Saturday, April 28, 2007


Despite the fact that I seemed to have dropped off the blogging landscape, I have actually been crocheting. See!

I have to confess, though, that not a single one of them is complete! Every time I got close to being done with one, something else would catch my eye. So here goes...

This sweater did not turn out at all as I had hoped. There is so much blank space and even after I added the sleeve it just seems to lack grace. I think it is too boxy and not cute enough for a baby. Yup, you guessed it. This one is headed for the frog pond. I think it has sat long enough now that I can bear to rip it out...

It's saving grace is that I love the way the hearts came out. This fillet crochet motif will have to find its way into something else!

What will become of the yarn? Well, it is destined to become the border for this:

It is a car seat blanket (see the hole for the strap?) that is to replace the heart sweater. I picked up the coordinating variegated yarn. This is based on the pattern found here. I thought this was a great idea given how many blankets I've seen land in puddles or on the floor when baby was being carried! I've changed the gauge, eliminated the color changes, and switched from single crochet to half double crochet. It now has better drape and I won't have to weave in a bunch of ends! Let's here it for mathematics that allowed me to figure out the rows and placement of the hole. =-D (O.K. so the teacher in me just had to throw in her two cents...)

Then there are these that are ALMOST done. It is really shameful that I have not finished them.

The baby sweater just needs a sleeve and tie. That's all. Shouldn't take more than an hour or two. The other one is the ISE scarf that just needs a border. Why the delay? Waffling on if I should start the border or do another repeat and fear of running out of yarn. I'm just going to go for it and do the border.

And this:


That's it. I'm out of confessions. Off to AC Moore to get another skein of yarn to finish the car seat blanket. I hereby promise not to start another project unless at least some of this stuff is done!


NH Knitting Mama said...

You've got some nice stuff on the needle! Boy, the post will be long when these are all FO's!

Gina House said...

My ovaries are quivering!

I love all the baby stuff....I wish I'd known you when I was pregnant with Ben...think of all the adorable crocheted stuff he might have had!

I love all the cutie-tootie-bootie items : )

YarnThing said...

Oh, it is so exciting to me to see that you got the car seat blanket idea from Jill ( She is a very close friend of mine! She and I have done a few podcast episodes together.

Love the colors you chose. Can't wait to see the finished project!


yarnophiliac said...

Too bad you are going to frog he blue heart sweater! I think it is great -- and esp. since it was destined for a boy, I thought the hearts were embellishment enough. Sure you don't want to save it? Love the little pale green number and the car seat blanket too!