Posts Tagged ‘Crafty Planet’

Crochet Revisited

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The Madre went above and beyond this past Christmas and gifted me several awesome knitterly gifts, including a beautiful set of 10″ Straight Harmony knitting needles.

I quickly decided that the polyester case they arrived in did not do them justice and they needed some sort of fantastic vessel to display their rock star qualities.  Enter my crazy idea to attempt another crochet project with a big pretty ball of Noro Big Kureyon that’s been kicking around in my stash for who knows how long.

I quickly realized that whatever it was I thought I learned how to do over Christmas (rav link) was not what one would call ‘normal crochet’.  This latest attempt (rav link) ended up being a free form conglomeration of crochet-like stitches that sort of looked like I intended.  (Actually, I’m sure they’re some sort of valid crochet stitches but they’re definitely not the basic sc, dc, and tc stitches the original pattern I attempted called for…)

Enter the ever awesome Crafty Planet to the rescue!  This past weekend I took the first of three beginning crochet classes which will hopefully set me on the right crochet path once and for all.  We’re working on a market bag which so far looks pretty cool although not exactly to the ‘looks like a bag’ stage yet.

Maybe I stand a chance at tackling this crochet thing yet!?!

Pop! Goes the Fair Isle

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Tonight was the second night of our Fair Isle class, so rhymeswithfun and I stopped at POP! for some delicious eats before heading back down the street to Crafty Planet.

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Delicious Chicken Satay Salad anyone?  Or perhaps some yummy Pasta B?

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My hat is coming along well, although I really hope Gretchen (our awesome teacher) is right about it settling down some once I block it.  I was a bit tight with my stitches in the beginning, but I think I’ve finally got the tension thing a little more under control.  About time, I say.  Look at those ripples!

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I have a about 8 rows left before I block it and then I’m done!!