ought to be out of testing in time to release it next week. I’ve been testing, too, and I can’t wait to be able to point you to the patterns I’ve gotten to test (well, I’ve only made it through one of them, but I have high hopes for tomorrow…heh).
It’s past my bedtime, but I wanted to check in. I feel bad updating this so seldom, because I have no attention span and tend to stop reading blogs that are as boring as I’ve been lately. With any luck, soon we’ll be out of the totally-focused-on-keeping-the-lights-on stage of our little financial catastrophe, and the words and the crochet will no doubt flow much better at that point. Crossed fingers, if you’re so inclined, and thanks for your patience.