Hang on! Come back! Sorry for mentioning the c-word, I promise this isn’t going to turn into a crochet blog!
See how pretty?
I love the texture you can achieve with crochet and how lacy stitch patterns are so much easier.
And also – woohoo! I managed to start with 41 stitches and I currently have 41 stitches.
3 pattern repeats of the lace. You’ll have to trust me that the sides are straight; the lace part pulls in quite a lot.
I keep checking and it does look like the pattern photograph. The designer used alpaca, but my neighbour can’t have anything woolly/itchy near her, so I’m using an acrylic. I’m hoping I’ll be able to block it out and I may even apply heat to try and “kill” the yarn so it stays blocked.
An “interesting” week:
The past seven days haven’t been easy because it contained anniversaries of both of my grandfather’s deaths. It’s also been very cold and I don’t do well when the temperature drops below about 20 C!
Look what happened on Saturday:
More traditional pursuits:
I’ve been knitting steadily on my three active projects and here is where I am with all of them;
Veste Everest/Cricket vest for my mum:
4 repeats completed, with 1 full repeat of 14 rows plus 12 rows to go before armhole shaping.
Toe Up Socks with a Difference:
Just knitting around on the leg now – totally mindless, but has to be done!
Mystery socks/Mad for Plaid:
I’m only doing a couple of rounds a day on these so it’s slow-going and I’m still on the gusset decreases on the second sock. The first sock’s toe has been grafted.
Erm … yeah. So. A mixed time in the past seven days, but could have been worse!
If you celebrated Thanksgiving I hope it went well. As well as large gatherings of family ever can, of course!
Next time, I’ll tell you why I agreed to design a garment for a knit along for free! Hint: the answer may involve questioning my mental stability!