So I've been all about crocheting lately, and a little about knitting. My paternal grandmother taught me to crochet in 6th grade, and I've made a number of projects over the years, mostly afghans, but haven't done much in the past 10 years or so.
My grandmother passed away in August, and it was about that time that I picked crochet back up again. I didn't make the connection right at that time, but now I realize it was (and is) my way of connecting with her. And I like that.
So I've been working on a number of projects lately, and can barely wait to finish one before I start another. It's hard to wait - I see a new pattern and think, "oooh, I want to try THAT!", but I don't like to leave the current project unfinished (unless it's an afghan - I'm pretty burnt out on the afghan I'm currently working on). So I've powered through quite a few things recently, so I can move on to the next.
I made a recycled grocery bag out of grocery bags! It turned out
really sturdy and holds quite a bit! I have a ball of 'plarn' ready to
go for another one. This bag always draws comments from checkers at
the grocery store - my favorite comment was from a teenage boy sacker a
couple of weeks ago: "This thing is huge! You could fit, like...three
babies in there." I looked at him wide-eyed a bit, and then replied,
"yeah, just the thing for all my black market shopping." I don't think
he got it. What-ev. BTW - if you are interested in crafting with recycled plastic grocery bags, MyRecycledBags.com is definitely a resource to check out!
I made a set of cotton washcloths and scrubbies (also known as "tawashies") for my mother-in-law, as a thank-you for picking my daughter up from summer school every day in June.
I made a large stash storage basket (PDF of the pattern) - not sure what it's going to hold yet! :) (here's a link to someone else's basket - I haven't taken a picture of mine yet)
I've made several scrunchies for my daughter and myself - both knit scrunchie and crochet scrunchie. (no pictures yet)
I still have that afghan to finish up, and here's the rest of my 'queue'. Anyone else working on any yarn-related projects?