Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Life Changes and Projects Worth Posting About

Why, hello there blog! (And anyone who might still be checking in.) It's certainly been awhile... but what's a couple of years between friends, right?  Seriously, two years ago was my last post - /facepalm.

Now I haven't been working on a whole lot of projects lately as soon our family census will increase by one little boy and even sooner we will be moving. Despite these distractions, honestly, it's like I lost my desire to be creative for awhile there.  Knitting, crochet, card making, spinning, art journaling - none of them were all that interesting to me for probably a good year of my blogging hiatus.  But, you know what?  Crafting is my hobby and I wasn't feeling it.  If I'm not feeling like doing something that is a hobby, why should I do it?  Instead,  I did a lot of reading, caught up on some tv watching and focused on other stuff.  But, I think its time to let my creative side have a say in things for at least a little bit! 

The one project that I have been working on is this lovely crocheted Lego baby blanket.  I chose colors as close to original Lego colors as possible, joined the blocks with white yarn and then added a row of single crochet in each color to finish it off and make a nice clean edge.   I wanted smaller blocks so I chose Plymouth Encore DK and a G hook to get the look I wanted.  Overall, I am very happy with how it turned out.  The whole thing took me about a month and a half to create and assemble, which is pretty quick as far as blankets go.  Now that I have actually finished something, other projects are popping into my head.  They just might involve dragons and be super cute too. More details to come!