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Year of Projects: Week 6

07 Aug
Project Percentage Complete: 29%
Overall Percentage Complete: 37%
Number of Project Items: 28
Number of Added Items: 10
Total Items: 38

A few folks have asked about the pattern I will be using for the table runner. Honestly, I am not sure. I have a couple that I’m interested in that I’ve favorited and added to queue on Rav, but I have not made a solid decision yet. If you have a favorite or one you’d like to challenge me to crochet, post a link in the comments. I’d love to take a look!

A friend of mine that attends the same yarn group as I do grabbed me last Wednesday at group and showed me some patterns in the Crochet World magazine that she wanted to try. She is more of a knitter and I’m more of a crocheter, so I said that I’d help her….. even though they are thread crochet patterns.

(If you are a new reader, you probably haven’t seen me say this before so I shall repeat – I am NOT a fan of thread crochet. no no no definitely not).

So being the wonderful friend that I am *coughs lightly* I bought the magazine before I left Barnes and headed over to Michaels (a mean store combination, if you ask me) and got a few balls of thread. I also picked up a small pattern book with thread patterns because it had some really cute coasters in it… and I need some coasters for my new dining room table. I think when I finish all the chair toppers (my pattern linked below) and the coasters, I should take a picture of my table so you can see it with all the crochet stuff on it…..

Anywhoozles – while I am not a fan of thread crochet, it seems that is something I’ll be doing for a little bit. Which also means I’ll most likely be doing thread for a while.

And how in the world does this apply to my Year of Projects post? Oh… I will most likely be starting on my runner soon so I need to find a pattern here in the near future.

That is all.

Project List Items (not complete)
Filet Market Bag
– Lacey Table Runner for kitchen


– Throw for living room sofa (no pattern selected yet)
Men’s Vest (Christmas present)
– Round Afghan/Throw (potential Christmas present)
– Angel Tree Topper
– Joseph Wrap from Crochet! Magazine (as Christmas present)
– 11 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas presents)
– 2 sets of Golf Club Covers (no numbers) – (as Christmas presents)

Project List Items (done)
– 3 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (personal use)
– 4 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (as office Christmas presents)
– Easy Cabled Scarf (my own pattern) 

Added Items (not complete)
– Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) [65% complete]
– EnviroTote Market Bag #4
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector

Added Items (done)
– Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
– Mystery CAL Beach Bag
– 2 Knit Washcloth
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector

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This post is part of the Ravelry Group “Come Blog-A-Long” #yearofprojects Project. If you are interested in joining along or finding other posts similar to this one, visit the group on Ravelry.

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19 Comments

Posted by on August 7, 2011 in My Projects

 

19 responses to “Year of Projects: Week 6

  1. Kate

    August 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What a great friend you are!

     
  2. Cris

    August 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    hehehe She laughed when she said she had some thread crochet projects she needed help with… hmmm not quite a laugh, more of a cackle! – it'll be fun and like all things, if I want the finished project, I have to bare through the not-so-fun stuff :P

     
  3. MindingMyOwnStiches

    August 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I just rescued a Crocheted Lace book from the bargain bin and was pondering thread crochet. And really what I was pondering was the idea of doing a lacey table runner from lace yarn instead of thread. That's why I'm interested to se what you do. Like your friend I'm more of a knitter than a crocheter.

     
  4. Keri

    August 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    You are really inspiring me to make a proper post for the updates.  I really have to do that for next week!

     
  5. CrochetBlogger

    August 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Hope you end up enjoying the thread crochet projects even though thread isn't so much your thing. I feel the same way about it.

     
  6. Cris

    August 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    oh… sadly – wait until tomorrow's post :(

     
  7. RugbyMad

    August 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    The thought of thread crochet makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  I don't see it anywhere in my future.  Am holding thumbs for you.

     
  8. florencefrazier2002

    August 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    You have an ambitious list!  I have done thread crochet and I will say, I'm not a fan anymore.  I developed carpal tunnel while doing thread crochet so I don't do it often anymore.  I went on a little spurt last year doing Christmas Orniments and bookmarks for my co-workers but haven't touched it since.  Good Luck!

     
  9. Rottnluck

    August 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Yeah, thread crochet is for the birdies.  Good luck!  Can't wait to see what you do.

     
  10. gfdgdf dfgdfgdf

    August 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I don't know what thread crochet is (it sounds like crochet with thread?) but it looks like everyone else is afraid of it, so good luck.

     
  11. Cris

    August 8, 2011 at 2:08 am

    That is exactly what it is – think doilies and really skinny thread. I It is definitely time consuming :( I need a table runner and I want to make it (sadist much?) hehehe

     
  12. Cris

    August 8, 2011 at 2:09 am

    I ended up choosing a more straight forward, non-fancy-schmancy table runner. 3 hours for 1 inch though… doesn't seem too “simple” even though it is LOL

     
  13. Cris

    August 8, 2011 at 2:09 am

    It is definitely a tedious task to make something, even if it is is relatively simple and straight forward. I chose just that – simple and straight forward, although my time estimations don't seem to make it out that way UGH!

     
  14. Cris

    August 8, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Thanks for the well wishes – I am gonna need it!!!!

     
  15. Cris

    August 8, 2011 at 2:11 am

    It is the only way I can keep track of my list – and I am very interested in what else I add… which so far has been a few things. In the end, I'd like to have a very interesting list of what I did in a year (expected and surprise additions)

     
  16. Cris

    August 8, 2011 at 2:13 am

    OHHHHH that would be really pretty – I am following your page via google reader so I'm gonna keep my eye out for updates from your end :)

     
  17. kimmery4

    August 8, 2011 at 2:14 am

    I have never crocheted before–with yarn or thread, but I can imagine how lovely the thread coasters will be.  For sure post a photo!
    *smiles*

     
  18. Sandycrochet

    August 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I've not tried my hand with thread in years…so wish you lots of luck.  I thought it was hard on my eyes back then, and I was younger then; sooooooooo, probably not going to do it now.  lol

     
  19. Dorothy

    August 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Good luck with the thread crochet.  Will look forward to the pictures of your coasters.

     

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