Sunday, January 28, 2007


At long last, I took a few pictures of works in progress and the first one, below, is the baby sweater I'm crocheting for my soon to be granddaughter. I'm crocheting it from the neck down with the wonderful, expert help (via DVD, of course) of Mary Rhodes. She has such a lovely way of conversing and slowly goes through each step needed to create this lovely sweater. I've never crocheted a sweater before so this is exciting for me.

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I am a visual learner so I could read this pattern till I was blue in the face and not 'get it', but when I see it done it's a completely different story. I'm using Rowan baby merino and although I'm not overly fond of the color (purchased it online), I want to use it because it's a great quality yarn.

Next, I'm working on an afghan using 1824 Cotton in lots of different colors which I purchased some time ago. I hope I have enough to complete this but if not, I'll be FORCED to purchase more yarn.

There is no rush for this item so I can take my good old time until the yarn runs it will either be a lap blanket or an afghan, whichever comes first so to speak.

I'd like to crochet a hat and booties to go with the sweater but I don't seem to have any EASY patterns for either one.....if anyone reading this has a pattern that is very easy could you comment and I'll email you, or vice versa? I thank you in advance.

Well, that's all for now but until I post again, be safe, be happy, and crochet as often as possible.

"An optimist expects his dreams to come true;
A pessimist expects his nightmares to."
Lawrence J. Peter

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The New Year, etc.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingA clean slate on which to write all my crochet hopes and goals. I really love the new year because it's all just waiting there for us with absolutely no wrong's ours for the taking and we can go where we want to with it, so here goes:
  1. I hope to crochet more things this year.
  2. I hope to use ONLY my ample stash yarn for all the above.
  3. I hope to learn the Tunisian crochet method and then try it our with a brand new pattern.
  4. I hope to figure out some of the patterns I've had repeated difficulty with.
  5. I hope to meet an experienced crocheter who might be willing to show me when I need help.
  6. I hope to crochet many new Christmas ornaments for each of my kids who've asked for a gift of them next Christmas.

So, there you have it, a modest list but a good deal of hopes on it. I would love to hear what my fellow crocheters are hoping for in 2007 and let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy and productive New Year! Please comment and share your thoughts with me.