A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about starting to crochet again and how happy I was to find this cute jacket to make.
Well, as is often the case with craft projects, at least for me, there’s been a change in plans. The dark blue/purple Homespun yarn I was using was just too difficult to work with for this stitch. In the jacket photo, the stitches look quite open but in reality, I found when working to the proper gauge, the stitches were very close together and it was almost impossible to see where the next one was to work into (if that makes any sense at all)! Yes, my near-sight is just fine, I can still read very fine print without glasses. Anyhoooo….I thought I’d better look for another cardigan to make and came up with another freebie from Lion Brand, this one in knit. Booo hooo…still no crochet on the hook but it will come.
This is not a good photo of the sweater, really too bad, I think it’s going to be very nice.
Worked in a Broken Rib stitch, it’s got a nice textured look and feel to it and I’ve already completed most of the back
In other craft news, Joe’s cardigan is coming along nicely and I will have at least 2-3 balls of beige tweed Lopi left over at the end, I’m sure. I’ve been wanting to make these clogs for ages now, so it seems that Joe’s going to be trying out the first pair!
Have any of you made these clogs? They are suppose to be easy but it sure seems like a lot of instructions, every row changes throughout most of the pattern. Was it hard to get the felt/size correct? Did you use purchased soles? Any advice on these would be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to make them and have the size all wrong after finishing one.
It’s nice that the weather is cooling down a bit, for the most part. We had a scorcher here yesterday though and the lethargy hit hard again…hope that’s the end of the real heat. Back to lots of projects and progressing hopefully!
On a totally unrelated (where’s Ed??? ) topic. I finally had a comment with some answers re: my post on exercise guru, Ed Allen:
August 24th, 2006 at 2:27 am
Hi, Ed is a great friend of mine.
He is very private person.
Exercises every day.
He will be 80 soon.
I’m hoping this isn’t spam (don’t spammers have anything better to do, like getting rich working in the software biz)!!! Anyways, I sent an email with a few more ??’s to this Veggie….visitor. Not a week goes by when I don’t have at least 5-10 searches for Ed, showing up at Veggies….. It appears, I am not the only person wondering, ‘Whatever Happened to Ed Allen? ‘.
And on that cryptic note, LOL…..have a great Thursday. 🙂