Needlework – Pass or Fail

Younger years
Turn back time
Adult evening classes
Knitting designs

Colorful yarns select
Needle sizes check
Question pattern imperfect
Good thought laughable recollect

Comfy chair warm house relax
Drop stitch lose stitch count 
Feeling forsaken lack knack knit face
Quit prior needless aggravation mount

Replacement idea frozen imagination
Craft store display fate sewing aisle
Self-teach crochet pattern view new inspiration
Store knitting needles crochet hooks purchase advise 
Learn to knit not good idea own admission
Discovery capable still interlace yarn loops
Follow up effort knowledge crochet activity obtain 
Blissful 'Craft Away' thanks to good intention hopes.

© 2017 June Quintin




UFOs – Unfinished Objects

No unidentified flying objects reside here rather several unfinished objects – crochet projects.

For fun I changed the acronym from WIPs (works in progress) one I normally use when making reference to incomplete projects to UFOs (unfinished objects) for a little muse.

Current count of unfinished crocheted afghans in different stages is 1, 2 and 3.

A quick peek and some measuring behind me, I’m faced now with the process of selection; which of the three unfinished objects captures today’s desire for creativity.

Different stitches and counts of rows comprise the determined dimensions of each of the throws.

Will I choose to work on the easiest ‘Crafty Flamingo’ six inches shy of the finishing line or tackle the intermediate wrap that lags far behind. Decisions. Decisions.

I think I shall put aside ‘The Temperature Throw’ with its colorful pattern lineup based on daily temperatures and no real pattern to follow as I continue to use up many near empty skeins of yarn.

The ‘Peppermint Wrapper’, a Yuletide throw pattern, had a suggested stripe sequence of main color white and contrast color red which resembles peppermint candies.

I chose my own color theme replacing the suggested white rows with lacy hot pink rows made up of double crochets and V-stitches alternating with bands of white V-stitches rather than red ones.

Yes, I’ve seen peppermint candies in that color combination. And now my stomach is signaling me it’s time for some lunch. Thinking process at a halt and chosen winner is  ‘Peppermint Wrapper’.

Rain in the forecast for the remainder of the day makes for a perfect afternoon to increase rows in the winning UFO.