Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hump Day WIPs!

I rarely use the term Hump Day, but I felt like doing something different.  I don't like it.  Heh.  Anyhoo, onto Wednesday WIPs.

So, I've come to notice my crochet has been much slower in recent months.  For the longest time it was a rare site to see me without a hook in my hand.  I know I've been busying myself with the "Great Clean Out of 2012" at home, but that's still no excuse.   I've been more or less done with getting the house in order, I have no excuse for my laziness!  Although I DID make the really awesome Weeping Angel over the weekend.  I'm making a couple more soon.  (More on that later)

So the only photo I have for today is for my desk runner filet.

As you can see I'm starting the second pattern repeat already.  It's working up quickly when I get time to sit down and work on it.  I can't say that I'm quite halfway on it yet though because I plan to put the big heart thing on either end and some nice edging around the sides.  So it'll be a bit yet, but it's coming along nicely!  It will look much nicer once it's blocked too.

The Tunisian scarf only got a couple more rows on it and the daisies haven't had anything added at all because I've had no time for lunch breaks at work recently, so I didn't bother with photos of those.

So back to the angel.  I have this dilemma all the time, and it's happened again.  I really want to show off my work when I complete something I proud of.  But every time I do, I'm immediately faced with the "OH MY GOD MAKE ME ONE!!! routine.  I get that most people don't understand the amount of work that goes into some of these things, so I never hold that against anyone.  When I try to get out of it by saying they take time and materials, I then get the "I'll pay you!!".  I know all you fellow crafters understand how hearing that is like nails on a chalkboard.  I won't go into all the nitty gritty because that's enough for an entire post on it's own, and it would be mildly hypocritical of me because I do sell some of my things.  Let's just say with the cost of materials and labor it's crazy to consider selling things for what they're worth.  Unless you're ok paying $400 for a baby blanket.  This is a subject for an entire post on it's own.

I digress.  Allow me to end on a truly adorable note.  One of the stray kitties I feed on my porch is quite possibly the cutest little thing I have ever seen.  She's from a litter born in the alley behind our apartment about 2 years ago.  She's just beautiful and so tiny.  She has the most inquisitive little face too.  She sits on the bottom step of the porch looking up at me with these great big hopeful eyes.  She's super shy and skittish though and won't let me too close, but she's been slowly gaining trust over the last few months.  Likely because I feed her.  She actually let me sit on the porch with her while she ate the other day.

I got her mid-lick.  Hee hee.

I guess that's it for today.  I'm kind of unfocused here anyway, I could go off on LONG tangents all day.  Heh.  So happy Hump Day to you all.  Much love and happy crafting!!!

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