Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Granny Square

Tonight, I suddenly had the urge to crochet something. I haven't crocheted in years and don't really know anything beyond the basics. Even then, I make up stitches. What's a hdc?? Half double crochet? Wouldn't that be a single crochet? Whatever, I made up my own version, which I've already forgotten! Oh well.

It was pretty fun to crochet this granny square, which will be a smallish wash cloth. I have an old Red Heart pamplet (acquired from my aunt) from the 1960's or 70's with a few crochet patterns. One of which is how to make a granny square. Super easy. Just double crochets around and around. Plus, I used up ALL of my leftover dishcloth yarn scraps.

For me, I finished this in record time! An hour or two? Crochet can be so quick. Sure beats the cardigan I finished knitting last night. Needs blocking and buttons, but it's done. That's a saga worth its own post next time.

Granny Square
Yarn: Lily Sugar and Cream cotton
Crochet Hook: 5mm

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Small Socks

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Baby Socks
Pattern: basic sock construction but sized (guesstimated) by me
Size: toddler foot but infant leg?? Size unknown until child arrives
Yarn: ~20grams Trekking XXL
Needles: 2.75mm

Baby shower today. I've never made baby socks before, so I thought why not? I like to knit socks and tiny socks would be fun. I really don't know when these socks will the fit the baby. The foot is 4 inches long and so is the leg. Could be infant knee highs? Maybe the foot is toddler size? We'll find out over the next year.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I'm Emma?? I can't believe it! She's the character I like least, other than Marianne Dashwood. I've always identified more with Anne (Persuasion) or Elizabeth (P&P). Ack!

I am Emma Woodhouse!

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