I don’t think anyone enjoys the process of moving. The only thing I like is that it means we are no longer living in that apartment! (And I can get back to pattern making; new pattern details at the end of this post!)
We were very thankful to have a warm place to live these last 5 months but I really did not enjoy that place.
I like people who are real and honest without being overly dramatic. So, that is about all I want to say about that tiny apartment, with a terrible kitchen, loud and scary upstairs neighbors, moody and rude administration, with a cockroaches and bed bugs scare (thankfully, we found neither in our apartment).
We are now renting my brother-in-law’s house! They built a new one and we are happy to be in their old place.
My kids are amazing, as always, and they are handling the chaos well. Plus, they really like the ability to get some space away from each other. Three floors to explore compared to the tiny basement suite!
I have definitely missed my yarn and hooks. I went at least 4 days without touching my crafts! The other night I grabbed my tunisian hooks and some cotton yarn and started making a washcloth. A new house needs a new cloth set.
And a new house needs a new pattern! I present to you, Mesmur Avenue.
I drew this pattern up right before we moved and finished the pattern-writing in the new house.
I prefer Ravelry (thank you to those who have asked!) but I publish on Etsy too because I have a wide customer base and I want it to be accessible to everyone.
And, to answer another frequently asked question: my patterns include written instructions for both the interlocking and overlay mosaic crochet techniques, plus a chart that can be used for both techniques. The charts do not have x’s to denote the dropped stitches for the mosaic, but ai do have a tutorial on YouTube that explains how to read my charts.
These tutorials, and more, are available on YouTube:
- Interlocking crochet tutorial
- Reading the chart for interlocking crochet
- Overlay mosaic crochet tutorial
- Reading the chart for mosaic crochet
Thank you for allowing me to share my art with you all!