Thursday, May 04, 2006
My rice crispies are a-popping, the news is going on about the death of chemistry and elephants in London and I'm blogging at half seven in the morning. I probably should fill that cup with something with more caffeine in it than 4ply cotton.
I've not been knitting a huge amount the last few days. I have finished one Hedera and half way through the other, but a load of stitches fell off the needles in my bag (never have that problem with magic loop, grumble grumble dpns grumble grumble) so there is a bit of surgery required on it before I pick it up properly.
The real reason for lack of knitting has been crochet which I set myself as a bank holiday weekend project. I've never really tried crochet before. It was partly because I'd never seem many crochet designs I liked, but with all the happy hookering in the knit-blogosphere recently I've been inspired.
After several hours of just making a mess it started to make sense. I've managed a big cotton circle thin and small double treble (american=treble) scarf for a friend's daughter. The variegated yarn was fun with the big trebles, because of the way it twists together.
I still think I would rather be knitting, but this might change as I get better - there are aspects of crochet I like. When I studied art I was never so good at working flat, and there is something more 3D about crochet.
Right, I'm off to see if there is such a thing as an orange in the house. Oh and VOTE! knew there was something I had to do on the way to work today.