Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crocheting at the Cottage

A handy guide to crocheting at the cottage.

Crocheting on the dock is great! You can sit and chat while you work and soak up the rays. Remember, make sure your fiber can get wet!

And, uh, make sure your pattern can get wet too. That, or be smart enough to hold it in place, or you too may hear "Is that paper supposed to be floating in the lake?"

Those new anti-gravity chairs that are getting popular are great to crochet on! They put you at a perfect angle.

You also get a great view of your work with the lovely forest above.

And perhaps most importantly- the best thing to do around the campfire doesn't involve fiber at all- enjoy your marshmallows and I hope you guys are having a great summer!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On The Mend

Finally I'm just about back to normal. I'm on my last day of amoxicillin and my tooth-holes appear to be healing well.
While I've been getting better, I've been doing a lot of sitting around and crocheting, mostly while watching MASH. I'll admit, it's been kinda awesome that way. Anyway, the project I've been working on is the River Walk Wrap from the latest Interweave Crochet.

It's beautiful. I love the pattern and I'm really pleased with how it's working up- I'm more than halfway now. It is also an incredibly non portable project. As you can see I'm working from 3 cones of cobweb weight, which together make up almost laceweight. The two smaller cones are 100% silk that's basically sewing thread, but really gorgeous. The huge cone is cotton/acrylic, and it's very soft and nice to work with. I love Value Village- they were all about 1.99-2.99. Yummers.

I have other plans for this yarn, too. The cotton/acrylic blend is gonna get mixed with another cone I have of laceweight acrylic in light blue and I'm gonna make some socks out of it. Just to see how it feels, really- with this much yarn to play with, I definitely feel free to experiment.

Just for fun, here's the bigger version of my new ravatar. I decided my old one wasn't crochet themed enough. Inked with a sakura graphic marker and coloured with various art markers.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Toothaches Suck

So I have been less active crocheting in the last few weeks. Partly we went away for awhile- Andrew and I visited my parents for a few days, then went up to my extended family's cottage.
Partly, this week I have had a miserable toothache.
I was hoping it was just what I had last year- a cut from my wisdom tooth on my cheek that really hurt but healed and was fine. But the pain got worse and finally I realized last night that I had to see a dentist.
Today I went in and found out the gum is infected and it'll just keep happening. So now I'm on antibiotics for this, and to fix the problem I go in tomorrow and get two wisdom teeth out. I am so not looking forward to it- but hopefully the pain will go away. Oh boy, do I want the pain to go away.

I have been working away on some nice lacy projects, and I even got my crazy cobweb weight dress started, but I just don't have any energy to post or take pictures or do much of anything. I went out today to stitch night, but mostly because I love it so much and it is a great distraction.

I can't wait to be able to chew stuff again...