We like being working girls!
… it’s off to work we go…
Well, *I* go. Gretchen, who HATES to ride (gets car sick), actually asked to come with me this morning. It broke my heart to tell her no.
Anyway, I owe a host of finished object reports, but most are repeats of patterns I’ve already done and reported on, so here are a few quick photos and links to the Ravelry pages, and then we’ll finish up with the lone new pattern.
First, I made THIS hat for a friend quite some time ago, but it took me a while to get it in the mail. No coincidences in my life… it arrived on a day when she needed a little TLC. My original review can be found HERE. (I did use the pattern-specified hook size on this one, so it fits an adult head.)
Since I learned how to read a chart, to do filigree crochet and how to do the shrimp/reverse single crochet stitch, I decided to put some of that to use. Rosanne had mentioned on the way to the guild meeting that one of the preemie hat versions used the shrimp stitch as an edge, so HERE is the Ravelry page, and HERE is my original FO report on this pattern.
I’ve also been doing more cloths and scrubbies, shown here with one cloth done in the new pattern I’ll review below.
L-R: crocheted cloth, scrubby, knitted cloth
I find it very interesting how differently the same yarn – all from the same unending cone of cotton – presents itself in each pattern. (No, they’re not blocked. It was late and I just wanted to show the colors at play, so don’t mind the curled edges.)
The crocheted cloths are being tested by the Knight for personal use and by MJ for kitchen use. The Knight doesn’t like a small cloth, finds some patterned, knitted cloths to “airy” for his liking, so I’m betting this will be his favored design. I’m eager to hear the reviews.
Which reminds me – my review of the new pattern.
Pattern: Crocheted Cloth (link to my Ravelry project) from Debbie Macomber’s Summer on Blossom Street project book. (I found it at Ben Franklin, and my local Michael’s usually has all of her books in the yarn section.)
Yarn: The first is Peaches & Creme, and the second is Sugar ‘n Cream. I must say, the P&C is softer to knit with, and I liked the way the colors pooled better than the S’nC.
Hook: My trusty Boye #H, although the P&C one was started with the new Palmwood H, which seems remarkably close to the #J in my Boye hooks…
And now, for KSee, I must laugh at myself here for all of you to enjoy it.
Ever lose something you just had a second ago? Well, Saturday afternoon I was so excited about crocheting and the new cloth pattern that I came home and immediately started chaining for the cloth. Since I’d taken the palmwood hook (link in photo) to the guild meeting, I grabbed that and the cone of cotton that has been living in the window behind the sofa.
The dogs wanted out, so I got up, took them out, and when we came back, I couldn’t find my hook ANYWHERE. I literally took the the sofa apart and ran my hands down in the cracks where the fabric joins the frame. I quizzed both dogs, who swore they hadn’t seen the pretty wooden thing, and gave up and grabbed my trusty dusty Boye.
When the Knight got home, bless his heart, he got on his knees and looked up under the sofa. (Gretchen reconnected with some old toy-friends. Hem, hem… I don’t do the vacuuming at our house…) No hook. Still no eaten hook debris either. We wrote it off to lost.
As I got ready for bed, imagine my surprise when I found said hook in my sports bra. The sucker had been standing in the gap (to put it as politely as possible) for several HOURS and I never noticed it. That palmwood sure is comfortable, huh?
So, how was your weekend? Did you lose anything? Find anything?