My kids go to the library on Wednesdays to play chess. Dr. Destructo is a 6 year old chess professional in training, and Kiddo takes all the credit for teaching him. It’s quiet, and they love it. I’ve been doing a lot of my designing at the library table in the magazine section while waiting for them. It’s been pretty great. Last week Knotty Knucklehead received some much needed legs. You’re going to make part of them today. I can tell already that the feet are going to jam me up (and probably make me curse out loud quietly to myself), so enjoy this cheerful, frustration free version of the crochet-a-long this week. It will definitely may change when I get to the feet.
Alright. The original idea I had for Knotty Knucklehead has gone out the window. I must have ripped out 20 rows/rounds of this thing. Then I scribbled out my notes, cursed for a bit, collected myself, and started to think. The good news is, I like where this is going even better than the original idea. The bad news is, I worked on this more than I had originally planned. Oh darn. I had to spend more time crocheting. Yeah. It was horrible. (Horrible is code for not horrible, but since you can’t hear sarcasm on the internet I’m trying to clear that up… and now I’ve typed the word horrible enough where it doesn’t even look like a real word anymore. Google assures me it is, and I’m spelling it right. Good.)
I am just loving this little project. It’s a great way to break up the other work I’m doing. The Knot By Gran’ma Crochet-As-I-Design-Along (or a crochet-a-long with a twist) has hit week three (Woot! Woot!). This week was a quick little week for Knotty Knucklehead, because I had so much work to do on my Great White Shark Hat crochet pattern. So far, this design is following what I have in mind for him/her.
It’s here! The Knot By Gran’ma Crochet-As-I-Design-Along (which is really just a crochet-a-long with a twist that allows me to continue to be a disorganized crochet designer) is officially starting. I have tried to make all of the crochet work as clear as possible. There are pictures of the parts that I thought might be difficult to understand in the wording to show you what I’m doing, and every little detail (well everything that I could think of) is written out in the pattern. The goal is to make these (and all of my) crochet patterns as easy as possible for you all to follow. The goal is to keep the crochet work awesome. That’s the new goal of all my future crochet. I’ll go into that more somewhere else though. Today is about the start of my Crochet-As-I-Design-Along.
Welcome to my crochet-a-long with a twist. I’ve been wanting to host one of my original designs in a crochet-a-long for a long time but haven’t had a clue about how to go about it. Well. There was an aha moment the other day as I was figuring out some other stuff (My week offline was VERY fruitful in helping me decide where I’m taking Knot By Gran’ma). It’s funny how things work out like that sometimes. What I have in mind will take care of my lack of organization and enable for really fun free crochet patterns in the long run.