Ok, so I've figured out that I'm obsessed with crocheting in the round. When I taught myself to crochet, I really enjoyed learning the different stitches. However, I sort of became bored with crocheting little rectangles of useless nothings. Because, let's face it, I'd get restless, put that piece down and then start a new, fresh little rectangle. It was my way of testing out the different techniques and stitches that are listed in a crochet book I use (by the way, this book is fabulous. It's here.). So now I have about twenty-something different little rectangles that really aren't useable. I suppose I could stitch them together to make a blanket, or I guess I could use them as potholders or coasters...but you get my point.
But now...oh. I discovered how to crochet a circle, and let me tell you - what fun it is! I posted earlier about crocheting a flower, and it's the same sense of satisfaction. It holds my attention just long enough, and before I know it, it's finished! And then all I have to do is make a slip stitch to finish it up, weave in the ends, and ta da! On to the next one. However, now I face the same problem that I already have with my wee rectangles. What am I going to do with lots of crocheted circles? So I figured I'd make a lot of dischclothes. I purchased some skeins of 100% cotton and went to work. And look how cute they are! Of course, I think they look great because I did them myself, but I'm sure most of you think, "Eh, a dishcloth. Nothing new."
So...drum roll...I've opened up a new shop on Etsy to sell my crocheted things. I've already got my jewelry shop, so I figured I needed to separate them out. So check out the new shop here!. I plan on having dishcloths, scarves, purses, and crocheted jewelry in this shop. Of course, that is if I clear my house of these tiny rectangles to make room for new inventory. Do any of you crocheters have this same problem? Not only do I have tons of these practice crocheted squares and rectangles, but also the loads of yarn I've somehow accumulated. How does this happen? Please tell me I'm not alone!