Saturday, February 21, 2009

Designing Fool?

Well I have been crocheting for about 12 years, and have been testing on and off for about a year or two.....and the other night I was doing 12" square for a wish in a group I am in.....I could not find another pattern I wanted to work, so thought, "hey, why not just make one up as I go" sounded easy!!! Really, the first one was pretty easy......only frogged a row or two a few times.........but I hate............HATE writing that out......time consuming and man are my fingers cramped up!! LOL Anyway I did this top one, and you can't really see too many of the details, I might try to do it again with a lighter color...I did my first one in Watercolor, then red.......and then the Raspberry, the only reason I worked with these colors, is because Carole wanted 12" in Watercolor and light purple, did the purple ones already, and the red and raspberry.........well frankly I was too lazy to walk into the bedroom and go through all those totes full of yarn to find one best to photograph. LOL ok so I got it done, 3 of them, and corrected the few errors I saw on the pattern, and will ask for testers soon.

So my design kick was in full force...........I wanted to make a smaller square, and had been wanting to design on with dragonflies for a long time. I was thinking of my boys and how I really want something that represents them to me in crochet........I love dragonflies, call them my dragonflies......So I wanted to make one.....but wanted it to be a bit different as my boys are unique.....to me anyway! LOL

So here is the 7" square.........it has two dragonflies one two sides and a shell stitch on the other two sides, reminds me of waves, so maybe a name change might be in order......Dragonfly Waves? umm not sure, but I had more of a challenge with this one..........man!!!!! I frogged the whole thing so many times.........drove me batty............I was determined and then frustrated when I had to stop.........had to take my mom to the dr, and Aiden and I dropped her off and had lunch, he was so darn cute the whole time, got back to the drs, and then AJ calls from the neighbors house.............he was home.........omg I felt horrible!!! I lost track of time, I was so use to my mom having late drs appts, that it just didn't seem that time! So we went to see if my mom was done and tell her I was going to get AJ, and she was pretty much done, just waiting on her prescriptions. So off we went to get AJ, and home again so I could drive myself crazy. LOL Finally got it done and printed out the pattern from my handwritten notes............SEVERAL of them.........LOL
Then redid the square in a light blue..........I am really proud of this square...........one because I made it with my boys in mind......this is dedicated to them..........two.....it did come out really pretty.......and I don't really say that too much about my work....I don't brag, but this just really meant a lot to me to design this. Found a few errors in pattern, but will correct them and rest a bit.


7 comments:

Christina said...

whizeWow, those squares are gorgeous! I love them both and can only imagine how long it must have taken to write everything out.

Great job...they're awesome!

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE the dragonflies! Beautiful job!

Jessica said...

Oh wow those are beautiful squares! Esp the dragonfly one!

Chars said...

Great job hon - they are both very pretty squares

xXcatalopeXx said...

OMG I LOVE THEM!!

Debbi-a1 said...

Love both these squares! You did Great on these. Keep desinging.

armymom451 said...

OMGosh your work is beautiful. If you need a tester count me in.
Carol