Thursday, September 8, 2011

The End of Summer

A funny thing happens when you get a new job and go from months of unemployed to suddenly working. When that happens during the summer when you never seem to have a weekend where you aren't running around doing something- camping, reunions, going swimming, heading up to cottages... well, something has to fall by the wayside. It certainly wasn't going to be my crocheting!

This basket I finished the week I spent up at my boyfriend's parents house. The yarn is nylon cord I got at a sports supply store for next to nothing. It was pretty good to work with, although since it was finer than called for I had to fudge with the sizing. The socks in the basket are sadly no further towards completion.

I've been working on other things- last week I finished two cowls and a shawl. One of the cowls is for the store as a sample. I designed it and will be teaching it as a learn to cable with crochet project. The other cowl is just one for me to keep! The shawl is another for me, but one I'll also be writing up the pattern for it to have at the store. I still need to spend an evening actually writing out those two patterns, but it shouldn't be that much work. They're pretty simple.

I've been on a mad sweater kick, too. I finished this one in just a week, and the next week I finished another and I'm getting there with two more. I've just been too busy to take pictures of anything.
This sweater turned out just about exactly how I'd hoped- snuggly and cozy with a fair bit of stretch and give to the fabric. I am in love with slip stitch right now. I got a lot of this yarn really cheap and am planning another two sweaters with it. The next will be with the blue I got- I'm going to try faux-fair isle and see what I can come up with.

No more stripes, though. Weaving in those ends was almost more than I could take!


  1. Wow - that jumper looks great! Love the colours ^_^ Also, now I really want to try crocheting nylon cord ... thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love your jumpers, they are all so rad!

    Great colours in this one! Super inspiring!

  3. Hello Lynn, nice to meet you on the web! I am new to Toronto and like to see on your blog what is going on in the crochet and knitting world around here.

    Pretty sweater by the way!

    Have a great day,

    Love Maaike