April 25, 2013

Motif-a-Day: Day 19 ~ Feel the Burn

Hey Everyone!

I can't believe it's taken me 19 days, but I'm really starting to feel the burn of designing and writing a pattern every day. I mean...it's every.day. It never fails that I start a very large undertaking of a project like this and then accumulate projects for publication! My life is a balancing act right now between keeping my head above the water in my crochet projects and making sure the house isn't falling apart at the seams (it kind of is right now...does someone want to come clean for me? Anyone? Even better, throw all of my stuff into the ominous garage sale box, I'll never miss it if someone else does it!  :) )

I'm not really sure where today's motif came from...the dark creatively misty corners of my brain perhaps? Maybe that's where the best designs will come from yet! Ha! I'm very happy with how this one turned out. It kind of reminds me of a flower - I'd love to make it up in several different colors!

I was really trying to keep the corners of the points rounded so that it didn't look too star like - I think I did pretty well!

This is a design I think would be very pretty made into a convertible shrug/wrap type design. If you haven't seen one before, the idea is making a long rectangle that is wide enough to wrap around your arms as loosely as you'd like, and then adding buttons the length of your arm on both sides. The first design I ever saw like that was by my mentor Robyn Chachula and was featured in a very old Crochet Today! magazine.

I still think it's such a cool concept, 6 years after publication! I was actually planning on using the Spark motif for that design quite a while ago, but I ended up not having enough yarn to finish it and I changed the course of the design a bit.

I can't wait til I have more than 24 hours in a day to get everything I want to get done, done! I could have so many designs... :)

Happy Crocheting!

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