I don’t have any real progress to report. None of my patterns have been released yet, although many of them are just patiently waiting to be. This is me just getting sidetracked instead of sitting down and JUST DOING IT. I think I should add “Just do the task” to my YOP goal, for my existence in general.
I digress. I finished up one project for my friend’s son (a massively huge scarf) and have been making progress on a huge crochet blanket and two neck accessories (a scarf and a shawl/scarf). All these things loosely fit into my YOP goals as 1) Patterns (12 releases), 2) Stash (100 balls), and/or 3) Projects (50 completed out of yarn).
As for my Cricut, which has entered into my YOP goals, I did mess about with it this morning to deboss (but us lay people might refer to as embossing). My success was mixed. I wanted to see if I could make tags for my projects (knit, crochet, and sewing). My logo is too “busy” to effectively deboss at the size needed for the tiny tag. I then used just text (MISC.). Which worked out better, but the contrast wasn’t there like it is with the ones I get from Etsy. I assume they are working with a GlowForge or some other Laser Engraver (based on the slightly burnt smell). I went back over the text depressions with an ultra fine sharpie. This is cute. I might get some foil and foil tips in the future. I saw some “washable paper” in the scrapbooking section of the craft store. I need to research it more. But it might work out for sewn in tags for totes and pouches. Or I can just support another maker and buy my supplies off Etsy.
I also made some stickers to add to the tabs of my planner. I think they are neater than the individual vinyl letters I hand placed. I didn’t waterproof them or seal them. If just printed and cut doesn’t work out, I’ll remake them and call it research. Additionally, I’m not 100% sold on the fonts and the white background. The cut files for the tab dividers are from someone… I never saved the link in my Pinterest and now I can’t find it. Doh!
Until next week! When I hope I can have more fiber related things to report.