Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Creating warmth..kind of

I decided to pick up my crocheting again. Maybe it's because I've been feeling cocky with my recent sewing success (see "Sew what") and haven't been able to get my hands on my still-in-storage sewing machine. Maybe it's because I'm quite certain that once I do get my hands on it, I'll have no idea what to do next. Better stick with something you know, right? While you're trying to figure out what to do about what you don't know. And I know crocheting....kind of.

Sew (HA HA!), I brought my little Sterilite bin of all things yarn-y upstairs so that I may crochet while watching my favorite shows. I've decided that I will make a scarf. I've never made one before, so we'll see how this goes.

A little history: In the past I have crocheted (that word looks dirty) dish cloths, which have come out wonderfully when I am consistent with my crochet count, and when I use absorbant yarn. I have even dared give these as gifts...mostly to my mother...who swears she loves them. I choose to believe her.

I have also crocheted a couple of blankets, standard double crochet. I gave one to my son Skyler when he was born and he loves it. I actually believe him. The other "blanket" was given to my sister as a Christmas gift. Let's just say she was gypped that year. There is still debate to this day, 7 years later, about what the "blanket" was intended to be. Some say a doll's cape. Some say a very very small, misshapen lap throw. She keeps it as a conversation piece...and for no other reason. I promise you. (A couple of years ago, I told my mom I was making her a Christmas gift and she very noticeably cringed...and asked me not to).

So, I've decided to start on my scarf, paying attention to my crochet count and how tightly I pull my yarn. I've done about 6 rows on a 25 count (excepting 2 rows which ended up being 26...math has never been my strong point) and I think it will turn out well. You all had better be cheering me on because maybe I'll decide that this is your year to receive a little homemade love.

7 comments:

Tammy said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........

Anonymous said...

it was a cross between a trapezoid and a triangle

kabeaner said...

You'd better put a picture on your blog of the scarf when it's done. I'd love to see it. And I believe in you!

Tara said...

A couple of years ago I made all my friends scarves that I had crocheted! They seemed to enjoy them (or at least they said they did) and I made myself about 6 different ones in various colors...they are so warm! I'm excited to hear about your progress!

Janna said...

hahahahaha I think I know now what my next blog piece is going to be about. Stay tuned, Annie. :) Mom, I love that you cringed and actually asked Annie not to make me something again. hahaha No shame. Annie, I'm so glad you're embarking on a new project. Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

I'm set on quilted trapezoids, thanks anyway

April Perez said...

I've taking up crocheting again too! I got brave and found a cool website with free patterns, and have actually made myself a pair of slippers, and a pair of mittens for my 3 year old... I'm dreaming of making my 5 y.o. a poncho like someone gave her older sister, but haven't quite worked up the nerve yet...