My mom and I have joked for years about the number of "projects" my Grannie starts, or purchased over the years w/o finishing the one she's currently working on. I seem to have picked up this trait from her for I often find myself thinking about the next thing I want to make before the project I'm working on is finished! What's worse is when I let these thoughts get the best of me and I put down when I'm currently working on/finishing and go find new yarn from the closet! This past weekend is the perfect example of this:
Once I got my fall scarf off the hook on Saturday morning, I quickly pulled out my new "Guilder blue" yarn. I love this shade of blue - hell I'm wearing it right now! Ok, I'm sure many of you, well all of you who are NOT from Jamestown, NY are saying to yourself, "what the hell is Guilder blue?!?" This! - below, this is my beloved Guilder blue:
pattern from Marie Anne. I think I chained 30 (or maybe it was 40...can't remember) instead of the suggested 20 and I think it's gonna be great! I even sent my mom to pick up more in the same dye lot and ship to me so I could keep the color the same. Unfortunately, this is a bit difficult to work on at night. The lighting in my living room is just not bright enough for the darker color, finer yarn and H hook. This means I only can work on it Saturday and Sunday mornings sooooooooooooooooooo
CAL) that I signed up for. Ok, so I'm already a week a head of Rachel's schedule, but I already know how to crochet, and I had the pattern sitting on the couch with me last night (addicts always have a reason for the way they act right?). I just couldn't get the Red Heart "berries" variegation to look nice with anything else so I gave it a try. Actually, I first tried with 2 strands (because I happen to have 2 skeins of this) with an N, then M, then K hook before deciding I hated it. I frogged it and started single strand with my favorite K. No, it's not really the pattern for the CAL, but I struggled through finding a way that I liked the pattern, and the yarn so I find that a plus. It's also going to be a perfect birthday/Christmas gift for someone I know who loves "raspberry"!