Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Special Orders Don't Upset Me

Do you remember that advertising song that went...

"hold the pickles 
hold the lettuce 
special orders 
don't upset us..."

I could clearly remember the song but wasn't sure who's commercial it was.  It used to be that when you were trying to remember something like that, you had to ask around until someone else remembered.  Often you were just left frustrated.  It's not so anymore.  If you want to know something, just Google it (or Yahoo hit, Bing hit, whatever...).  I typed in those words and this is what I found.  It is so nice that I didn't have to be frustrated wondering, "Was that McDonald's, Hardee's or Burger King's commercial?"

Anyway, I think that song was going through my head because I've been working on some special orders a lot lately.  Sometimes people ask me or Maria to make something special for them.  I love it!  I especially like it when I'm told to do it however I'd like.  Recently my friend, Kim, asked for a girl's baby blanket.  After several false starts I finally realized I really wanted to do some old-fashioned granny squares with some updated colors.  I took a quick photo before delivering it to her.  I made it like a prayer shawl, that is I prayed for the baby who would be using it as I crocheted.  Well, that is not to say that I was praying the WHOLE time I crocheted.  As a matter of fact, I watched several episodes of LOST on Netflix as well.

Apparently Kim knows lots of people having babies.  Now I am working on a blue baby blanket for her.  I chose Tunisian Crochet for that one.  Have any of you ever done that?  It is sort of a cross between crocheting and knitting I'd say.  I'm not sure if I'm supposed to call the tool a hook or a needle.  It has a hook on one end but a stopper like a knitting needle on the other end.  I also have one that has kind of like a soft tail for the back end but I'm not sure where I put it.  Maybe I will do a Tunisian Crochet Tutorial someday...because I'm so good at tutorials

Anyway, all I know is I feel kind of cool when I am doing that kind of crochet.  It's kind of a smallish sized hook/needle so this one is taking me some time.  I like the way the stitches look, don't you?

I'm so lucky to have Bode to supervise me.

Actually, he is just watching, hoping I will forget and leave it unattended so that he can chew it up.  I won't!

Simultaneously I've been working on a special order poncho as well. 

 I kind of like having more than one project going at once.  I am never bored!

Do you do things that way... multiple projects at once?


affectioknit said...

I'd say I pretty much always have more than one project on the needles...

Your blankets are beautiful!

Have a lovely day!

Anne Marie said...

I really like Tunisian crochet too...but I will pretend that I don't know how to do it, if you will do the tutorial. I love, love, LOVE your tutorials! :o)

Petra said...

You do beautiful work, which really inspires me. I'm off to get me one of those Tunisian hooks. :-)

Maria Rose said...

Beautiful and I LOVE granny squares (maybe in colors to match my house.....or for the girls room---hint hint)!

Niqui said...

I used that same blue yarn to make little Zac's blanket ;)
I must say that I'm a one project at a time kinda gal.

Lotsa love xx

AKM said...

Looks a lot like my poncho, which I'm wearing right now! I'm glad to see that you do special orders, because I'll want to order another poncho later. I kind of want a peacock theme...blues, greens, purples, gray/silver. :-)

Susan Struck said...

AKM, it is the same yarn as your poncho, just a bit different stitching. The one who ordered said she waited too long to order the one you have so she was excited to know I had just enough yarn left to do another poncho. I love that yarn but I got it when we were out of state and I think it was a closeout.

Peacock? That sounds really pretty. Let me know!

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