I cannot believe this is Sunday. Where have I been all this week? Oh, well I guess some days are like that, especially when it's so hot that all we think about is finding someplace cooler to be.
Knitting/crocheting in public makes me feel like an alien around here. Everyone keeps giving me sideways glances and outright stares sometimes. A bit daunting really but I "manned up" and kept right on. The kids were the best part of K/CIP, they seemed facinated with the hook flipping and twisting. Sometimes it was so quiet you could hear the slide of the hook through the loops. There's nothing like watching a child's eyes as all that yarn comes right out the middle of the ball. Really sad though when the parents got embarrases by their staring, I mean they weren't touchingand grabbing or being loud or anything. I guess most people down here think it is a solitary craft for people who want to be alone.
I really wanted to finish my Baby Blanket. Crocheting a Blanket of any size is uncomfortable at this time of year so I tried to limit myself to Air Conditioned places with that project. I did learn something about myself though. I just began Corcheting a month or so ago and this blanket was my first real project besides dishclothes. I knew that I am a tight knitter so I was kinda expecting this but my crocket blanket is a full 6" shorter and than the one in the pattern. My measurements were supposed to come out at 34" tall and 37"long but I've only got 25" tall and 30 1/2" wide. That is an insane amount smaller than I wanted but as a beginner I do not know what I can do about making it longer. There is a border around the blanket so if I add rows I may mess up the shell pattern. I have asked the Moderator in my Learning Crochet group on Ravelry but so far no reply. Understandable since I only asked this morning at 3 :). Plus this pattern was supposed to use 18oz of yarn but I still have about 1/3 of my Pound Of Love ball left.
Here's a pic of it so far. I love this stitch, it lays nice and flat for me, which I can't say about some of my knitting.
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