The Craft

Long sigh.
I was on a roll for a minute there – at least over at On the Rag Mag, but ya’ know what? Meow meow. Shit happens.
I’ve been otherwise occupied with some of my favorite old lady activities.

In my brain I wanted to knit and/or crochet all summer, but my body, hormones, whatever just wouldn’t allow it. I kept my “knitting bag’ out in the front room in hopes that the mood would strike, but it mostly just sat there.

As I’ve emerged from the fog of suck that was 2013 I’ve gotten back to it and have been a busy, little non-granny.

I finished my first ever afghan. It’s for my nephew, Munch. I love these colors together, but I can’t take credit for their cuteness – they actually match the decor in his room.
I’m really proud of it and kind of miss it actually.
The yarn I used is a cotton/poly blend so it won’t be too hot for my little Florida buddy.

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I crocheted a (giant) infinity scarf for Melissa. It turned out a little wonky, but you can’t really tell. I used a giant hook (size N) and some really soft Roving yarn.
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My current project is a lace-pattern infinity “Stockholm” scarf for myself. It’s a free pattern by Julie Crawford at Knitted Bliss.Β I actually started this pattern as it’s written (knit two pieces and sew together), but made a mistake on a bad day and ripped the whole thing out.

When I started over, I borrowed an adjusted pattern to knit the whole scarf in the round as one piece and bypass the whole “sew together” part. I’m really glad I did it this way. It’s a lot….a lot….a lot of stitches, but it’s worked up much quicker than I imagined.

I’ve got about two more inches to go before I’m finished.
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One thing I’ve learned from this project is that I’ve been doing knit-wise yarn overs a weird way for the past decade. It’s not my fault – Youtube didn’t exist back when I was teaching myself. Anyway – so the holes are super tiny on the knit side. I’ll have to do some blocking when I’m done.

20140109-135419.jpgAnyway – wasn’t that fascinating?