Thursday, March 29, 2012

Did I Do That?

Several years ago I ordered two skeins of "on sale" silver grey, lace weight cashmere.  I couldn't make it behave and had a tangled mess on the first three projects I tried.  Since I had over 1000 yards of the stuff I decided I could at least double it and use it for a good sized shawl.  Never did!

A few weeks ago I lost my mind and picked up a crochet hook to make a dish cloth and ended up failing on the first cloth and barely finishing the second, AND swearing I would not crochet again for a while.
Combine loser cashmere yarn and less than successful craft and what do you have--the beginning of a silver grey, cashmere, reasonable facsimile of a crocheted shawl.  Time will tell!!  Send out good thoughts for me!!
The green bag is...mmmmmm...coming along.  When I was ready to start the top section I realized it was a combination of cables and dropped stitches.  I don't do dropped stitches, at least not deliberately.  I have fooled with this pattern from the get go anyway, so I decided to do my own thing again and just make the top section staggered cables.  It is working to my satisfaction and I guess that is all that matters.  It's a good thing no one is going to ask me to review this pattern.  And that's all I'm saying about that!   

Max writes a letter to the editor regarding the local squirrel population.  You may notice he is left pawed.
 Life is good!


kathy b said...


multitalented and adorable!! we have all had our yarn purchase mistakee eh? In time they find a new home or reinvent themselves.....thank good ness for the yarn equation
buy yarn + time= eventual success

SusanB-knits said...

Love the picture of Max!

SissySees said...

Southpaw Max. Write on, boy!

Love the start of the shawl and what I see of the pattern in the bag. You ARE talented; and all of this in the thick of tax season.

(Yeah. I'm finally facing that fact and doing ours this weekend. Booo.)

gMarie said...

Well that shawl will be stunning when it's done. Take it slow. The bag is interesting and look at Max go. I hope the editor chooses to post his photo. g