Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Preview and A Question

My obsession over my newly acquired blanket pattern yesterday afternoon, continued into the evening!  I opted to make a dish cloth out of the solid colors of cotton that I happened to have with me in Florida.  A smaller test project is always best with a new project right?

Here’s a sneak peak of what I created while watching So You Think You Can Dance last night.  I, of course, still need to weave in the ends and I haven’t yet been able to decide what to do about a border – anyone have a suggestion as to what color I should use for the border?  I was also thinking about making a set for 4 and rotating the color order (like start with blue for the next one, but keep the colors in the same sequential order) – I just need to play around with it a bit and decide exactly which 4 ways I’d like them to be, or if it would just be best to make them all the same…They crochet up pretty quickly which is great!  I was only crocheting on commercial breaks over about 90 minutes of SYTYCD so they’d go really quickly if I didn’t keep stopping to do my own critique of the dancing on my TV!

My obsession with this pattern will likely not end soon as I love the idea for a blanket for me, and have a  gift in mind and I think that it would make great placemats!  So many ideas – so many options!! – just not enough “Holly hours” in a day to get all of my crocheting done!

And my question for those of you who frequently crochet with cotton, especially making dish cloths – anyone have any idea why my first row always looks like this?

I’ve tried chaining normal, chaining loosely and chaining with a larger hook and this always happens to me.  I don’t ever notice it with acrylic yarns so I wondered what I was doing wrong, or if it happens to you as well!

Your input is great appreciated!

Oh!  And WELCOME to my two new followers yesterday!!!  I always get so excited to see new crafty friends!

1 comment:

  1. Any of the colors would be good as a border color - maybe you can make the border colors all different too. Gold for this one, blue for the next, and so on.

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think that happens because the cotton yarn stretches a little.