Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

In For A Penny, In For A Pound

There's nothing like a friend shaming you into blogging...

Even before I started rippling the brightest afghan known to humankind, this vest appealed to me. Not one to follow the directions entirely, I changed the colors to ones that were more to my liking. The ribbing on the bottom is pretty monotonous, just single crochet in the back loops, back and forth for 385,927 rows. (Well, maybe not that many but it seemed like it.) The rippling part is a lot more fun. The yarn is Lustersheen in the colors Tan, Natural and Spa Blue. I figure if I don't get too bored with it about the time cool weather rolls around in October or November, it should be finished and ready to wear over a light blouse or dress.

No segue to this next random paragraph...

Let's say you are in Las Vegas for a couple of days and you are rolling pretty hot dice at the craps table. Let's also say that at said table there is a very nice man wearing a rather conspicuous red Hawaiian shirt and you have a bit of a moment and he has sparkling eyes and a great smile (not to mention he's about 6'2"). WWMD (What Would Molly Do)? If you are smart, you whip out one of these and hand it to the nice man.

Purely hypothetical, of course, because we are not always smart.damn it

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Back to the drawing board

In February I started a cotton bolero from Patons Cotton Grace using a free pattern on the web. I got the back and both fronts crocheted and then lost interest. Let's face it, it was dull. Sort of the saltine cracker of the crochet bolero world. It languished in my knitting bag (one of many) until the 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton book inspired me to re-work it into something far more fun. One of the great things about knitting and crocheting is that if you absolutely do not like the way a project is turning out, you can frog it and have another go. Unlike sewing when once you have cut out a piece, you can only go smaller. Now, don't get me wrong. I love to sew but it does have it's limitations for re-working.

The new plan is to make the bolero from Granny square blocks of pattern #58 Peach Rose and a #D Clover crochet hook. I figure I will need to make 20 full square blocks and 2 diagonal 1/2 blocks. These are a bit of a challenge so I am going to bring them to the next WeHo SNB for some more opinions.

I must still be feeling the flower thing. Peace and love...

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