Jul 29, 2016

July Yarn-about

Sometime this year, I made a vow to at least post once a week here to populate the worldwideweb with good content. =)

Anyhow, I got hooked with hooking yarns that I missed a week or 2 of posting here. I kinda tend to have a personality that when I like something, I'm going to put on a "repeat mode" until I have enough of it, I want to puke. When I like a dish, I'm going to have it over and over again until just the thought of it makes me want to puke. I guess this is human nature, right?

So last week of June, I picked up the crochet hook, and finished what my mother started. Then, it never stops from there.

In July, I made a yoga mat bag for a friend from the leftover yarns I have on hand. I had to make this quick, in 3 days because she's leaving for Manila to pursue her PhD. =)

I hate the color combination because I think it's too "kiddie" for a PhD career woman. Of course, being a "psychology" professor, she was all praises for it.
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Then, it was some sort of an ultramarathon doing this "Big bag" for Leah, the birthday girl. When I saw the pattern at first time, it was her in my mind. She likes bags, and she has a thing for big bags as big as her.
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In between, I'm trying to squeeze in making small crochet items like this cat butt coaster. I'm planning to give this to Kapehan Ceferina, because their coffee drinkers are cat-lovers. =) (Directions in going to Kapehan Ceferina here >>.)
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I realized that I prefer big crochet projects that will get me hooking until I wanted to puke watching yarns after yarns. Then, I get out from it and survive. It's like that high of running meaningless long runs. I'd hate it, but then I wanna do it again.

 So last for July is yet another yoga mat bag for a yoga teacher friend, Caren. She wanted yellow and black originally. I may not be good at color combination, but I know that it would look like a pedestrian lane. So we decided on a blue and yellow color combination. But I chose dark blue which almost looks like black. Thus the finished product still looks like close to pedestrian lane. Anyhow, my friend can use it to create PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN to drivers. =)

 And, oh, this is the first crochet project that I did not fully rely on a design pattern. I found exactly like this on pinterest but the method she used was "tapestry" or something like that, and I found it complicated and used a lot of yarns. So I kind of pick here and there patterns, and just hook it along the way.
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That will probably be the last yoga mat bag I'm going to crochet because I don't really see what's the use of yoga mat bags. =) But if you're going to pay me to make one or at least buy the yarns, I would be happy to do so!

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