Yarn Works – Current Projects – What am I working on?

It’s a question I’ve been fielding a lot lately. “What else are you working on?” I actually hear it all the time. Because while people love to see photos, they can’t necessarily buy them or afford them at that time. But when it comes to jewelry and/or crochet… there’s usually something they can afford.

At this exact moment (aside from editing sessions) I am working on a few crochet projects. I do have to get some finished projects photographed and posted so anyone who would like to can purchase them. But right this minute I’m working on a shawl.  My “Right Now” project currently looks like this:

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I know, I know… what the heck is that? You ask. That is pieces… that will eventually be put together to form what’s in my head. I hope it comes out the way I am envisioning it… otherwise I’ll just have a lot of scrap yarn. 😀 What is it supposed to eventually look like? Well…

Like a lot of people out there I am addicted to Pinterest. I love clicking through there and finding new ideas. While a lot of the time I can find a specific pattern for a crochet project, sometimes I’m just out of luck. I crochet. I know some people who can both crochet and knit, but I am unfortunately not one of them. I’ll admit this flaw… I just can’t get my brain wrapped around knitting. It’s pretty and there are some gorgeous patterns that I seriously wish I could do. But no matter how hard I try, I just can’t get my hands to work the right way when it comes to knitting. So, I tend to save those pins for inspiration. Below are two inspiration pins of mine… the first one (the scarf) is actually a crochet pin. While I might one day make a scarf like this, I really was interested in the weaving part of it.

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The second pin is what caught my interest.

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I love the look of this, but as previously stated… I can’t knit to save my life and this is a knitting technique known as “entrelac”. While gorgeous, the closest I can find to it in crochet is the Tunisian Crochet version of it that I just don’t like as much. It just doesn’t have the same feel to it. Soooo… I am making my own version… or sort of version floating in my head. It won’t be exactly like this either, and that’s fine with me. I’ll post the finished product so you can judge for yourself if I hit the mark of “gorgeous” or “purty” or not… 😉

My guilty pleasure? I LOVE WEDDINGS!!!!

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I love weddings! No, really, I’m serious as a heart attack! I tell my darling hubby all the time that I want to renew our vows every year… because I love weddings. I guess it’s a good thing I’m doing photography of weddings so I can slake that thirst for all the big and little and tiny wedding details without having to spend all the money and energy on doing it again for myself.

Usually, I have a camera on hand… the above photo is from my own little sister’s destination wedding! I couldn’t help myself! The only reason I don’t have pictures of the ceremony of my other married sister? I was in the bridal party… somehow my big ole camera just doesn’t seem to go with a bridesmaid dress. No matter how much I accessorize it!

More often than not, I have to stop myself from getting involved beyond what I’ve been asked to do… I really love helping with flowers… favors… decorations… I especially love when I’m contacted by a bride to make her wedding jewelry for her… so if I’m not behind the camera, I’m usually helping in some other way. I love to see the look on the bride’s face when she sees all the little things just come together (okay and the groom too, but let’s face it, they’re not always as detail oriented as the brides… sometimes, but not always…). I love the joy when they dance for the first time as husband and wife. I love the laughter as they run from the venue to leave for their new life together. I love everything about them! I’d totally be a wedding crasher if I had the time!

So here’s my guiltiest little secret of all… ready? Okay… here goes… :::whispering::: I love weddings so much I’ve been known to haunt wedding boards on Pinterest, and wedding planning blogs. Luckily, I can get away with it more now, because I do, in fact, use the excuse of research for photo ops and ideas… But honestly? I did this long before I ever started doing photos at weddings… and I’m sure I’ll do it long after I stop taking photos (if I ever do!). So, now you know one of my guilty pleasures… what’s one of yours?