Monday, May 13, 2013

Update on CAL

 Good morning, I have started a doily along a few others in a CAL.   I decided to go with a coffe color #842 in DMC color chart.  The pattern called for a #2 hook...which I thought sounded big.  And that is what got me hooked on trying this CAL.  I started it with a #7 hook and decided to go ahead and do it with the suggested hook and suggested gauge.  Well I am so happy I did.  I should have taken a pic with the other hook before frogging it.  Getting ready to start row 19....
 This is going to be about 24 inches across when completed...hopefully in the next day or two..no hurries though.  I have one more order to finish up, and another that doesn't have to be done until the end of October.  So I am feeling pretty good about things.  I have a list of projects, a pile really...ok a couple of piles of things I want to make...I have this habit of putting things I want to make into piles..and I usually have 2 or 3 different piles of patterns at any given time.  So right now I have 3 piles..a pile of patterns that I have to make(customer orders), a pile of patterns that I want to make, and yet another pile of patterns that I might want to make, but don't have what I need from start to finish.  Oh yeah and another pile of patterns that have to be put away.

And finally the 4 chair sets are blocked and ready to go to their new home.  This is the last of my big orders that have deadlines.  I am now wearing a rubber band on my wrist so I can snap it if in the near future another large order comes my way.  I have to take some time for me..to make what I want to make in the colors I want to make for a little while.  It seems I have been pretty busy and for that I am grateful, but I think I need to take some time, just a little for me to just enjoy moving the hook.  LOL I am laughing at myself, because you all know if someone calls, texts, or emails me...I will take the order...I love the challenge and sometimes I like not having to decide what pattern or color of thread..It takes me as long sometimes to decide what to crochet in what color as it does to make the item...anyone else like this?
Well my dear friends, it is after 11:00 and I am not dressed, still in my pj's.  I have laundry to do, a kitchen that needs to be cleaned up, a floor that needs to be swept.  I know yesterday was Mother's day, but this is the monday after, and all those things that didn't get done yesterday, because it was our day...well they are here today...so I need to get off  this computer, and get myself moving.  Have a great week my dear friends, may you find the joy in all you do.  Blessings



13 comments:

Neicee said...

I love that Doily Vikki! I am a huge fan of that color also.

Preeti said...

Your doily is looking great! waiting to see it completed.
Yes, for me too, it takes lot of time to decide on what to work and what type of thread/yarn and color.

Fran Lehigh said...

can hardly wait to see the it completed also.. go girl! xoxoxox

Trish said...

looks beautiful!
trish @ tales from ...

Terri Ayers said...

That is a very nice pattern and I love the color! It would look very nice on my round dining room table!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am using the 1.75 mm hook and I was on end 24, but I have to frog back, something went wrong, really wrong with the ch 5 spaces between the popcorn stitches. Oh well...that's what I get for skimming over the pattern.

Blessings always dear friend.

Mary said...

Very pretty pattern and I love the color. Those chair sets look gorgeous in the box even! Have fun crocheting. I know I say this all the time, but your speed in getting things finished just amazes me!

Rajeswari said...

The coffee color is really nice, neutral and elegant at the same time! Your way of organizing things into piles and naming them is something that i do too :) Waiting to see the finished doily.. and hope you do get some time to hook what you want!

Sherri said...

Wow I love the color. I may need to purchase it from you. You are way ahead of me Im only on row 14 but moving right along:)
Be blessed and crochet on...

Charlotte Huffman said...

Love the color! Congrats on finishing the latest order. I just wish I could get some orders. :-(

Pammy Sue said...

Your doily is coming along nicely, and I love the color you chose to make it in. Thanks for all the info in your last post! Very useful info. I just love your crochet work!

Donna Heber said...

Your doily is beautiful Vikki! I love the coffee color. Do you have an Etsy Shop?

Faith said...

This is so pretty Vikki, it is going to be a big one. One of these days, I'll jump in to CAL I suppose. Thank you for your tip about the craft fair book, knowing that you've done that means I'm on the right path, and not wasting my time. If for nothing else it helps me to remember what I've made, and what they looked like long after the articles are gone, well...at least I hope they will be....