Sunday, July 10, 2011
Crochet Blog-a-Long update #2
I have some good news and some bad news !!! The bad news is that I was crocheting like a crazy woman on the cream Queen Anne's lace scarf and when I laid it out to see how it was going, I noticed it had become thinner. Checked the hook I was using .. checked my notes .. even checked last week's post .. everything seemed ok except the scarf. SO, after fiddling with different sized hooks, decided I really didn't like it anyway so frogged the lot. Now for the good news .... Ages ago I bought some Noro Taiyo to make one of these scarves but hadn't got around to it. Well, it just about jumped off the table in my craft room and into my hands just at the right moment and so here's what its looking like. Shouldn't take more than an hour or so to finish.
Needing a break from working with the dark colours, last night I found a ball of white Red Heart Sport (50g) in my stash and figured it would be enough for this simple little short sleeved cardi which only took a few hours to make and I think would look nice over a jump suit. This one will be for charity.
We have reached our forecast top temperature for today - 8 degrees celsius. They are forecasting stong gusty winds tonight with an overnight low of minus three. Brrrr .. good weather to stay indoors and play with some lovely warm yarn. When I was at Spotlight the other day, I bought some black wool to make a pair of fingerless gloves for my daughter and am thinking I should get a start on them now so she can have them to wear to work on these cold mornings. Did I tell you I ran short of wool (by about 10 metres) for the dark grey ones I was making for her ? Such a shame as it was a lovely crepe type of wool and looked good. I'll probably end up ringing the shop where I bought it (at Tuncurry on the NSW north coast) and if I can get the same dye lot I could get 2 balls and would have enough to finish the pair for DD and make another pair - maybe for myself.