Monday, November 23, 2009

a lot of things going on....including crochet.

A lot of things have happened since my last blog. I have been out and about for the first time in years...I went to Burlington with a dear friend. We stayed a couple of weekends up there and then he came home with me for a week or so at a time. He is a bright spot in my life right now. I am still drowning in debt and my stash has taken over the bedroom walk-in closet. I will try to list a couple of my projects for you.
  1. carry with me: round ripple in turquoise, lavender, and white .
  2. crocus shawl in regia sock yarn.
  3. diagonal Patricia Hewitt afghan in baby clouds

I will have to finish this list later...can't remember any more.

Friday, July 17, 2009

ok...I am back from hiding.

I have been noticeably absent on the blog scene for a couple of months...trying to work out new depression meds. I do feel better and wanted to let everyone know what I am working on. I am writing again. I have a book in my head that wants to be shared so I am obliging it.

On the crochet front, I am working on 2 baby blankets, blue/green/white boy blankets, for friends who's wives are with child. I still have to do another boy one but want to finish at least one of these first...too many projects in the works = not finishing anything I have discovered...I have a facebook page now, if you want just look for Michele Storms in VT and invite me to be your friend. The more the merrier, I think.

Next blog will include pics of the two baby blankets I am working on and where to find the patterns...and it will be sooner than 3 months...thanks

Monday, March 16, 2009

National Craft (Crochet) Month

I have decided to learn two new-to-me techniques. With that in mind, I have joined two new Yahoo Groups. The first is for Tunisian Crochet(run by Kim Guzman and Arnie Grabowsky) and the second is for Tapestry Crochet (run by Carol Ventura). As far as I can tell, these Ladies are the best of the best in there respective fields...If I can't learn from them...I ain't gonna learn. So....wish me luck.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Finished Object

I finally finished something. I made a shawl from the book "Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Shawls" the pattern I used is Called Flamenco Flair, and in the book, is done in Lace-weight mohair...So I used Bernat Softee Chunky and a L hook. (I never could be called a conformist) I posted it in my projects at Ravelry if anyone wants to look. OK.OK. I will post it here too...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Year's Resolutions - Successes and Failings

My resolutions this year were simple to make. not so simple to keep.
  1. quit smoking in 2009
  2. lose weight
  3. communicate more with like minds
  4. finish my wips and ufo's
I am working on them all but the first two weeks of not smoking has fallen by the wayside. I have all year to complete that one.
I am trying to do weight watchers, not easy when you work at a restaurant, and are high up the chain to get free food.

I have begun organizing my yarn and my wip's, pigs and ufo's.
I have tried to reply to my groups more, instead of just thinking a response I actually post it.
I am anxious to communicate more with other crocheters and people to whom the craft is more than just a hobby. Let me know how you are doing with your resolutions.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

I feel old!, when I was younger I could stay up all night and keep going through the next day with full energy. Now I stay up a little extra (to watch the ball drop with my son on TV) and I am less than useless today. I left puppy at home as I don't think I can handle the extra distraction at work today. Today is Day one of Non-Smoking. I am working on several crochet projects. I brought with me a Tiramisu Blanket in Victorian Christmas colored Crochet Cotton, the pattern for which can be found at this site if you get a chance check out the rest of Alicia Paulson's site. It is fascinating and awe-inspiring. She has such a wonderful eye for color and composition in her pictures...I love it anyway. Well enough for more later.