Friday, June 24, 2011

My Suppliers Demands

So I love yarn, to the extent that i'd love to throw all my yarn out of their bug/rodent free containers and swim in my lovely's. As I blissfully whisper "My Precious" to each and every ball, loose skein, and odd bits that I have. Though that in all reality probably wouldn't be a great idea, i'd create quite a mess of knots that even Hermione Granger couldn't swish and flick her wand too. The Majority of my stash comes from three suppliers, One being of course my mom, Two my grandma when she comes down for visits about once a year, and three the odds and ends my sister that too loves the crafts but has no patience for. For the most part my mom is the main dealer that smuggles my addiction to me, but this supplier too has demands. In her ladies magazines and own thirst for trinkets which she comes up with, an assortment of projects for me. One year I made a cowl for the colder months that she rides on the back of  the motorcycle along with my dad on their trips. Then last year I made a decorative pillow which took time to finally place on top of a fitted pillow, She now has plans on a set of pillows. This past Christmas I made a pair of wine cozy's that made the patterns myself that she just happened to find in a magazine, easy enough to do, and fun to make, then had to make one for grandma too. Now it's on to the Creepy Cute Crochet she found for my Mother's Day Present from her and the boys...My suppliers demands will keep me busy, she betters my skills, and pushes me to do more as well as getting me out of my comfort zone....I'm on my way to success because of my suppliers demands







There's a Beginning to Everything

I've been knitting and crocheting going on four years. My grandma had me to start by crocheting chains and left it at that. So doing, that of any preteen I made chains belts, chain necklaces, chains to go over the mirrors, bracelets, etc. you get the picture, everything was a rainbow of chains. High school there was a knitting club which I longed to do, saddly never was able to make it to the lunch meetings due to drama rehearsals and whatnot. But finally when i was pregnant with my oldest I decided to buy the supplies, and teach myself how to knit and crochet. I wanted to give something of myself to him, something no one else could, something to let him know how much I loved him. Now the teaching part, hahaha no problem got it in no time. Being left handed was the struggle, all the books said do the pattern backwards, (backwards how? This imagination can think of 20 different way to do it backwards) then the terms were different, you've got your English buggers that write it down as one thing when they mean another, you've got patterns that no matter what you do, never turn out, and it's not till later you research  finding the damn pattern is wrong. Oh back to the being left handed, decided it was easier to do it right handed plus i'm a thrower so i'm slow as hell. Eventually . I'll need to switch to picking i'd be able to get more work done, now that i have three boys to chase after. After three years I'm finally comfortable to make my own patterns, simply craft away. So far I've accomplished an assortment of blankets, scarfs, rasta tams, wine cozy's and creepy cute crochet, which I just love. Every day is an adventure, full of new projects to finish, yarn to ogle, and fantasize about!