Week in Review: 10/27/2014 – 11/2/2014

Last week’s goals:

  • Finish the Peace Sign Blanket – Done!  Finally, finally done!  I’m super happy, but it looks a bit small in the picture.  Now to figure out what to do with it.  My daughter has already asked for it, so maybe I should just give it to her, even though the last thing she needs is another blanket.  Ha!
  • Finish coffee cup sleeve – Done!  I finished it last week, and even used it.  My only complaint: it’s not as grippy as those cardboard sleeves they give you Starbucks, so my cup kept sliding.
  • Make a bunch more coffee cup sleeves – how much scrap yarn can I use up? – Not done.  I was too busy playing around with other patterns.
  • Wrap Jenna’s headbands – Not done.  OMG, what is wrong with me??  All I have to do is put it in the dang gift bag!
  • Make 2 hand sanitizer cozies1/2 done!  I did manage to squeak out one.
  • Get half-way through lace panels on cardigan. – Not done.  Agggh, I think I’m bored with this one.  I just can’t bring myself to work on this.

In other news….

  • I made a crocheted daisy flower towel holder, mostly as a way to use up some scraps and to see if it’s feasible to make as Christmas gifts.
  • I also spent most of my weekend starting up the Phoenix filet crochet project again.  But after I got to Row 10, I realized that I’m totally going to run out of yarn.  So I scrapped it (again), and started making a gift bag with the same yarn this morning.  I’m hoping to finally use up my Lorna’s Laces by making a bunch of little bags….as long as I don’t get too bored!

This week’s goals

  • Make more hand sanitizer cozies
  • Make gift bags
  • Get half-way through lace panels on cardigan
  • Give Jenna her headbands
  • Make some towel holders
  • Start up Phoenix filet crochet project again with different yarn
  • Find more ways to use scraps!

Crocheted Towel Holder

Yet another project I tried for scraps!  Hmmmm, maybe these could be used as Christmas gifts?  I’ll have to make them much nicer, though. crochet-towel-holder_medium2 Oh, and here’s the pattern page: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daisy-towel-holder

Update 3/2/2015;

OK, this fell apart after hanging a few days by my kitchen sink.  I guess the hair ties used for the rings just aren’t strong enough!  I can’t give these away as gifts!

I think I’ll try to learn how to chain stitch right onto the towel and create towel toppers.  This video by the Crochet Geek looks promising: