Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Startitis in honor of..

National Crochet Month. I have a pretty bad case of Startitis this time around. I hope I can follow through with a good case of Finishitis! It all began when I started thinking about what I will wear at CGOA's Chain Link Conference this summer. I started perusing patterns on Ravelry and the next thing I new my Ravelry queue had grown considerably and I had begun 3 new projects...

1. Sweet Pea Shawl [Ravel It!] - This gorgeous shawl was designed by Amie Hirtes (NexStitch) [Ravel It!] and published in "Stitch'n'Bitch: Happy Hooker". [Ravel It!]. I made one a year ago for my son's 1st grade teacher. I think this one is for me. (I still have to figure out something for my son's 2nd grade teacher and my daughter's kindergarten teacher... another day.. another post). This time I'm using Classic Elite Imagine in this vibrant colorway of blue pink and purple. This is as far as one skein took me...

2. Borealis Short and Sweet [Ravel It!] - This bolero was designed by Angela Best (La Vonne's Knot Just Knits) [Ravel It!] and published in "Stitch'n'Bitch: Happy Hooker". [Ravel It!]. I think thousands of crocheters have made this in the past year so I decided to join in the fun. I'm using a cotton yarn without sheen or sparle, so I envision this as a more with jeans over a tank or T. The yarn is Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton in this cool colorway, Borealis. One skein completed the back top and part of the front... which I think I need to frog. I was only supposed to work one side of the front top...oops.

3. Drops 89-15 Cardigan [Ravel It!] - If you read this blog, you know I love the many crochet patterns put out by GarnStudio Drops Designs. [Ravel It!] This one has been on my to do list for a bit and I finally decided to start it. I'm not sure if I will make the collar. But I love the alternating "Structure" and "Lace" pattern repeats on the cardigan, so I need to show a close up photo. I bought this yarn specifically with this pattern in mind at the 2006 JCA sale. It's Reynolds Madrigal - a "soft speckled cotton". This is as far as one skein took me...
Let's hope in the next month I finish these 3 projects, sew the sleeve on Purple Haze and do my taxes!

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2 comments:

Norah said...

Those are going to be beautiful! I had to add the cardigan to my Ravelry queue!

Angela said...

It will be interesting to see where you put your head if you don't frog the short n sweet. :)
Angela 'La Vonne' Best