Thursday, April 23, 2009

This One, That One, and That Over There

That's about how I feel right now. There are several Interweave Crochet patterns that I want, but find myself totally uninterested in the rest of the patterns from that issue. I think they should make the things available a la cart so that hip chic cool kids like myself can just buy the one's we want. Heck do it online and there wouldn't be much overhead (so I think)... I'm just saying you know.

Friday, April 17, 2009

J'adore Doris Chan

Man oh man do I adore Doris Chan. Her designs are beautiful and well thought out, and her patterns are well written. Couple that with the fact that she's wonderfully sweet and very helpful, and you have an incredible lady.

So why the random praise of Doris? Well I ordered her book, Everyday Crochet last Friday. I received it on Tuesday and began working on the Cameo camisole that night. Well last night I ran into some confusion with the body part of the pattern. I contacted Doris on Ravelry, and within a couple of hours, she responded. I was stoked that #1 I was doing it properly and #2 she responded so quickly. So now I'm working on my top and it's all thanks to Doris that I'm no longer stuck. I'm thinking I might go down a hook size for some waist shaping, but other than that I'm going to work as instructed. I just hope I can manage to finish it by next week.

*In other news I finished my Shoulder Lean and man does the Amazon yarn stretch. I'm thinking I might wash again and throw it in the dryer to try and draw it up some.

* I keep seeing these Namaste bags and I really want one. Perfect combo of two of my loves... huge purses and yarn (they're designed to hold projects as well as everything else).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

One the Hard way or my random arm warmer

Size J Hook and half a skein of Vanna's Choice

This started out as the wrist warmer from Crochet that fits, but by the time I modified it to fit my forearm it definitely didn't look like Mary Jane's pattern. The problem arose when it came time to sew it closed, the wrist area is actually a bit loose, but the forearm wouldn't even close so I whipped out my hook and added four rows of varying lengths. This made it look a bit like the back of a skirt but it also allowed for a larger forearm. I did this because every since my surgery, cold makes my wrist hurt.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Stash Snap

Yes I just wrote about having too much yarn en stash, and no that hasn't stopped me from acquiring more. In my defense, the Lion Brand yarns were purchased for $1.50 a piece from Big Lots, and the Needful Amazon was a steal on I don't have an excuse for the Elann Sonata, save I love the color. I am using the Needful and the Jiffy for projects.... see it's totally ok. Yes, I just did that to justify my yarn buying. No, I do not think I have a problem.