Thursday, April 27, 2006

Well long time no talk, I have been working on a variety of projects. My grandmother got me yarn and patterns to make comfort shawls for the hospice at the hospital she used to work for. I chose to crochet this one and finished up the second skein last night while watching my dose of Sex and the City re-runs. I made a clapotis using the Schaffer Laurel cotton in Billie Holiday, a beautiful combination of blues and purples. Unfortunately I am photo impaired, so no FO pic. I was a pattern tester for a friend of my moms, she wants to do crocheted water bottle holders. She has a combination of ways to do it by selling the completed object with or without the bottle, she uses an odd sized bottle, so I am making notes for her to include in her finished version, maybe even various sizes. It took forever to work on that one, but my daughter was going to the county fair today and I whipped her one (not using that pattern) during her choir practice and while watching top model. I made sure to use a full bottle of water to help lengthen the strap so it would be the correct length on her while wandering about today at the fair. I did remind her that whatever she took she had to carry herself.
I have also been diligently working on the Knit Picks Faroese Peaks shawl using Stained Glass -shimmer, their alpaca silk blend. Over on the LJ knitting group a woman asked for pattern testers for a spider shawl. I purchased some Alpaca Cloud in Stream (as I already have midnight for my Ene shawl) the pattern designer suggested a darker color and I lean towards the darker blue kind of color when black is not an option.
Having completed one clapotis I got a bit hooked. One of the yahoo group women mentioned the Morehouse Merino laceweight and I was hooked. I ordered a 1,000+ yard skein in Indian summer, a lovely red variegated to try my hand at that. So many items on the to do list, so little time. My daughter has happily asked if she can have any bits and pieces of left over yarn. She would love to take them off my hands to do projects with.