Well maybe not that memorable but I wanted a clever rhyming title for this post. 😀
I was actually a little surprised that I only posted four times in September. I have been crocheting like crazy but have only gotten a few things finished.
The truth is that I have come down with a very serious case of Seasonal WiPitis!
I’m sure you’re familiar with this debilitating affliction. I can’t be the only crafter that gets excited with the thought of Autumn, Winter, and Holiday projects. I got so excited in fact that I had to sit down and write out a list of everything I want/need to crochet……..
Then proceeded to start several projects that aren’t even on the list. 😀
I know exactly how I came down with my acute case of WiPitis. I fool myself into thinking “Oh I can get XYZ project done quick before I start my holiday crocheting”.
Yeah…….truth is nothing ever is as quick as I think it’s going to be. Plus I think I subconsciously put myself into a position where I need to make everything at the last minute.
To me, holiday crocheting is like an extreme sport – I need that adrenaline rush!!
Crochet Projects for September
I did get a few things done. 😀
This sweater was my most popular post for the month. I was really happy with how this came out. I also fell madly in love with Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn. It’s not the easiest to work with and is close to impossible to frog, but Oh the colors!!! And the silky feel of this yarn is amazing. It’s also machine washable, thank goodness, because I’ve worn this sweater several times already and I hate the thought of putting it away for the winter!
Another fantastic yarn – Lion Brand Mandala in the color Pegasus. I called it the lazy diamond because just adding a chain one space before the corner and repeating the chain one spots in each row made this a very easy design to create. My daughter Madeline quickly claimed this as hers the second I sewed in the last end. 😀
This was my first time ever doing a corner to corner blanket and I LOVED it!! I really have no idea why I put it off for so long. I used some big, bold colors for this blanket and threw in some fun textured yarn to give it a little extra zing! I need to make three blankets for Christmas gifts and I think I’m going to go C2C for all of them!!
Fantastic Bake Along
My oven broke early in the summer so I had to sit out and just salivate as I looked at everyone else’s delicious pictures of baked yumminess. I thought I was going to die from Flour Withdrawal. I ended up getting a new oven just in time to join in with September’s Bake Along. It just so happens that Oatmeal Cookies was the first thing that hubby wanted me to bake in my new oven so it was perfect! The Fantastic recipe was provided by Kate at Life, Tea, and Everything and these cookies were delicious!!
So for October – I promise, I pinky swear, cross my heart etc etc that I will start my holiday crocheting.
Well, after I finish the 2 ponchos and a few other small projects that really won’t take that long…….. well that shouldn’t take that long…….. well I still have lots of time! 😀
Thanks for reading!!!