Saturday, March 31, 2012

Still here...

Hello blog readers! I had a bit of a scare there, and lost my blog for a while. Apparently blogger was having hacker/spam issues, but thankfully my blog came out unscathed.
At the same time, I finally switched over to the "New Look," and I'm really barely getting used to it. I am not a fan so far but I just wanted to do a quick post to say hi! Still here!

I've been working steadily on a brand new project with really old yarn:

You may have noticed that, while I have up to 20 knitting projects going at a time, I am a monogamous hooker.
I'm crocheting a blanket out of Red Heart Super Saver. The idea was that I kind of want a nice white backdrop for my photographs, like One Sheepish Girl (one of my fave blogs)has for her Weekend Plans posts. Her blanket has some nice bobble or popcorn stitch happening, but as a noob crocheter, I'm doing simple double crochet. I recently picked up the Harmony Guides Crochet Edgings and Trims book at my local Tuesday Morning, so I might try to add a nice border.

Unfortunately, I know nothing about yardage for crochet blankets and ended up running out of the "Soft White" I was using. Rather than go shopping (the last thing I need is more RHSS in my stash) I just continued with a light grey.

I guess half of the blanket can be "nice backdrop" and the other half can be "weird color-block afghan that is technically made of plastic." (Sometimes I don't think my projects through.) One thing is for sure, though, this puppy is working up FAST!!

Right now it is measuring about 30" x 46"
Going by this website, I think I'm almost done. Depending on whether I want to make a child's size or an adult size afghan, that is. I had planned on a solid-colored child size afghan, but....
It already looks pretty weird with 2 colors, so I'm thinking I might just amplify the weird: Make a huge afghan and get rid of a few more skeins of Red Heart. No matter how it looks, I think it will be really snuggly once it goes through the washer and dryer.

Here's a terrible picture of my progress, in case you're wondering how big it is:
And no, I really don't know how I'm going to make it look any more balanced or attractive.

So that's what I'm up to.
That and mourning the loss of a Ravelry friend. If you are in the Tiny Owl Knits group (Tokland, as we fondly call it) then you have probably heard about Clementina3. If not the thread is here where you can light a candle, say a few words, or give owlie hugs. I still can't believe the news, and I have been trying to just do a regular blog post, but I can't not mention her. I can't not say how-even though I never met her in person- her death has affected me, and what a sweet and wonderful person she has been. To me, and to others, Clem was just a wonderful friend. I was very sorry to hear the news, and had to mention it here. After all, we are all members of a small community, and maybe she was a friend to you once, too.



  1. I'm so glad you didn't lose your blog!

  2. I barely crochet (I'm learning, but slowly), but I really like the stitch pattern you're using. Is that double crochet?


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