Monday, September 29, 2008

Rust Goes Green #2 & An Ugly Afghan

After putting it off forever, I finally finished my second Rust Goes Green. Thankfully I have a really understanding boyfriend who isn't put off by my stash-busting or having a bag with pale blues and greens instead of manly browns or something like that. Unfortunately, I sewed the handle on wonky and it doesn't lie the way it's supposed to. Oops.


He likes it well enough, and I got rid of a good amount of stash. That sword of Damocles has been hanging over my head for a freaking month! (I consider it one of his early birthday presents.)

Someone also requested a picture of the World's Ugliest Stash-Busting Afghan, so I've complied. Actually, I think it's quite wonderful, but judge for yourself.


There are 7 yarns in it so far. I know where some of them are from; the others I haven't a clue. I am not looking forward to weaving in all the ends, though. Can't I just hire someone to do that for me?

Scratch that, I have a wedding to pay for.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Okay, so it doesn't have to do with crafting, but there IS a crocheted afghan in the background there. No, I didn't make it. We ended up with it because my boyfriend's aunt had made it for his family, but then ended up getting a divorce and his grandparents didn't know what to do with it. We happily took it because the cats liked it. That made me think about what would happen if I made something for someone and that kind of thing happened. Would my hand-made objects be hidden in a closet somewhere because the owners felt too guilty to throw it out or give it to charity? I think I'd rather have it used than ignored.

Anyway, I've had a request to photograph the World's Ugliest Stash-Busting Afghan, so I'll do that after my batteries charge. You'll either love it or hate it. It's great. :D

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy International Crochet Day!


Told you I'd do it. :)
Whoo. Long time no see, blog-land. I promise I have some stuff to show you real soon (I just haven't finished it yet). I finally got a job and so I've been a bit busy with training and all that fun stuff. In fact, today was supposed to be one of my days off, but someone needs me to cover for them and I need money for rent and groceries and yarn.

Apparently today is International Crochet Day, so to celebrate I'll be wearing the last hat I made. (I can't crochet at work! I wish.) I might bring my stuff to the grocery store later, who knows. Otherwise, have a nice holiday, and I swear I'll see you again soon!