Saturday, March 17, 2007

Snow

Ah, New England. You know that old cliche that goes "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."? Well, I think Mother Nature is having a good old laugh at us just when we thought spring was here. Snow and sleet and rain, oh my! Many inches of the stuff. It is late afternoon and I am preparing to slog my way through the mess to find my car. (Hopefully, it won't take too much digging to get out of my parking space...)

At least the snow has put me in the mood for ISE4. Yes, I have joined up with the International Scarf Exchange again. If I get my wish there will be some knit lace in my hands just in time for summer to begin. (LOL) I have so many ideas and am trying to be patient while waiting to find out who will be the recipient of some crocheted goodness from my hooks. The match up was delayed. Hope it is soon!

On the crochet front:

I finished my first pet snuggle from the avocado yarn from hell. It was free so I AM GOING TO USE IT even if the color is, shall we say, unappetizing?

I got two new books. I've been swatching from 101 Stitches for Afghans. The images are beautiful. The swatching has revealed that the images are greatly reduced. What looks finely wrought and beautiful is much bigger, bulkier, and has more space between the stitches when worked up. Now that I know what to expect I can see better how to use these wonderful stitch patterns. Finer yarn and smaller hooks have yielded the look I was going for. Now the only question is what to make!

The second book, so far, has been about dreaming. Since making the teddy baby blanket in fillet crochet, I have been hooked. (Pardon the pun). Jan Eaton's A Creative Guide to Crochet is just amazing. I love, love, love the lace patterns and am working up the courage to give some of them a try. I can see two things in my future: thread work and tapestry crochet.

Oh, the ever expanding horizons of adventures in crochet. Happy stitching!

2 comments:

Amanda1 said...

Glad to see you back in blogland. Did you fix your connection?

Missed you Wed. night.

http://www.nhknittingmama.blogspot.com/

yarnophiliac said...

Isn't it great to keep trying new things? i am a technique junkie -- must conquer it all! That's what I love about these arts -- it never has to get stale. How to see you Wed.!