Posting was light last week because I had a short Disney vacation this past weekend and I didn’t post yesterday because daylight savings is a bear and I was falling asleep ridiculously early, which I’m mad about because yesterday was Pi Day and I had a ton of Pi Appliques ready for distribution, but I didn’t get around to it, much like this blog post.
Surprising no one I didn’t actually finish either of the gifts I was working on this Holiday season. The French Market Bag I’ve been working on for my sister I don’t feel that badly about because I’d explained that the handles I’d originally planned to use wouldn’t be suitable and I wanted something with a big more heft for when she’d loaded it down with produce.
It’s coming along well, the crochet body is nearly complete and I’ll definitely be able to finish it because guess what I got for Christmas?!
I’ll be sewing up some straps that work down the body with this and I’m really looking forward to it. I need to get a case so I can take it around easily without fear of knocking parts off, mostly because I’d like to be able to take it to the MakerSpace at the main library to get a crash course in sewing.
I was also working on a Mew using Wolf Dreamer’s Pattern. It’s nice and easy to follow and it’s been working up pretty quickly with the Red Heart Super Saver I had laying around.
My nephew really appreciates the toys I crochet him and he’s been super into Pokémon. When asked what Pokémon he’d want to travel with like Ash travels with Pikachu and he said Mew so Mew it is! I’d originally brought the WIPs to my parents to work on them while I was there for the Holiday, but in the past I’ve worked hard to finish presents, but at the expense of actually socializing with the people there (I spent and entire Birthday Party like that one year). I wanted to make sure I actually spent time with the people I had come home to see, so I put aside the projects and while I didn’t finish anything I had a good time with loved ones which I think is worth prioritizing.
That said I have every intention of actually finishing the Mew out before the end of the year. I also need to update my list of Projects owed to people, because it’s terribly out of date so expect that around the New Year as well.