Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A pictures worth.....

This is a big pile of leftover yarn from all sorts of projects. Looks like technicolor cat barf to me : )

What I really want to blog about are my husband's finished Guiness socks. He decided that having a seperate toe would be annoying, so they are just regular socks. He really likes them, which makes me feel bad about taking soo long to make them.

Also, Starsky is just about done. I seamed it, but while I was working, I became suspicious that the sleeves were going to be too long. That would be an understatment. I cut them (!) and now have the live stitches ready to go. I just need to knit 5 inches of cuff and that shouldn't take long. Looks like it's going to fit : ) The belt is more than halfway done.

There won't be any pics for a while as the camera is on its way to Germany in the luggage bag of My Man's motocicletta.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Move over Granny....

So, I have mentioned the "c" word before and now I have officially finished a crochet scarf- albeit a while ago. Someohow the post got lost in the din.

Interestingly, My Man, really isn't a fan of this scarf soley because it's crochet. How amusing that in his mind crochet is linked with Grannies! Apparently there are others who share his feelings. (Nanny-O? Mimi-O?) I just can't see it, I really can't. I think crochet is lovely and am exceedingly proud at having taught myself...well, with a lot of help (Happy Hooker).

















In the beginning I bought this kit from Lion Brand- oh, about 5 years ago. It could have been more, I am not sure. I started once and gave up. Then I got invited to Ravelry and was taking pics of my stash and I found it. I decided to give it another try. After I got about half of the scarf done, I didn't like the pattern, so I decided to make a variation of one from the aforementioned Happy Hooker book. And now, it looks like this.


I am very happy with it, although the yarn isn't holding up all that well- I think it's Jiffy Yarn or something. There is more crochet in my future!