Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Crochet Sweatshop

(In an ominous voice) And it begins...  

Yesterday morning, my friend Alina commented on my holiday meltdown post and gave me her tip of the day, which was:
"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."  
from my instagram feed
This piece of advice has been rattling around in my head since then.  It's rather encouraging don't you think? :)

Another of my awesome-pants blog friends, Erica, also left some encouragement for me.  I really appreciate these ladies ^.^ With all this positivity, how can I not get to work??  Even whistling while I work... I'm planning on becoming a crocheting Snow White in this piece! lol o.O

Anywho, last night I went to my friend's house to watch the Walking Dead and decided that I was going to work the whole time on the DIP afghan #2. I love that the pattern calls for granny stitching which I can pretty much do with my eyes closed.  So I got 12 rows completed on it, just 2 rows shy of completing the whole side.  I'm surprised my fingers aren't stiff :)  
This is after I finished the last 2 rows on the long side.
I'm now curled up on the couch working on the first short side and watching Alphas on netflix.  I'm on the last episode of the season though... Does anyone have any suggestions for a new show for me to watch while crocheting?  And here's something else...
In my best Tim Gunn voice "Make it work!" ^.^
I finally rigged my crochet hook!  Because I hold my crochet hook like a knife instead of a pencil, like most other people do, the end rubs against the edge of my pinky finger.  Of course after hours of crocheting, my poor baby finger is really irritated, SOOOO I got a pencil holder and some little rubber bands and softened the edge.  It worked like a charm ^.^  No more annoying rubbing ::happy dance:: 

Well I'm off to finish the short side of this blanket.  I'm also going to try to finish the other mason jar cozy and maybe attach the alligator clips to the butterflies/bows to finish that gift.  If I get thru those, that'll be 2 gifts completely done and one getting very close.  
I'm eating my elephant one bite at a time ;-)


  1. That cartoon deserves it's own blog post... lol!

    I just love patterns you know by heart and can whip up without having to think too hard.

    Also, that's such a genius way to rig up your crochet hook. Your pinky is grateful, I'm sure. :) (I'm still trying to imagine how you crochet holding a hook like that though... lol!)

    Lately, I've been watching marathons of Myth Busters and The Big Bang Theory. I'm such a nerd. ;)

  2. I've been hooked on Parks and recreation and Day Break. Erica is right, I've run through both Myth Busters and The BBT! good stuffs.


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