Saturday, May 17, 2008


The Tulip Throw continues along. It's a nice TV project, simple to crochet. It's fun picking out the next flower color.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Tulip Throw

Since I'm clearly in a tulip frame of mind this spring, I started the Tulip Throw from Coats and Clark. Also tossed it up for a CAL idea on Craftster, if anyone wants to play along:

It's turning out beautifully!

Friday, May 09, 2008


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Yarn Haul

Well, I made it to Joanne's yesterday. I was already on an errand in that area so I took a detour and found myself in the yarn aisle. I got four Caron 1 pound skeins because they were on sale for 5 dollars @: in pink, cream, light brown, and dark brown. I will use these on my 12" squares, plus since three of them are neutrals I'm sure I will find plenty of other uses... animals, edgings, etc. I wasn't feeling terribly well so I didn't browse around at other yarns, just grabbed four pounds of Caron and tottered off for checkout, lol. I must be doing really well at stash-busting, to find myself in need of restocking, so that's good. Still have lots of little scraps to use up in the hexagon granny.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Goodbye links, Goodbye craft store

Ah, I had to wave goodbye to all my links and sidebar stuff when I changed templates. I saved it all in a notepad document, but do I feel like bothering with it? Not quite yet.

At least I am getting back in the crochet swing again. Got two squares finished for the 12" CAL, made a small granny square afghan, and am making a hexagonal granny as part of a CAL on craftster.

Sometimes it seems I spend 90% of my crochet time winding yarn, or untangling yarn, or frogging yarn! Progress on projects has been slow. I did organize my yarn-stash, which helped.

My little local craft store shut down. They were kind of pathetic, but still, if you needed a skein of Red Heart on short notice (and weren't too choosy on color) it was a lot quicker than going across town or into the giant conglomerate. Beyond that, though, I have FOND MEMORIES of the place. I've been in there now and then for fifteen years. I saw them through the occasional renovation/rearrangement. I saw them through a name change. After Christmas sales. I bought yarn in there, both Red Heart and the little balls of Sugar N Cream cotton yarn for dishcloths and the occasional piece of scrapbook paper for ATC's. Lots of stuff over the years. I knew it was only a matter of time, though. The last few years I had the feeling they weren't even TRYING anymore, you know? Nothing was ever stocked, and the only craft they really seemed interested in catering to was scrapbooking and I don't think they had the number of customers in this tiny little town to support that.

So anyway. One of these days I will have to make A Trip across town and load the car with yarn, haha. Like a pioneer woman going into town for flour.