Thursday, June 5, 2008

Crochet Commuter Chronicles - Intro

Two weeks ago I started riding the commuter bus to work instead of driving. I tell myself and others that I did it to save money on monthly parking and these mega gas prices. I say to myself and to my boyfriend that it will cut down on my stress, and I won't be frustrated by the time I get to work from all my cussing at idiot drivers. I've bargained with myself and convinced my employers that I will finally be able to get to work on time from now on instead of being chronically late.

All these things are partially true. But if I am to be honest with myself, I am on that bus because it gives me MORE TIME TO CROCHET. I'm coming clean here and telling the truth. All those things I mentioned above take second place or lower to my crochet.

Before I would wake up, roll over and grab my current crochet project (or choose from several) that slept on the other side of the bed that night. I'd crochet for 15-20 mins, then slowly get ready for work, sometimes coming back a few times in between to pick up my project and do a few more stitches or rounds while dancing to the radio.

Then I'd be sure to grab a project on the way out and place it in the passenger seat to ride shotgun with me to work. At traffic stops/lulls, I'd pick up my hook and put in some work. I used to get some looks at stop lights. Yeah, I'm guilty of CWD. Well, not while moving though.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Queen Update

I'm nearing the end on this project. I'm working on the 2nd sleeve and then the fun part begins. The ruffles! I can't wait to put the frill on this jacket.

Ugh! Don't look too closely at my pits in that first pic. I'm a child of the 60s and 70s. LOL!

I had to take a break from Connecticut Avenue and a couple of other "winter" projects. It's too hot here and and just can't make myself touch that wool.

I have some accessories projects that are almost done. Cute and fly stuff!