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One a Day…

Posted by allie on July 18, 2007

 For the month of July, I’ve been crocheting a square for each day. I noticed today that it’s just right for Project Spectrum as well. I will be making strips of squares soon, so that I can tell how big the afghan should be and how many more squares I have to make.

When I’m not crocheting, I’m knitting Ballband Dishcloths for my aunts in Missouri who were such excellent hostesses.

 

The same blues,  but in reverse, plus a cute kitty.

Here’s what I’m thanking them for:

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May: Day 1

Posted by allie on May 2, 2007

Spring and the end of the semester has sent me into small project mode. I finished two crochet coasters yesterday.

Started: April 30, 2007/ Finished: April 30, 2007, but I still have to weave in ends and block them a bit.
Yarn: Sugar n Cream Cotton in Yellow and Cornflower Blue
Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
Pattern: Soft Coaster from Cozy Crochet

This morning I woke up with 2 KAL’s Day 1 messages in my inbox. As soon as I got home this afternoon, I cast on my bookmark. I’m using some leftover sock yarn and size 0 Knitpicks needles because I don’t own any size 1’s. I decided for such a small project I would attempt to knit in the continental method. I think I’ve got it down pretty well, but I do need to work at keeping a constant gauge. It’s even green for Project Spectrum, unplanned of course.

Once I finished my rows on the bookmark, I cast on my dishcloth. I am also knitting the dishcloth in the continental method… hoping to be knitting faster soon.

Also, I was watching Knitty Gritty with Annie Modesitt and she was discussing Combination Knitting with which I am completely intrigued. Tomorrow I will try to incorporate the combo knitting with the continental. Pretty excited, really.

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April Update

Posted by allie on April 24, 2007

I haven’t posted in a few weeks and I really have no excuse– just business combined with laziness. I’ve been taking plenty of pictures, but then I can’t find the time to post. So, with graduation coming up in 3 weeks, I think, I will have much more time to knit and post. Also, this weekend I will finally be getting my own computer which will make blogging a lot less of a hassle. Now here’s a comprehensive list of what I’ve been buying, knitting, crocheting, and thinking about kniting.

New Treats

I read Stephanie’s new book in 2 days– I couldn’t put it down. I also picked up the new Rebecca mag, my favorite. I’ve found a project in my new mag that would be perfect for some ArtYarns Regal Silk I’ve had in my stash for about a year:

The shrug on the front is absolutely adorable as well– I’m planning on making it with either Louet Euroflax or KnitPicks new CotLin.

While I was out buying books, I picked up some yarn to celebrate Lent’s ending. I gave up buying yarn for Lent and it was fairly difficult, I’m happy I made it through alive. Anyway, the yarn is also in keeping with Project Spectrum’s colors.

The soak is for blocking my Cabled Footies. The MIssion Falls 1824 Cotton is in a great bubblegum pink with which I plan to make a crochet cap from last summer’s Rebecca:

Blushing Grannies
I loved this pattern the first time I saw it:

Blushing Grannies is from the Feb/Mar 07 issue of Crochet Today.

This is a close-up of the squares– I’m really enjoying the crocheting. So far, I’ve completed 8. Blushing Grannies is destined to be my dorm bedspread next year, but I’ve got quite a few months to finish.

Choices
This week my LYS is having an anniversary sale and I’ve limited myself to purchasing enough Tahki Cotton Classic for one summer top. Here are the two I am trying to decide between. Any input would be great and color suggestions would also be helpful.

Tank from Knitting Nature

Tank from KnitSimple’s Spring/Summer 2007 issue, I think.

Posted in Blushing Grannies, Books, Pattern Musings, RebeccaMag | 4 Comments »

Qui crochet? C’est moi!!

Posted by allie on January 30, 2007

I’ve been crocheting this week. I went for a walk this afternoon and took my crocheting with me. It’s just a dishcloth from Cozy Crochet, but it makes for a very nice, relaxing project.

Aspen went with me, but I don’t think she was too impressed with my crochet skills. I think she’s just jealous that I’m not making anything for her.

Project Spectrum begins in two days: Blue, White, Gray
I’m ready to cast-on Cablenet with my beautiful new sock yarn.

I found Knitting Nature at a used book store.

Check out this price:

Exciting, huh? I can’t wait to make a project, once I’ve corrected all of the book’s errata.

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