Well, my Independent Learning Project has been going great! I have been working on two project in the last two or three weeks. I am loving this project to the fullest extent!
The two project that I have been working on include my dad’s ripple afghan and another bunny. On the ripple afghan, I have changed colors of yarn several times to begin making a pattern. I am super relaxed when I am working on this project. I can just let my mind wander. I also made another stuffed animal bunny this week. This one was smaller than the last one I made. I plan on getting some black yarn and making some eyes for them. I believe that these bunnies and maybe some other ones will be given as Christmas gifts to my little sisters and cousins. I have also considered donating some of these to hospitals for children.
Others projects that I have decided to make are bow ties for my brothers for their birthdays and Christmas. One is in his final, professional year before becoming a teacher, so he is professionally dressed all the time. My other brother is in high school and likes to dress nicely very often. Another thing that I think I will be making this year is a little stuffed animal elephant for one of my best friends. She loves elephants and has voiced her desire for me to make her a stuffed elephant. In the next several weeks I plan on making some baby hats as well and donating them to the neonatal intensive care units and the nursery at the community hospitals.
So far, I have loved this project. It is my stress reliever for the day. I tend to do more than the required amount of time each week simply because I love crocheting and have the time to continue. While looking at ideas on Pinterest, I found this article about how to make your yarn softer before crocheting with it rather than after you have made your project. It involves putting your skeins of yarn in a netted laundry bag and putting it in the washing machine and dryer. Your yarn will come out so soft! I think this is great! I hope to get a laundry bag so I can do this. It works so much better when the yarn is softer and more pliable.
Here are the pictures I took of my projects that I did this week. I hope you like them!