Friday, September 5, 2008

Goings On

Yesterday I finished a quick crochet project.

It's meant to be a dishcloth, but it's altogether too lovely to mar it with dirty dishes, so it's been elevated to hot plate status. I needed a quick success. I'm in the middle of most of my other projects and the end of them seems to lie in the very distant future.

My Hibiscus for Hope socks are looking beautiful but I keep having to frog the heel. Honestly, I've ripped it out six times. It'll be worn out long before I ever get it on my foot. Ah well, that's why I bought lots of the yarn. In the meantime I do love the feel of the corn fibre in my hands.

The Victorian scarf is over 3/4's done. I hope to finish it in the next week or so. I went on a yarn crawl this week and bought some lovelies:

This is the Misti Alpaca colourway that the Yarn Harlot is using. Saw it on her blog and HAD to have it.

Araucania Sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon. Should hold up a good long time.

This is Manos Wool Clasica that I'll make into mittens. Should be warm and cozy.

This is a Mrs. Beeton's Wrist W armer kit that I bought last week. The two bottom skeins are the original kit. While I was at River City Yarns last week I picked up a copy of Curvy Knits, and fell in love with the Miracle Lace Insert Pullover. I chose the deep purple colourway of Miracle which is 50% alpaca and 50% tencel. They didn't have enough skeins in the store so I just bought one to play with while they order me more of it. Since the dye lots aren't the same, I thought I'd add the skein to my kit and buy more kid silk for a second wrist warmer set.

And finally, I bought four skeins of Drops Alpaca to make a Swallowtail Shawl, someday...when I've grown a few more arms, and all my current projects are complete, and the planets are aligned just so with the stars...


Anonymous said...

I was in River City the other night and walked out without buying that kit for mrs. beetons. It took alot of restraint. I have some kid seta at home and will have to go back to get something to match. I love the look of that pattern. I can't wait to make it. Love the color of the drops as well. It will be a beautiful shawl.


Knitting Alchemist said...

You showed enormous restraint Amy. I'm proud of you. And I'm sure your own Mrs. Beeton's will be lovely. What colour is your Kid Seta?

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Kare said...

You certainly picked up on the crochet quickly. Not surprising, though. : )