So, last spring, I did some test-crocheting for my friend Mary Beth Temple. I was working on squares for a booklet she had written, to be published by Leisure Arts. Fast forward to about a month ago, and MBT blogged that her book was out. My (signed!) copy arrived while I was in Omaha.
Remember that? The group I joined to try to finish up some of my languishing WIPs? Yeah… since then, I started and finished three new projects (my green cowl, and the hats I made for my brother’s two friends). So, the WIP pile… has not really moved. But, that has changed!
I finally dug out […]
We have sleeveage! Ok, the start of sleeveage, anyway.
I’ve decreased from 72 to 58 stitches on the first sleeve, and I need to get to 30 before I start the ribbing. I finished up the hem at the bottom a couple of days ago, and I’m very happy with how it […]
So, my successful Ravelympics project was Doris Chan’s Chrysanthemum Tea Skirt, a variation she did on her Chrysanthemum Tea Shawl from the cover of Amazing Crochet Lace, and which I made a while back. I love that shawl, and when I saw the skirt variation, I knew I had to make it.
As you may […]
And some other random stuff.
So current status of the shawl is…
52 of 82 motifs complete. Progress has slowed a bit, obviously. I’m thinking I might take a break from it and start the skirt, just to break the monotony. Plus, carrying around 4 different colors of yarn and changing […]
I’m past halfway!
OK, not by much – that’s 45/82 motifs done, but I’m still on a good pace. By the way, that dark red flower-shaped motif up on the right corner is the upper right point, and the one with the blue marker is the bottom point. That should give you […]
Did you guys WATCH that 4×100 Freestyle Relay? What a race!
See, what you probably don’t know about me is that when I was a kid (erm… junior high-ish), I swam. I won’t say competetively, because I was never very good. I had pretty decent form, but I was just not very fast. I LOVED […]
So, as of midnight on Friday, I was here:
That’s 19 motifs completed out of 82, with ends all woven in.
As of a few minutes ago, I am here:
30 motifs complete, so about 35%. And you will notice, no dangly ends. I decided after weaving in all […]
After a nutritious breakfast (Quaker Oatmeal Bar and citron tea, in my JenniethePotter sheep mug)
I grabbed my hook and yarn, and the Santa Fe Shawl began!
As of 11:02 am, I had 7 motifs complete, out of 82 for the whole shawl.
I love the […]
I realize that this comes as not really any level of a shock to most of you (particularly those who have met me in person). So, I finally decided yesterday that I am going to do the Ravelympics, right? Well, now I’ve decided that I want to do TWO events. I’m doing the Santa Fe […]