Thursday, April 22, 2010

What I've been up to.

Its been a while since I've blogged.  So much for my resolution to blog more, but in my defence, I was ill.  Strep throat to be precise.  And at the worse possible time.  I went to visit Amy last week.  I had all of these plans to go yarn shopping.  I even had Kev convinced to go wheel shopping with me.  He even knew that I was talking about a spinning wheel, not actual tires or a vehicle.   All that I managed to do (in the fibre realm) was to buy some books and magazines.  I did get to take in some amazing performances by the students of Bishop's University.  Other than that, I slept.  And took medication. 

Prior to our trip, I got on a crochet jag.  Brought about by National Crochet month and our little CAL on Ravelry.  So here is a look at some crochet projects that I've been working on.

This is the Bella Dress from the most recent issue of Interweave Crochet.  I finally broke down and bought a subscription.  This was my first issue and I was not dissappointed.  This little dress features a fabric skirt sewn in after.  I just love the coordinating fabric.  It came from a tent dress that I bought from Old Navy on sale for 99cents!!  I guess I'm still in denial that Heather is having another boy.  I really wanted this dress to be for her new baby.  Maybe she'll still let me put it on him.

This is the Noro Catherine Wheel Scarf.  I'm making mine out of a ball of Zauberbal Crazy and one ball of Knit Pick Palette.  I love how its working up.  This was my go to project on our little trip.  Normally, I knit or crochet like a bandit while travelling.  Sadly, I hardly worked on it at all.  That just goes to show you, how sick I really felt.

Friday, April 02, 2010


 Or Freeform crochet.  March was crochet month.  Over on ravelry I participated in this crochet along.  Each day in March a different set of instructions were given by different 'designers'.  I was March 27th designer.   I had everyone crochet grannysquares in remembrance or honour of their grannies/nans.  My finished ....erm....thing is this.  Here it is in all its glory.  Lots of new and interesting techniques and stitches here.  I know, its kind of odd, but some people make great things out of freeform crochet.  Check out Prudence Mapstone.  She is the queen of freeform crochet.  I think I may hang this in my imaginary studio.  My plan is to hang one of these each year that I participate in the freeform along.  I suspect it will look interesting when I have several of them done.  Oh, and someday, I'll have that studio too.