I neglected my blog last week for two reasons:
1. I was receiving a visitor to my home at the end of the week.
2. I was crocheting like crazy.
Here is some of what I have to show for all the crocheting:
I made another set of flower coasters from my pattern. I have been picking up different colors of cotton yarn from ACMoore with my 50% off coupons. I hope to soon make an order of cones of cotton, but don’t have that in the budget right now.
I have been really busy with letter pillows, thanks to a blog reader who has also attended my ASL playgroup. She liked the one I posted on my blog that was for my youngest daughter, so suddenly I had four more to make.
This one was hard to work on putting together because of the navy yarn. I had to give up and put it together in real daylight. It also required me to learn a new stitch, sometimes known as the double foundation chain. The instructions with the pattern said something about the left-handed stitch, which made absolutely no sense to me. I finally found a step by step set of instructions online, which were for someone right handed. It took me quite a while to figure out and then it just clicked. Now I know something very useful.
This is one of those letters that you question whether you are putting it the right way up after you make it since it has one end bigger than the other.
Now, what do I have to show for all the other work I did around the house? Well, there are several spots that look immensely better to me, but my visitor probably had no clue that there was a difference. At least I was motivated to get some cleaning and organizing projects completed.
ASL Signs for the post:
To sign hair, grab some hair between your index finger and thumb and wiggle a bit.
For the letter H, point your index finger and middle finger to the opposite side of your body, with the rest of the fingers closed.
For the letter C, make a C with your hand.