Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Monday, March 27, 2006
I blame Bron
She's evil flaunting all those beautiful crochet projects.
I finally caved and ordered this:
Because I loved this:
Which Bron had made and it turned out gorgeous.
But then I also loved these:
And I really like this cowgirl like hat for one of the girls:
The day before the book arrived I was going crazy waiting. I had the crochet bug and needed a fix so I found the pattern online for This Shawl. But still I was not satisfied. I didn't have the yarn for it. I dyed some sexy mohair but then had a major fight with the ball winder from hell. I do not have luck with ball winders at all. Now I'm just angry with the yarn that wouldn't wind so I set it aside.
Luckily the Happy Hooker arrived the next day and last night I started on Short and Sweet. There are a few small mistakes in the written pattern. Unless I'm blind, there are a bunch of ch2's missing. They're easy to pick up just be wary of it or read the chart instead.
Of course I'm not getting gauge. I'm using Cotton Fleece and the required hook but I'm about oh, waaaay off. I'm making the medium which is marked at a 32" bust. With my way off gauge I'm getting the large size so far. I'd rather have something in between the 2. We'll see if I rip this out. It's a pretty easy pattern. Great if you're just starting crochet or, if you're like me, picking it up after a long knit only hiatus.
Now that still didn't seem to be enough, I have this book sitting in my Amazon cart. I need it. Thank you Bron.
I hope I've passed the bug on to th rest of you. It's like having a song in your head. Once you sing it out loud everyone else gets it in their head and you feel better about your own madness. You need to crochet too. la la la dee da - crochet - da dee la la la