Have you completed any crochet projects for this New Year

@venshida (4837)
United States
January 18, 2010 3:39pm CST
I have being very busy. I have crocheted 8 hats and two pairs of fingerless gloves. I love to crochet, but normally I crochet one probably two items in one month. I am currently finishing up a hat that should be completed by tomorrow. I am probably going to start a baby blanket next. I was curious anyone have any crochet completed projects already this year.
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@katsalot1 (1619)
18 Jan 10
I haven't even started any crocheting this year. I think I overdid it last year because I crocheted an Afghan square blanket for my daughter and her boyfriend for Christmas. It was only a small blanket, but I didn't have much time to get it finished. I am going to start on a crocheted rug soon though.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Jan 10
I would love to crochet a bathroom rug. I think once I am finish with my hat goals I might attempt to make one.
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@katsalot1 (1619)
19 Jan 10
I have made several in the past out of old cut up T-shirts. They are brilliant because they are washable, they cost nothing to make, and it's all recycled. It does take a long time to cut the shirts into strips though!
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I can't get my hubbie to part with his worn out t-shirts to make one, I keep slipping them from the laundry as I can. I made a rug from old terry cloth tablecloths, it's too heavy but I liked it. I'm working on a rug made with plastic bags, it too is a lot of work cutting them into strips but I enjoy it.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
18 Jan 10
No not yet, as I an trying to decide what I want to make next, then of course there is the project of picking all the colors and pattern that I will use.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Jan 10
Picking colors can be a chore in itself, I was able to make so many items because I had a lot of yarn in my stash. I find also losing my dad and trying to cope with the loss crocheting was a life saver.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Keeping busy can be a good thing. My brother passed away in December, and he was like my best friend, and i had to try and take my mind off of it anyway I could.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Sorry about your brother, my dad passed away on January 3, and that is one of the main reason why I crochet so many projects. I find crocheting helps me deal with stress.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
20 Jan 10
Wow! I thought I was a crochet fanatic--well done venshida! So far I've finished a rug, in wiggle crochet, and I'm presently working on another rug using plastic bags. I have some baby stuff on the "to do" list, plus some slippers, if I can find a pattern I like, another wiggle crochet rug and some tote bags from plastic bags. I'm hooked on the wiggle crochet rugs, they're great and comfy to stand on. Lately I've been on the computer a lot more than usual, I've had to reformatt twice and now I have to re-install everything. UGH! Crochet is my passion, I can't stop.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Yea, I know what you mean about being crochet fanatic. I have crocheted two hats since I start this thread. I am planning on starting a baby blanket this week for charity.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
24 Jan 10
I think you are more fanatic than me. I'm still working on the plastic bag rug, but I have been working on the computer a lot. I've had at least 7 Trojans this evening. I think I'm being targeted. I had to do a system restore, next I'll be reformatting, again. Anyhow, I'm nearly done with the rug, I'm only going as far as the cut plastic will take me. I'm itching to start some slippers, I enjoy making them. I just wish I could find a pattern I like, most of what I've seen aren't to my taste. I've made some from my own pattern, a make it up as you go deal. Uh, gotta go, the parakeet wants to play, I'm trying to get her to bond with me so I can't pass up this chance. Happy stitching!
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I am still working on a granny square afghan I started sometime ago. I usually a lot better at finishing my crocheting and knitting projects but got a bit lazy lol. So I am stop doing that and just hop to it. I also plan to crochet a few amigurumi animals too. A co-worker of mine email me some really cute patterns that I want to try.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Jan 10
I find I lose motivation when I am crocheting a large item like an afghan. It is possible you are not motivated due to the size of the project.
• United States
20 Jan 10
This might be the case. When it comes to small and medium projects I am usually working on it. This is my first time trying to make an afghan. I also think during the week it is hard for me to get the energy to work on it since after working all day and then coming home to cook dinner, I am spent lol. But I am going motivate myself to keep on crocheting it. I need something to de-stress.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
30 Jan 10
i am currently making crochet bags out of cotton wool for next christmas for a number of people so i am working on that, plus, i am teaching myself how to knit too. i also want to make a bag out of rafia and maybe a hat.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I remember back in the day using rafia to make hand bags they were so cute.
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
19 Jan 10
My goal this year is to finish all the half done projects! Currently I am working on a baby afghan for the child who will arrive in may. It would be helpful of my friends here would remind me and keep me on track. I tend to start more than I ever finish. Does anyone else do this?
@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Jan 10
I know what you mean about UFO's. I have two baby dresses that I need to finish plus a green hat that needs to be finish.
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Mar 10
Hi Venshida, First let me thank you for using the photo i posted here --that crochet skirt. i made it friend. i am happy that you picked it as your photo here in your discussion. Well, i did a lot of crochet blouses and were US and Qatar. There were blouses, sun dresses and sleeveless. it's a productive hobby for me! You are focus on baby stuffs. that's cute!
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
22 Feb 10
venshida, I'm still learning how to crochet! I haven't crocheted anything this year, but had last year. I'm planning on crocheting up some granny squares and making a blanket out of them sometime though. http://debscrafts55.blogspot.com/2007/12/never-ending-blanket-square.html That's the granny square I'm going to crochet.