Unfinished business

Pineapple Posy

Remember the packing twine I used for my towel topper a few weeks ago (scroll down)? I had some left over and I badly needed a thingy for a side table (you’ve got to love the Military Engineering Services for the sheer numbers of dinky little tables they provide you with), so in overweening optimism, I started a doily called Pineapple Posy from Pineapple Crochet Designs ed. Rita Weiss. Naturally, the twine ran out, and I ended up with this. It shall remain in this condition forevermore, so in my books, it’s a finished object. At least the pineapples are done!

For my August CAT PAC, a friend sent me lots of blue-themed yarn and the Spring issue of Interweave Crochet, which had the Boteh scarf pattern. I had to start it immediately, so I grabbed the Patons Kroy sock yarn Rosi sent me as a contest prize and set off. The pattern repeat is simple enough, but I had to rip a bit after the second motif, having confused myself with right and wrong sides. Now it is making sense, though, and I’ve made quite some progress. Here it is:

Boteh scarf

Please forgive the blurry pictures, I’ll try and get a better one of the Boteh once it’s done.

I’ve also finished and added a zipper to Jacque‘s pattern that I was testing. Turned out a bit small, but more on that later. Have a hat FO in the wings, also, perhaps tomorrow.

I’ll never understand the fascination of the Larger than Life Bag, though. It’s just some motifs, right? Perhaps I’m missing something.

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

4 thoughts on “Unfinished business

  1. hey i know nothing about blogging but i figured it was something along the lines that you write and then hopefully find people with similar intrests or like minded people-well i guess i was just wondering if you can have like a network or something…maybe i am to myspace minded?

  2. I never quite understood the fascination with the Larger Than Life bag either… but I thought it was really cool that it pulled quite a few knitters over to “the dark side”. 😉

  3. I think the pineapple doily is sweet and just the perfect size for a small table like you’ve described. The blue scarf is lovely. Hope your father finds you something nice on his trip.

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