I have been working on a big project. The Tree of Life Aghan in Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy. I found this pattern on Ravelry.com, that linked to Lion Brand’s website. There is a crochet pattern and a knit pattern. Here is the crochet pattern.
Now that you know what I have been working on let me tell you the story of the frog. As a crocheter, I often find myself needing to work with my hands constantly. I seem to always have a project in my hand or close by, to work on when I am doing other things (i.e. watching TV).
This past weekend, I was spending most of the time with my boyfriend. We were sitting around the house, doing much-a-nothin’. So, we decided to run to the new liquor store in town and get a few spirits. The goal was to relax and re-coop from a long hard week. That is exactly what we did. When we got home, I mixed us a few drinks and we began talking…..mostly about nothing but also about everything at the same time. LOL!
The hooker in me kicked in. I needed to make my hands busy! So I gathered my afghan in progress and started hooking away. Flapping my jaw, drinking, and hands flying. I actually got some “yarn burn”. That’s when you are crocheting so fast that the yarn tail wrapped on your non-hook hand is moving so fast that it burns your finger (kind of like rug burn). I had a blast and soon enough I was fast asleep.
The next morning, I awoke feeling relaxed and refreshed. I decided that I wanted to spend most of the day hooking away on my afghan. I grabbed it, sat it in my lap, and started to read the pattern to catch up on where I was. That’s when I noticed it. I have NO IDEA how I crocheted what I did. 12 rows of something that wasn’t even in the pattern. Somehow, I made a pillow in the middle of the afghan. I looked at my blanket…..I still can not, for the life of me, find out how I created rounds in an afghan. It’s like I created a pocket to stuff full of poly-fill for an amigirumi! It was beautiful, but not even in the pattern. I’m now guessing that liquor makes me a little TOO CREATIVE! LOL!
I frogged 12 rows of the afghan. In the middle of frogging, I realized that I had added a new skein of yarn in that mess. Somehow, I also managed to weave in the ends already. I spent, in total, 30 minutes playing with that frog. Too bad I didn’t get a prince out of it!
The Moral of this story:
You really shouldn’t drink and crochet! HAHAHAHAHA! CHEERS!
So my questions to you are:
- Do you drink and crochet?
- Have you ever had to frog that much?! LOL
Leave me your comments below on any other tips you may have? Also, if you have another topic you wish for me to investigate, leave me a comment sharing your ideas too!