Sorry, I couldn’t resist a little bit of wordplay there. I’ve been waiting all year to write that title!! 😀
This month was really a very pleasant one for me. There were so many warm sunny days that I spent most of my time outside with my hook. So there was a lot of crocheting being done, but not so much blogging about it.
My biggest goal for the month was to catch up on reading the blogs I follow. And…… I did!!! That might not seem like such a big deal but I have added at least a dozen more projects to my very long “Oh I gotta make that” list.
I’ve already shown you what I’ve been working on in two WIP posts so I won’t go on and on about those again. Quick update though – I found some iridescent beads that match the colors in the sweater perfectly so they are now getting worked in to the neckline!! I’m glad that I’m so excited about that because on the other end of the list is the picnic blanket which I have not touched in a few days. I will finish it though – I WANT to finish it so we can use it! There I think I pep talked myself into getting right on it! Heehee 😀
Let’s see what I did in August!
Crochet projects…… (crickets chirping)
Well, hmmmm now that’s embarrassing…………
I finished the Corset Style Camisole top at the beginning of the month. It technically is an August make, but I started working on it at the end of June I think.
I really enjoyed making this top. I wanted to work a hairpin lace strip into it and came up with the idea to use the vertical rows instead of building it horizontally. This worked out well and also inspired me to have the back lace up which adds a nice sassy element to this top. Plus it is adjustable for a perfect fit.
Recipes and Fantastic Bake Along! …………… (awkward silence)
Apparently even the crickets have left the building.
I do have some good reasons for the lack of yummy cooking posts.
- My oven broke at the end of June or early July. I was in the middle of baking what was going to be the best meatloaf ever made when I heard a loud POP followed by my oven beeping and beeping and beeping. I looked up the Error code and apparently a very expensive part needs to be replaced. The stove top still works and I have a grill but I’m going through some serious flour withdrawal because I can’t bake anything. Hubby and I decided that it would be a better investment in the long run to buy a new oven instead of repairing this one. We are going oven shopping this weekend!! YAAAAAAY!! 😀
- I still have Wednesday Dinner with my son Bill but he has switched to a low carb high protein diet as part of his weightlifting regimen. It’s still an awesome visit every week but grilled chicken and spinach salads are not exactly the most exciting things to do a recipe post about.
September is going to be a super busy month. It is time for Christmas and Holiday crafting!! It’s starting to get cooler out so I’m thinking of ponchos, blankets, sweaters, and all of the beautiful fall yarn colors!!!!
My mother in law has asked me to make a blanket and a shawl so those will be started shortly. My lovely daughter Aimee has asked me to make her a holiday skirt – I’m very very excited to make this because the design she described to me is going to be fun to make. Thanks to Britnee at Turtle Burger Crochet for giving me the idea to make myself an apron and to make a pretty tree skirt for my beat up busted up fake Christmas tree (with 2 cats and 2 dogs a live tree or a nice fake tree are NOT happening).
And then there is a craft fair at my hubby’s Jiu Jitsu studio in October that I would like to make some BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) themed items for. I would love to make some mini “Charlie” head keychains!! 😀
Yeah – September is going to be busy busy busy!!
Thanks for reading!!!