Thursday, February 27, 2014

It's growing

I'm so close to the end of my Critron shawl and I love it already. Truth be told I'm a little bored by all the Single Crochet but it looks fantastic and I can't wait to chuck it round my neck. Here it is in all it's unfinished glory.

See that mark there on the right hand side, where it's a bit lighter... that's not a mark on the wool, or mucky kids splodging it, it's sunshine! At last it's not raining, fantastic! That's the 4th ball there and I have one left so it should be the perfect amount. Just a few more days and I'll be able to try blocking it. I'd never heard of this before but it's basically washing and stretching it so the stitches aren't all scrunched up. Will let you know how it goes. I'm really pleased with this project, it's gone really fast considering I got the yarn on 12th February and have finished some other stuff. Yep you heard me right... finished! More on that to come. Now, given that I am completely fed up of Single crochet, why is it that I am lovingly looking at this pattern for a shawl that is all single crochet... Isn't it lovely? Hmmm, now what colours would be best...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fluph and Fluffy stuff

I've always bought most of my yarn online, where although you can get every colour and every combination, you can't feel it or smoosh it and that is so helpful when it comes to deciding what the finished thing is going to be like. Fluph is in Dundee and opened in December. It's like a home from home and you can prattle on about yarn and crafty plans and pass away an hour squishing beautiful wools in the person without feeling like you need to get out the shop quickly. Which is kind of what the traditional slightly-older-demographic wool shops can feel like to me. Plus they do Drops yarn, yay! My favourite right now! I'm mega excited about helping Fluph out with their Ravelry group. I know it's a bit gushy but I love the shop. I'll stop now...

Here's what I got on my latest visit, all Drops, I'm so predictable.

The turquoise-Bluey-Purple is to be a shawl or a scarf, maybe the Hitchin a Ride, the crochet version of Hitchiker. Or maybe by the time I'm finished what I'm working on I'll have changed my mind. The Rainbow Delight... OMG now I want to have some of that awful Angel Delight pudding you got at school dinners in the 80's, so full of nothing but pink... anyway, the rainbow yarn I think I would like to be a pair of socks, but crochet socks, I've never seen a pair let alone made them. Finally the I <3 You 3, maybe a hat and gloves, maybe stripey. I'm so prone to changing my mind cause of browsing Ravelry pattern library for hours on my phone, who needs Rock and Roll when you have Ravelry's pattern search. xxx