Friday, I finally got a phone that does more than just make calls... oh, so much more! I didn't order any of the cases available so I pulled out some cotton and a crochet hook and went to work...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm liking this whole crochet thing. It's fun learning new skills and I'm having a blast looking for new patterns to try. I found a great pattern for a flower bath puff and added a knitted leaf (Ravelry link), knit in the round so there's no wrong side. The yarn is Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton in Violet Stripes - nice long color changes. Here's my first attempt at following a crochet pattern:
And the finished product:
Quick, fun and easy. Now... on to the next project! =)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Finished my first crochet item! Here's the result of 5 skeins of Lion Suede - 3 in eggplant and 2 in vineyard.
I worked the majority in double crochet, changing colors as each skein ran out and finished with a row of single crochet on the edges. Finished size is 50" x 17", total cost = well under $10. heh This was a nice, easy first crochet project - great for practicing but simple enough for my brain to check out after a long day of work. =) I'd originally thought I'd use this yarn for a blanket, but this was all I had. I do have more of some other colors that will go nicely together so a cozy blanket may yet be in my future...
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
I want to learn to crochet this year, so I'm teaching myself via books and YouTube videos. =) I have 5 skeins of Lion Suede I'd bought with a blanket in mind. This is the result of one skein.heh So... looking more like a wrap is in order here. haha I'm working this in double crochet and started with a chain about 5' long. Worked up fairly quickly on the first leg of my flight back to Oregon Sunday. Unfortunately, the purple ran out just 4 stitches shy of the end and I didn't have another skein of purple in my carryon so I had to put it away and read the rest of the way. Not sure this yarn was a good choice to learn on though. It's fuzzy nature makes it difficult to see the stitches. Of course, it also makes it nearly impossible to see mistakes either... =)