I crocheted this incredible candy colored wave afghan back in 2008. It only took a week. It was one of my greatest crocheting accomplishments for sheer speed, color palette, and happiness with end product. I used it on my bed for awhile; then it migrated to my couch. An old friend, who I have lostContinue reading “regret in the form of afghans.”
Since I finished my Willard pullover on Sunday, I’m thinking about the few scattered projects I have around that need finishing. A sweater; a wide wrap. More importantly, when checking in on what was started and never finished, I’ve been better. In the last couple of years, there’s been less and less on the needlesContinue reading “circles.”
I’ve got two of these in my house; one at my back door entryway, hanging from the pillars, and of course, one in the doorway of my bedroom. Valentine’s Day is never really about romance; it’s all about fun little garlands and the color red and candy.
r.r. has been asking me to teach her the basics of crochet for a few weeks and I finally got the opportunity to get her started at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester on Tuesday (though she’s an artist and crafter who by nature, doesn’t really need help in this arena…). Celebration, you know, on theContinue reading “beach crochet, 6.21”
Even though I have three sweaters on the needles (all but one nearly completed), a beach bag, a pair of socks, and 8 gorgeous skeins of Alchemy yarn awaiting me for yet another cardigan, I’m working at times on a new granny afghan–this time, in hexagons which all share a white border. I’ve completed fiveContinue reading “hexagons, 6.1”
I made some fingerless bicycling mitts for a friend in a gorgeous pumpkin-ish colorway as a thank you. Crocheted up in a tube, I used the soft as butter and general favorite fiber (of mine!) Malabrigo Merino Worsted for these and I’m fairly pleased with the results. Maybe I can convince the recipient to modelContinue reading “gifted, 11.9”
Japanese patterns look so beautifully written. There are these gorgeous charts for crochet, which I wish existed more in American patterns. There are never enough crochet charts, in my humble opinion. I’ve decided to take to trying to follow this pattern, despite not knowing a lick of Japanese.
In between finishing off the February Lady Sweater for my Mum (which only needs the sleeves!), I’ve been working on a lot of tiny work crochet for jewelery, pin cushions, and what not. I’ve always adored crocheted; I learned how to hook before knitting and for some projects (like afghans), I like the results ofContinue reading “Chained to crochet…”
Another day, yet another Giant Granny Square afghan. Color yourself…surprised. The only difference this time around? It’s not a baby blanket; this afghan, instead, was gifted to a much deserving ole friend, who I hope is as pleased with it as I am. I’ve called it “Square for a Not So Square”, and this blanketContinue reading “Not So Square: Always Listen to Your Granny”
I’m thinking of making another one of these Voluminous Vests and placing it in the shop. Of course, I’ll wait until August when people begin buying “fall knits”. This creation was imagined and churned out circa Spring 2009. It’s meant to be worn over-sized; the gigantic cowl at the top adds a little more crazyContinue reading “Reinvisioning, reimagining…reviving?”
One of the librarians in my work is having a baby this month; the lil’ Huxtable (yes, he or she shares a last name with one of T.V.’s most iconic families) arrives in just a few days and I’ve finally gifted her a giant granny square baby blanket and stuffed crocheted elephant for her impendingContinue reading “New babies, new blankets…”
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen something as unique, intriguing, and downright cool as the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project, which was introduced to me not by the significant number of knitting and art bloggers that featured this bit in the past, but by one of the dean’s at my school who rightly figured I’dContinue reading “Feminine Handicraft meets activism and science…”