Tuesday, May 09, 2006

What Every Knitter Needs

A giant crocheted doily! Okay, so it isn't really a doily, but that is what it looks like to me. I was getting a little bored with the Frost Flowers Shawl and due to the abundance of white fur in my apartment, and the white furs ability to be attracted anything dark, I don't work on the shop sample in my apartment. I picked up some Calmer from my stash, ordered 1 more skein on line, and started the Lacy Cocoon Shrug by Annie Modesit. I don't know what it was about the shrug that drew me, but I was captured. The Calmer was meant to be used for Tempting II, but I wasn't ready to start that project yet, so I will have to buy more Calmer. Quite a tragedy really, having an excuse to buy more of a yarn love so much. It is crocheted, and I have crocheted for awhile. I had forgotten how quickly crochet moves, and I am not a quick crocheter. It helps that most of this piece is simply chains, but I got this far in basically 1 day, while working on the brown sweater.

As far as my brown sweater goes, progress is being made. The frogged back is over 1/2 way done.

I guess that is all I am going to say for today. I hope that the weather is better for you then it is here in Boston (predicting rain every day until next week, blah!)


Blogger bitterknitter said...

Wow, you got really far on the crochet! I picked today as my first day to wear sandles for the season, next time I'll check the weather first.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

What?!? Rain all week? Gotta love this Boston weather.

Or not.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Cristina (CrissyPo) said...

Hey...cool. I love that pattern too. I tried swatching for it a few weeks ago just for fun, but I suck at keeping track of how many stitches I've made. It looks great!

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Lissy said...

the doily/shrug/whatnot (nods to Christine) looks lovely. My knitting teacher showed me a couple of crochet moves yesterday but I won't be able to test drive them until next week cuz i'm wicked busy till then. Maybe it won't rain in Vermont (where I"ll be this weekend). There was talk of a cookout from my hostess, so I'm feeling optimistic.

2:57 PM  

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