Hey there :)
Wow... I haven't writing anything on here in more than a week... I'm sorry. Work has been getting consistently more unsatisfying so yeah... I've had to have some convos with my supervisor regarding appearance and dress code and what not. Today I spoke with her regarding my hair. Being natural in itself gets so many mixed responses depending on preferences, but it's become decidedly more concentrated in certain environments. I don't want to feel uncomfortable with my hair at work because of the preference held by my supervisor or anyone else. I read her the appearance guidelines from the staff handbook and pretty much left it at "if I contradict this please correct me. Otherwise, leave personal preference out." She said that she just wants everyone to be "neat." So we're going to have another sit down on Friday to discuss what she means by neat and how we can both feel comfortable at work. (Because I am going to wear my hair out... that's just it...)
Anywho... I didn't plan on going into all that, but that's what's going on in my life these days... just being Caleisha, ambassador for the Natural Hair Staff Members of Oakwood University...
What have I been doing crochet-wise? Slowly finishing up holiday gifts... and picking up other projects along the way. I have a HUGE project pending for my aunt that I'm excited about and really nervous at the same time... But I'll talk about that when I get it underway.
My personal little project is a Hexagon Motif Bag. I found the pattern today and thought it would make an awesome polka-dot bag. Here's the pattern. It's actually a list of crochet-a-long videos explaining how to make the bag. But it's so cute! I'm using some christmas yarn I got on sale from walmart. They were 75% off so they cost me $0.85 per ball. I picked up 4 red & 4 white. I was going to get green, but I have enough green yarn. So my Hex Bag is going to be made up of motifs like this:
I also did a bit of yarn stashing in addition to that balls from walmart. I took a trip to Joann's because recently they had a 25% off your total purchase coupon and of course I couldn't let that go to waste. Now in store, all the yarn is 25% off, but online it's from 30%-50% off the same products... I asked one of the salespeople if they pricematch online prices and she said yes. So I was able to get a bunch of yarn (mostly types I've been wanting to try out) for the online prices and then put my 25% off coupon on top. These are all the yarns I got (just without the Bernat that I already told you about)
This is long enough... Good night!