I've been on a crochet hiatus. Before 2013 ended, I went through a personal crisis and crochet was put aside. A month after, I'm much better. I decided to go back to my beloved craft, crocheting. I rearranged my yarn stash. The feel of them gave me an unexpected excitement. I didn't realize I miss crochet that much. Although looking at them and my hooks brings back memories, I choose to embrace them and store them in my good memories bank.
As I was re-arranging my yarn stash ( Somebody said I am anal retentive.. my yarn stash has to be arranged according to fiber content, then brand, then color..) , I saw this big box of UFOs (UnFinished Objects). Yes, I know, I know.. guilty as charged. So addicted to crochet that I felt I had to start every nice project I like. Here are some of what I found...
1. The Granny Square Bag
I started this project early December 2013. This is supposed to be a cute little lunch box bag. I found the pattern in a Japanese crochet book. There will be two square motifs and the yarn I used is 8ply hand dyed cotton. This is definitely going to be finished this year, probably as a Christmas gift to a friend.
2. The Aquamarine Shawl
This shawl I started for myself. I decided to make this when I saw the big ball of cotton/polyester yarn of very nice teal color. The ball was so big (more than 500g), unplied, that it was so hard to work with it. I had to rewound some into smaller workable balls to be able to crochet with it. I just made up the pattern for this. It's just a mesh, double crochet with a chain in between.
3. The Black Starling Bag
This was supposed to be a gift, but I ran out of yarn, so I decided to just make another one. I will finish this to add to my Christmas gifts bin for friends. The pattern for this is called The Starling Bag from the futuregirl blog.
4. The Granny Stripe Blanket
This one was started right after I finished my Sunny Ripple Blanket. I love working on blankets. It's so nice to be covered while working as it grows bigger. This blanket is inspired by the Granny Stripe Blanket of Lucy of Attic24. When finished, the size should be 2m x 2m. I know, right? Yes, that big. For sure, it will be extra heavy too. Which I like so much in a blanket.
5. The I-Don't-Know-What-To-Do-With-It Squares
I made these squares for a messenger bag, but then it became so heavy that the bag couldn't hold its shape. So I decided to just stop working on it. I will just unravel the done part and recycle the squares into an afghan. I love how the brown, teal and violet look good together. The pattern for the square is called the Retro Circles from Three Beans in a Pod blog.
There are more in the box, but those I didn't mention here will just be unraveled and use the yarn into some other project. All of them because I ran out of the yarn I used to make them.
So there.. one of my crochet goals for 2014. To finish all of these WIPs . :)