Thursday, January 28, 2010
12 days without Internet--the horror!!!
(first of all, I would like to apologize for the crappy lighting of the pictures--I plan on painting my craft room white after the SuperBowl party--I hate the yellow.)
So what is a girl to do when there is no internet? Crochet, of course.
The first week of January, I taught myself to crochet via YouTube...the second week of January, I unraveled both scarves I had made...the third week (sans internet), I planned to recreate my scarves. Well I forgot how to crochet...can you believe that? I learned then a week later I totally forgot how to start! I was frustrated. It would have been fine, if I had INTERNET access--you know, to relearn via YouTube...but no, AT&T decided to screw up my connection with the outside world.
After the 4th day without connection, I had the brilliant idea to use my husband's iPhone (which most of the time I despise, but on this occasion, I was thrilled to use it :p) and pull up the YouTube 'how to crochet a scarf' video. Now, whenever he gets the urge to learn, it is in his favorites--ha ha ha. So, for the second time in 20 days, I learned to crochet.
Days 5 through 7 without the world wide web at my fingertips
Since work gets in my way (oh, don't get me wrong, I am glad to have a job and like my job, but who wouldn't want to craft all day long!), I spent Wednesday through Friday night (up too late) creating this:
Now I did my market research (2 people) and the majority (100%--ha ha ha) stated that being able to remove the flowers would be ideal for them. So the top flower is actually a barrette (so the buyer could wear it in their hair whenever they choose) and the 2 bottom flowers are pins. They could also be arranged as so:
Day 8 disconnected
On Saturday, we watched movies all day long since there was no football on top of the fact that we didn't have the internet and I made this:
Not sure if you can tell, but this one has fringe on the bottom. For some reason, the kids and the husband like this one the best.
Day 9 sans google
On Sunday, there was football and I had no where to be, so I used the entire day to make this:
Same concept of the cream scarf, but this one has fringe.
Day 10 not being able to surf the net
On Monday, I decided to make this beanie to donate to a hospital for a preemie:
It was tiny...very tiny. I think too tiny (yes, I know preemies are tiny), but the hat was not what I had pictured. The next day at work (during lunch!), I googled places I could donate hats to...there wasn't anything local, so I came home and unraveled the hat.
Day 11 feeling totally lost
On Tuesday, I decided to make some coffee cozies...here is what I got:
Well the yarn I used was a bit too thick and it wasn't too cozie on the cup--ha ha ha--so it, too, got unraveled.
Day 12 and fortunately the last day
I decided to try to make the baby hat for a normal sized newborn. There is a lot of counting involved making a hat...as opposed to the scarf. So I did the majority of the hat...then at about 9 pm, we Finally had internet!! woo hoo...so the remaining part of the hat had to wait. On Wednesday, I finished the product:
It still isn't what the pattern shows, but it is close. I am not even sure if it will fit on a baby's head (ha ha ha). I am going to send it to my niece that just had a baby a couple of weeks ago. She can be my model.
So nearly 2 weeks later, we have internet and I have some inventory to sell--woo hoo!!