Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Crochet Kids, Classes, and Cable Tomtens

We had a Crochet Club meeting this morning - my co worker and I run a crochet club for the kids in school - and one of my students brought in a blanket! She was one of the students that joined already knowing how to crchet, but the fact that she was able to complete a whole blanket so fast (and a single crochet scarf with fringe) in such a short time was so impressive. I'll take pics at our Friday meeting and post them, I'm so proud of all of them!

Classes at WPUNJ started and I was just on the net doing homework. I'm excited and nervous. I'm glad I'm doing it now, though, cause I look at people in school who already have kids and they're doing it, but I have no idea how.

I tore out the cable tomten again. This is I think tear out number 7. It's not that it's not working ( I just replaced some of the front fouteen stitches on either side with simple cables) I've just had one glitch after the other. This last time was the tension. It was so tight on the bottom, but way too loose on top. Then all the rip outs really ruined a few yards of the yarn, so I started fresh. The problem is because it's the smallest project I'm working on right now I carry it around and am working on it lunch, in the car, in the stairwell taking my kids to special. I really need to work on keeping the tension consistant.

Other than the tomten...I finished the Vibrant tomten...I'm working on this blanket by Stick-Legged Girl in the same yarn as the Vibrant. I'm also working on a fan and feather shawl in some Wool in the Woods Bobcat yarn in CTH Wild Cherry colorway.

Bonus pic of Smudge ...


Farrah said...

Oh my goodness- you're making my blanket! I am crazy-excited to see how it turns out. Please let me know!

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