Today, I finally allowed myself to something non-school related, since, this week, I finished my English abstract, History notes for the final, History Honors paper, and a few extra things. The only thing I need to do for the rest of the semester is study Algebra (not a big deal) and finish my English Honors paper (1 page left. Easy.).
Needless to say, I was going to be CREATIVE! First thing I did was finish an itty bitty, crochet doily.
Beautiful yellow thread that I got a while back but didn't allow myself to use until there were no more educational obligations. The pattern is, of course, from 99 Little Doilies, my favorite. I've been using a smaller hook than usual. After completing the pattern (I don't actually choose the pattern specifically, I just look for one with very few rows and surprise myself.), I realized that I had done the pattern before in red with a bigger hook and same size thread. Here's the size comparison. Ridiculous, right?! They both actually look fine, but I like the tight look that the small hook gives.
Then I worked on this little beauty. Another new thread. After beginning the pattern, which was again a surprise, I remembered that I don't like it very much because of all the open space on the outer rows. So I made up my own pattern for the last two rows, drawing on ideas from the yellow doily above. Turned out pretty cute.
After all that crocheting, I decided I was ready to tat for the first time in a while. Not only did I want to tat, but I wanted to design. Ceremoniously, I prepared the area.
Supplies: Thread, shuttles, findings, beads, buttons, notebook, a page of ideas that I so thankfully wrote out forever ago.
I'm working on something else tatted that is VERY cool. The first part is complete. Now i just need to perfect it. Will post this week.