Pretty as a "P"
<<Insert the usual disclaimer about being a lazy blogger, catching up with reading, not much knitting, crocheting, yada, yada, yada...>>
Presenting my first Pomatomus sock.
I love how it turned out, and how it fits.
The lace rib has a nice texture too, and the STR Yarn works up pretty. The pattern charts did look a bit scary at first glance, and I fumbled slightly with the rows that require a yarn over at the end of the row. Even so, the pattern is well-written, easy to follow, has a nice flow to it, and very clever. I could knit it while talking or watching television--well most of the time.
Great job Cookie! This sock is pretty as a "P."
Now for the difficult part, starting a second sock. Stay turned...
One Skein FO
Here's one of the first projects that caught my eye--a simple cotton crocheted bathmat.
And here's my version.
It's a very quick crochet. I whipped it up in a few hours. It works well too. Patrick grabbed it to use just as I finished weaving in the ends.
You might ask, as I did, "How in the world is this possible with just one skein?" Well, the skein in question is a CONE of Peaches & Creme, not a little ball, but I have tons of this yarn. Since the yarn is doubled, I combined a variegated pink, blue, yellow, green, and white with yellow, and it turned out fine. I'll have to make more for gifts.
With This Ring...
In my last post, I mentioned that I used to crochet afghans all the time. I haven't in a while. In fact, here's my last one.
Hopefully, here's my next one...
It's the Double Wedding Ring afghan that can be found in several places. This one is from Vanna's Favorite Gift Afghans as well as the Leisure Arts leaflet Romancing the Afghan. I think it will make a wonderful gift for my brother, who is getting married in late July. BTW, I'm a bridesmaid--how cool is that!?!
I've already brought the yarn. The main color is creme, and the rings will be different shades of blue since my SIL to be likes blue. I've already crocheted about a dozen squares.
I have enough time to pull this off as much as I dislike putting motifs together, and I'll admit, I want to make something impressive.
So begins the Ring Cycle.
I'm The Crafty Conversationalist
Even though I've been blogging, and loving it for over two years now, I haven't "met" many bloggers from South Carolina (Donna, Beverly, and Theresa) and only one from Charleston (Enjay). Actually, there is another Charleston knitter blog that I came across, but cannot remember it. If this is you, please let me know.
Today, the VCB got a very nice write up (see #11) in which I'm described as a "crafty conversationalist."
It makes me think of some possible super hero taglines...
Dropping crafty phrases like they're hot
There's no need to fear, the Crafty Conversationalist is here!!!
Have some tea with Crafty "V"
Saving the world from boring banter...The Crafty Conversationalist!
She's the Crafty Conversationalist... and she just my type...
Think I better stop now.