The Hook and I

Adventures in Crochet

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

One down. How many to go?

I finished up the Lion Suede afghan for Charlie's room. I'm very pleased with the general results, though a little chagrined at the poor results of weaving in the loose ends. I used my standard technique and the ends just keep popping out. This yarn is so sticky I never would have expected that.

I have a lot of leftovers, so I'm thinking scarves. Perhaps for shower favors/prizes. Perhaps for the church boutique sale but I've been a little hesitant to share with them since one of the organizers disclosed to me that they throw out the stuff that doesn't sell. I don't know if I could stand that. She says she wouldn't throw out my stuff, but how could I trust her? LOL

I have a bunch more cotton yarn for dishcloths but I want to finish the baby block afghan for the new baby. Also, I found on eBay patterns for crocheting American Girl-sized sweaters, dresses, coats and hats. I'd like to make a stash of them for Josie for Christmas. I have that strange Bernat fur yarn I got as a free sample; it should make a nice "mink" coat for a doll!

Friday, September 22, 2006

A New Obsession

Well, obsession is a bit strong. But I'm having fun with the dishcloths. I know from reading around the 'net that people tend to have a real devotion to dishcloths. I guess I'm "hooked" now, too!

I think it's the quick turnaround. I've enjoyed the five-textured dishcloth patterns I found at It's enough variety to keep me entertained but mindless enough that I can work them while watching TV or a movie. And I love the cotton yarn; there's something so enjoyable about it. I love the feel.

So, thinking of all kinds of excuses to make all kinds of cloths. Some for shower favors, some for my internet pals, some for Christmas gifts, some for the craft boutique at church.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Abandoned projects

So, I gave up on Angela's afghan. I didn't have a prayer of finishing it for her wedding. Plus it was kind of boring me. I will always tend to prefer simple shapes and simple stitches with a beautiful yarn. That piece was a (fairly) complicated stitch with boring white yarn.

Should be able to wrap up Charlie's Lion Suede throw soon. Then I'll whip up some quick dish cloths for Melissa's baby shower (for favors) I'm thinking about keeping a pink theme, so I think I'll make pink dishcloths. :giggle: