April 15, 2006

Beginning of Shrug

This is as far as I have made it before having to put my knitting down for a couple of weeks.
My students art show is next week and I needed to focus on that completely. That is why I drove two hours there and two hours back just to get the yarn. I wanted it in my hands even thought I knew I wouldn't not be able to focus long enough to get far. But I thought I would add an update.
Even thought I am not posting often, I am reading everyones posts. I chose bittersweet and charcoal. I think I am going to like the contrast but it's a point where I am not sure. I can't wait for next week to be over so that things can slow down and I can get back to my shrug. As for the beginning circle, the opening doesn't bother me because I can close it later. But for those of you who are having a hard time, I found that Annie Modesitt also has a crochet Lacy Leaf Coccon in the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Crochet, page 30. That might work for those of you that want to start in crochet. It is as beautiful as the knitted one. I might try that one later.

April 12, 2006

Thoughts about starting...

Hi, I'm glad to be here and have my yarn on hand. I am planning to use Rowan All Season cotton for the solid color and I found some cotton/acrylic variagated yarn to go along with it. I have seen all the comments about the start of the circle and had thoughts about trying to start with a small crochet circle (like the ones used for arigurumi) and then pick up and knit . Any thoughts about this? I am also thinking about switching the solid and variagated colors...I wonder what that will do to the look.

April 04, 2006


I'm sorry I haven't posted more about my efforts; they are sitting on the sofa still staring at me. I've been pretty bummed about the colors not working out. In retrospect, I'm kind of wondering how I thought it could work. I'm leaning toward getting more yarn in a different color, which will take some time, so please go on without me. I just haven't been motivated because I've been disappointed. I'll get over it. In the meantime, I've been mulling over which colorways might look good.

Kenny, how is yours coming along? Has anyone else started?