Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stash Report - May 23rd 2010

Fabric Added this week: 0 yards
Fabric Added YTD: 131 yards
Fabric Used this week: 1/2 yard
Fabric Used YTD: 56 1/2 yards
Net used for 2010: -75 1/2 yards

This week was slow, I spend most of my free time navigating and reading blogs instead of getting busy with my sewing machine. It wasn't all wasted time as I found this neat blog blog with a portable DVD player tote tutorial. The tote will be perfect as we do have the dual player for the car, so I made a prototype for my personal DVD player to test the pattern and give myself time to find the fabrics I want to use for the car.
I lined my tote and added a handle at the top flap instead of a strap, it's not perfect but it came out cute and will serve its purpose. Here is a shot of the back pocket, neat idea for the charger.I have also been reading about knitting socks and decided to teach myself how to make them. This is my second attempt, the first one was not bad looking but i made many mistakes and they kept haunting me. The entire sock became a ball of yarn and I started again with this new piece. I'm almost done with it, I just have to watch a gazillion youtube videos on how to do the Kitchener stitch. I just don't get it. Maybe because I knit continental style? I'm hitting a wall with this stitch, but I'll persevere.
When the sock instructions became a little confusing and I needed a break from it, I started this doily. I'm liking it, but... the drawback on this one? The pattern said one ball needed which was perfect since that was exactly what I had on hand. I made sure I used the proper size hook to obtain the gauge and I made a swatch to test my stitches. Arggg!!!! I'm done to the last few yards of crochet thread and still three or four rows to go!...
So, I have a decision to make. try to find more thread at the store? leave it as is and call it done? Is it obvious why I'm forever starting project and never finishing them? It's not my fault, really. This will be another unfinished project and to keep myself busy I'll have to start something else. What a vicious circle, but what fun!.


Lynne in Hawaii said...

Enuf of the UFO's! I'd take the easy way out and CALL IT DONE! A finish is good. It is beautiful!

Lori in South Dakota said...

it looks done to me!~

Edna said...

You could call it done but, if you are anything like me, you will KNOW that its not complete every time you look at it. I'd probably get more thread. You could even finish it off with white if you can't find the same variegated. I used to crochet doilies all the time and had this happen often. Not all companies have the same yardage per the weight of the ball even though they are supposed to be the same gauge (such as size 10 or 20 thread).