I didn't actually go anywhere, but I've been a little absent with this blog. Truthfully, I was on "vacation" last week. I use the parentheses because it wasn't a true vacation. I didn't go anywhere, I still went into work a few times, was on call 24/7, and worked my little butt off around the house. So, it wasn't really a vacation, just some much needed time off of work. Now don't get me wrong, I love my day job. Research is in my blood. But I've been working on so many projects that I needed a break. Unfortunately the projects didn't go away while I was gone, but I guess that's a good thing. As long as there are projects, hopefully there is money to go with those projects, and if there is money, I still have a job. :-)
But anyway, back to important things; creative stuff. I haven't picked up a bead since my last show. I just haven't had time to plan a new project out, but I'm hoping to be able to do that soon.
I have been working on my crochet projects. I'm pretty proud of myself with these. They aren't anything special, but it's still better then what I was doing only a few short months ago.
I've been busy with dish cloths. I've even started making these little guys called Twashi. Aren't they cute? I got the pattern here and I love making them. They only take an hour or so to make one, so they have a sort of instant gratification.
I've also made a few more square dish cloths, but to be honest, I like using the twashi better. They work really well.
I've also come to a stand still with my blanket. I've now gone through 9 balls of yarn and I think I need at least one or two more. So as soon as I pick some more of that up, I can hopefully finish that guy up.
And the project that I was most proud of, my hat.
Look at it, I made a hat. I followed a pattern and made a hat. I can't believe it. It's nothing fancy, but it is a hat. And the most important thing is, I was able to follow a pattern. I was so scared that I wouldn't be able to, but I did.
I didn't make the flowers, those I already had, but the actual hat was all me. I can't wait to make some more. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year?
What have all of you been up to? Start or finish any fun projects?