Thursday, April 05, 2007

Branching Out

As I played around with my new Flickr account this past week, I took a trip down memory lane. I browsed through some old projects, beaming with pride about how far I had come. How far I had come knitting-wise, that is. I stopped on this beautiful peacock blue number. "WHAT is that?" I asked myself. I had completely forgotten about the Branching Out scarf I had started months ago with some gorgeous Tilli Tomas silk. "WHERE the heck is that?" I was starting to harass myself.

I just completed it, embarrassed to even admit I forgot about such beautiful yarn I remember scouring for on eBay. It's going to be a birthday present for a dear friend of mine. A friend that gave me the lead on my current job. A friend that trained, long LONG hours, with me for the NYC Marathon. A friend who is always up for some greasy Chinese food. I can't wait to give it to her. A friend that would brag that it was handmade.

This was all good timing too as I had to frog my Print O' The Wave Stole. I'm using some fuzzy hairy laceweight yarn, that's also variegated in color. It just didn't look good at all. I'll have to find something proper for the pattern. I just don't know what to do with that yarn.

And I did finish that crochet homework. I crocheted a hat. And I sewed my crocheted flower onto the side of it. The main point of the assignment was NOT TO RIP OUT AND START OVER - which is so easy to do while crocheting. Anyway, it's a little odd looking. First, because I used chunky yarn as I wanted to do it quickly. Secondly, because I used cream and then black colored yarn. Not that cute. Next, it's very square shaped. And then finally, I'm a sh*tty crocheter people. It's ok. I've admitted it to myself. At least I can only go up from here, right?

Of course, an entry wouldn't be complete without Little Miss Monster Peanutbutterpumpkinface

1 comment:

Reckless Glue said...

wow, that hat may actually make me like crochet! And that teal scarf! I always love your colour choices :)