Snood progress

I've been slowly chipping away at this project in front of the TV when it's too dark to work on anything else. Lately I have found myself leaning towards knitting over crochet most nights, but it always feels good to come back to something so familiar. I definitely don't want to lose my crocheting mojo... Continue Reading →


What is a snood?

I had to look up the word snood because I had no clue what it was. Wikipedia tells me it is a type of hair covering, but the picture on this pattern looks like a scarf or cowl to me. Anyway my folks gave me this kit for xmas, including the yarn, hook, and pattern.... Continue Reading →

Red blanket progress

It's been months since I worked on my red blanket. I decided to work on a few rows tonight because I wanted to crochet and wasn't ready to start a new project. Maybe I can finish it over the xmas break.

Fortune’s Shawlette Done!

I finally made the time to wet block this shawl today. Now that I'm looking at this photo I keep seeing spots I should go back to add more pins, but overall I am very happy with this piece. This was some of the most expensive yarn I've used and it was a complete joy... Continue Reading →

Shawlette (mostly) done

I finished the edging on my shawlette tonight! It still needs the ends woven in and a good blocking, but the actual stitching is all done. I think this one is going to really benefit from blocking, I can't wait to see how it looks when I finally get around to it.

Shawlette progress (7)

I got another row of edging done tonight in between watching two terrible movies. Ice Sharks and Santa Jaws are both awful, but only Santa Jaws is that special sort of festive. Maybe if I hadn't needed so much wine to get through those films I might have actually finished this shawl tonight.

Shawlette progress (6)

I made a lot of progress on this shawl tonight while watching old episodes of Doctor Who. Just two rows of edging left if I follow the pattern, but I have so much yarn leftover I could try something more complicated. If I'm brave enough. Or I could try to make something else out of... Continue Reading →

Shawlette progress (5)

I decided to switch from knitting to crochet for the night tonight. Every time I work with this yarn I fall in love with it all over again. I'm not sure who this shawl is for, but whoever it goes to has to be someone I really like. It will be hard for me to... Continue Reading →

The WIP pile

Tonight I couldn't make up my mind what to work on, so I did a little bit on a couple different projects. This is my current pile of works-in-progress (minus a couple more things I've set aside for a bit in the closet). I definitely like to have at least one crochet and one knit... Continue Reading →

Shawlette progress (3)

More shawlette progress today. It's a shame it doesn't keep that lacy openness like the photo from yesterday. It will definitely need a thorough blocking to get the full effect when it is done. Hopefully that will help with the size a bit too. I only have a few more rows to go and it... Continue Reading →

Shawlette progress (2)

We drove to the town about an hour away today to see a movie, and I took this project along in the car. I figured it would be good practice for our long drive to visit family on Thanksgiving. I managed to get a little bit done on the way there, but it was dark... Continue Reading →

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