I am completely unmotivated to knit (aside from a fascination with the Wendy Knits Shetland Pi Shawl KAL, not that I’ve cast on yet…) but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. I’m about 500 pages deep into Pillars of the Earth and I’m wondering why it took me ten years to read it. It’s right up my alley, aside from the rather graphic rape/sexual stuff. (Skim, skim, read… and honestly, some of the building details are blah, blah, blah to me too…)
I’ve also been on a bit of a crocheted cloth tear. I generally knit a bunch of cloths about this time of year, when it’s too hot to tote wool around, but I’m blaming it on my crochet murder mystery reading and hooking away.
First up is my first granny square, courtesy of Hooked on Murder.
Pattern: CeeCee’s Granny Square Washcloth, listed in the back of said book. It was easy enough, especially since I didn’t bother with color changes.
Yarn: Peaches and Cream’s Peppercorn.
Hook – J, but if I make this again, I’ll use H.
Verdict: I’ll try another one of these days…
Project: Lanscape Daisy Cloth.
Pattern: Daisy Cloth, from Lily’s Bright Idea booklet. According to Ravelry, this and the Primrose pattern (below) are/were available as a free flyer at Michael’s. I liked them both a lot!
Yarn: Sugar ‘n Cream in Landscape.
Verdict: I’d make this or the Primrose (below) again in a heartbeat.
Project: Peppercorn Primrose
Pattern, hook & verdict: same as above
Yarn: More of the Peaches & Cream Peppercorn
Project: Carefree Mod Flower Cloth
Pattern: Mod Flower Dishcloth, also from Bright Ideas. I’m not sure there isn’t an error or two, or maybe I was just too tired when I was doing this one, but… It also took FOUR tries to get the center right. I’m guessing it was me there too, because I really am a crochet novice.
Yarn: Red Heart’s Carefree Cotton. I think the yarn might have been part of the problem with the funky, inability to get square results. There’s a lot of acrylic in with the blend, and while that makes it soft to work with, evidently it’s too pliable for this pattern. I think this yarn would be better suited for clothing.
Hook: I used the Addi H on this one. I really liked the slightly bulkier grip.
Verdict: Meh. I might have to try it again with a truly utilitarian cotton.
What did you do over the weekend?