Midnight Crocheter

Crocheting, Knitting and any type of yarn-crafts or needlework that tickles my fancy. Some personal blogging too.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Lots done, lots more to go!

Boy, have I been a busy bee lately!

1) Finished the London Beanie for the Knitting Olympics.

What did I learn during this challenge?

a) knitting in the round, using a circ
b) using 2 circs for the smaller diameter as I got near the top
c) changing colours in knitting -- although I have to learn to how to avoid colour jogs when knitting in the round (next time)
d) long-tail cast on, one hand only (I used to use the thumb method which requires two hands....I've nixed doing that again as I seem to cast on too tightly this way -- see prev post for details)

2) Finished a promised 12" square for a comfortghan.

What did I learn with this project? That not all 50g balls of ww yarn are enough for a 12" square. I had to fudge the last row and did a row of hdc's instead of dc's. But, it made my measurements perfect!

3) Started my Crochet Olympics project
(called Weekend Wonder by FCEC)

I'm using Shetland Chunky in a very dark green, which happens to be the same as the pic in the magazine!

AND, once I've finished this sweater, I'll be making another three London Beanies: one for my BIL Jamie and one each for the kids' godfathers who happen to both be named John. (Yes, it sometimes does get confusing.)


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