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Bag FO


Zee bag eez done!

Thanks to some crocheting in the car this morning while dh drove, I finished the strap and sewed it on. The lining was sewn in this afternoon, while I enjoyed the warmth out on the deck (though I mostly stayed in the shade).

And then I frittered away the rest of the afternoon, browsing around Ravelry patterns and Tunisian crochet tutorials. Pretty darn awesome way to spend time, especially as I was scheduled to work today, but received a phone call about a  hour before I was due to leave, asking if I wanted the day off. Duh! Of course I said Yes!

I still haven’t decided whether to make another blanket and, if so, whether it will be a CAL or something else; or whether to make something wearable, maybe a poncho or sweater. I don’t want to start using one of my colour packs and then regret using it to make something I’m not happy with.

Decisions, decisions!


FO: fingerless mitts


One of the things I like to do on Ravelry is stalk three of the pattern testing groups. Designers can post their designs in these groups and get volunteers to test knit or crochet the pattern for them, giving feedback on how well the pattern is written and offering advice for tweaks.

I usually look out for crochet designs, ones that are quick to make, as I feel a little bit of pressure to make things in a timely manner and I do, after all, have other projects to work on.

This week, I made these.

I really like the result. The light grey hand part is done in Tunisian simple stitch, which I’ve only played with once before. The ‘ribbing’ at the finger end is front post and back post dc. The tricky part, and here is the challenge a designer faces in describing a new technique, involved picking up around the inside edge for the cuff and thumb. It took a bit of fiddling, but I figured it out, and the designer seems happy with the finished project.

I can’t link to a pattern yet as it’s still in testing, with other people working on their mitts in progress, but I like to show you my crochet!

There is a thread in one Ravelry group called Finish it in February, and I would dearly love to finish my blanket by the end of the day. Thanks to this being a leap year, I have an extra day to push to the finish.

Make the most of your February 29th.