Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It's official: I am insane

Someone on the Crochetville forum made this tablecloth, and I was instantly gripped with the desire to make it myself. So I bought some thread. I've made 4 motifs since Saturday. Only 176 to go.

The 4 motifs are sitting on the Whorehouse Afghan, which is done but which I'm not going to post until it's washed and blocked.
In other news, I've joined the No-End-In-Sight Ripple-Along, just because you can never have enough projects, and what a fantastic stash-buster this will be. I just wish I had a stash of cool colors like everyone else. I foresee a trip to the yarn store...

Monday, February 12, 2007


So I'd been seeing this pattern as an ad in pretty much every crochet magazine I'd picked up in the last several months, and finally decided that it looked way too comfy not to be made. (Sadly, the puppy seems not to have come with the pattern.) However, because everything in my life is green these days, I thought it would be good to shake it up a bit. So I went for a red (claret) and a darker red (burgundy). This is what the yarn looked like in the store, and when I worked up the first square.

However, in the cold light of the next day I was suddenly faced with lurid whorehouse pink and purple. Same squares, different light, utterly different look.

Suddenly I hated my afghan.

I guess I'll only be able to bring the thing out in the gloom of the evening when it actually looks quite nice.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Baby blanket

Here's a baby blanket I made for my friend Raquel's sister Margaux, who recently had a gorgeous baby girl named Grace. I'd been wanting to make this pattern for a while, so I was glad that Raquel picked it out. It's classy!