Sunday, September 25, 2011

Just in Time

Still a few hours of Sunday left for my weekly Year of Projects post. I don't have a FO to show you this week as I decided to abandon that shopping bag I started last week and start another which is about halfway done and is a much nicer pattern. The first one was curling horribly and not very pretty. Anyway, with a bit of luck I'll be able to show you the finished bag next week.

While I was surfing around blogs a few days ago I came across a really beautiful hat pattern that you can get as a free download. Its designed by Alla Koval and will be perfect for summer which is just around the corner for us here in the southern hemisphere. Of course its on my to-do list. Can any of my Aussie readers recommend a good firm cotton that might suit this pattern?

Another thing of interest I stumbled upon is just what we all need ..... another crochet hook !! This one is a special one for working that first round when doing edges on fabrics. As its name suggests, it has a sharp point which makes piercing the fabric much easier than an ordinary hook.

If you'd like to read a review, and a chance to win one of these hooks, visit here and here.

Confession time !! I have drifted so far away from my original list that I'm starting to feel a bit embarrassed. What do you think is more important in this project - sticking to the list or blogging?

Have a great week everyone.


  1. I love hearing how its coiming into your summer especially as I look out my window and see Autumn.

    I think if you want to add and change your original list you go for it.
    I've changed and adapted mine and will continue to do so.
    I think whats important is that this has gotten us all blogging more and also completing projects, I don't think it overly matters if the list changes.

  2. I hope it's blogging as I have fallen out of love with most of my list!

    It's nice just working on what you enjoy and what you want to do at the time though - looking forward to seeing your finished shopping bag next week :)

  3. I think for this 'project' it's a little of both - but obviously if you aren't blogging, it doesn't matter *laughs* I have changed my original list in the year of projects - I just swap out what I don't like for something I do like that will be doing the same purpose - ie a gift for my daughter is swapped with another item I want to give my daughter. I also created an "added" section for items I just felt like adding :) Usually, they are added AFTER I finish them :P

  4. How lovely to be crafting for summer!

    I think the important thing is to be finishing what you want to finish, and blogging. I love both parts, and I love reading about what others are making and how they are getting on. I don't really mind if it's on their list or not.

  5. Wow, that crochet hook looks almost like a weapon. I think it would be useful too for working with cotton thread.

    The most important thing is for you to be happy with your projects and your blogging. I have updated my list once already and have not always stuck to even the updated list. But I do manage to blog each week which is a miracle!

    I love reading your blog and keep up the good work.

  6. I hope you weren't hit by the horrible hailstorm that my friends in Ballina sent me photos of. Let me know you are okay.

    You know, I look at lists as a "reminder" to do things. Life (blogging, etc.) sometimes gets in the way and we have to be flexible, right?

  7. Cute hat pattern, maybe starching the cotton after your crochet the hat?

  8. Love the hat, it's really pretty! Here I am planning on winter wooly hats and your thinking about keeping the sun off your faces. I think that your list should be what you want it to be, and sometimes things change. I am glad to have an incentive to get things done which is just what I needed. It is such an inspiration too, to see what others are up to.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. The crochet socks really are easy, I'm sure it is a bit of a cop out in comparison to knitted socks which are far more difficult by the looks of it. No, I'm a one hook girl, how on earth do people use four needles?

  9. Ya know, I think blogging should be fun and low-stress. So, don't worry about following something that you don't want to do. We come to see you and hear about what you're up to.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. "Do what you like..." as Humpty Hump and Digital Undergound used to rap back in the day.
    That hat is so cute. Has that romantic, old-fashioned flair. Would be cute to wear that w/a floral kind of dress and button up shoes.

  11. Mahalo for liking the yarn for my hubbie's camouflage footies! I'm using Crystal Palace Yarns' Merino 5 Print yarn which is worsted; here's the link on Ravelry:


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