Thursday, December 6, 2012

A tisket, a tasket a little crocheted basket

I found a crocheted basket pattern and couldn't wait to see how it would turn out. I used a different yarn because it was all I had on hand but it turned out so cute!

The whole basket!

Looking down inside the basket.
There are so many possibilities. So many different colors, you could weave ribbon around the sides, or you could even decorate with fun fur.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Smart Phone, Phone Smart

I am officially a member of society! I finally moved into the smart phone era. My husband has been living with a Smart Phone for the past 2 years. I didn't upgrade mine at the time because I thought it just too expensive. Fast forward to 2 years later and it was time to renew our plan. I couldn't resist it anymore. So we both got our upgraded T-Mobile My Touch 4Gs. It was love at first site!!!

I used to wonder why in the world everywhere you look people are staring down into their phones. No one talks to each other, no one looks at each other. Just eyes straight down staring into a mobile device. Ahhh, now I get it. Even though I'm late to the table in this conversation it's absolutely amazing what this phone can do. I downloaded Anna Karennina last night, I'm able to see my Facebook page all day long, I'm learning how to store images on my phone. I can see what Donald Trump has to say in a moment of insanity again on my Twitter account and last night I started playing Words with Friends. The world is my oyster 24/7. You've all known it and now, so do I!!!

So what does that mean? It means that I am even more connected to other crocheters. I can post my latest project faster. There are a million patterns at my beckon call. so happy.

Here's my problem, I have so many projects that I've collected that I don't know where to start. I have been away from crochet for the past 7 months. It's a good thing though. I got a job finally and have been totally absorbed in it. Plus I've been working on some freelance lately that I've really been enjoying. But something was missing....

I needed to pick up a hook!! I needed to get busy working on a project. I missed the feel of the yarn, the colors, seeing a project come into it's own. So I've started again. I've started small. Really small. I'm not kidding. Smart and small.

Here is my caddy for my new Smart phone!!! I know I can buy a bumper and all that other stuff but I'm a crocheter people!! It fits perfectly and I don't have to worry about scratching it when I throw it in my purse!

Now I just have to move up to an iPad and then let's see what I create!!!

Oh here's another project I did recently fooling around with a circular pattern.

This is a little bowl I created with a thick yarn. I'm inspired by the basket I want to do in a previous post.

A bowl to put stuff in. Just stuff...

I hope you all have projects on your hooks right now. I can rightly say I do too again!!

We're off to spend the day at EPCOT. Whoopie Goldberg is narrating the Candlelight Processional at the American Pavilion tonight.