Sunday, January 24, 2010

Torn sheet basket

Inspired by a rag-rug pattern, I tore up a flat full-sized sheet into one long strip that was 1- 1/2" wide. It was a bit of work tearing that up! I was going to crochet it into a seat cushion for my rocking chair, but thought better of it - I think it might be rather uncomfortable to sit on this surface. So it has wound up being turned into some sort of container/basket. We'll see how large it winds up. I love this crochet hook - it is massive! I don't even know what size it is, lol.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


At last. Boy, this stitch took me quite a while to master.

( I posted the pattern here.)

The scarf is approximately 4 1/2" wide and nearly 67" long. I would have made it a bit wider - I like wide scarves - but by the time the width became evident, i did not want to have to frog it again. Besides, that would have made it shorter and i would not have liked that.

It's a very pretty stitch. I'd like to use it again now that i've got the hang of it. I must say though after this project, i'll be happy to crochet for a while!

I bought a Schacht Cricket Loom!

It won't arrive in the mail for another week or so, but i am looking forward to receiving it and learning how to weave. I did a lot of research on which loom to buy, and my head was swimming with information. There are so many options out there! Ultimately I decided on this loom, which is small and modestly-priced. The people on Ravelry were fantastic in helping me decide!

Wish me luck!