I've made a separate page for my notes for my crocheted version of the BSJ. You can find my notes here. (Also listed in sidebar).
I've been busy over the past couple of days trying to fulfill a dream wish of mine. Converting the Baby Surprise Jacket to crochet. For my first attempt, I did a plain stitch for stitch translation from knit to crochet, replacing knit with single crochet. Quite early on I saw there was a problem, but … Continue reading Not quite there yet
Someone on Crochetpartners linked to a hexagon bedspread at Elann, so I went over to look. It's beautiful, but me and motifs and/or large patterns make a very bad combination. So I admired the pattern, and spent some time drooling over the yarn, before surfing over to look at the other free patterns at the … Continue reading Random opinions
Peggy, this is for you: Block and Offset Shell stitch pattern (US terminology) Multiple of 11 sts + 4 (add 2 for base chain) Row 1 (right side) (actually I don't see why this makes a difference, because the pattern is reversible) Skip 3ch (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into each of next 4 … Continue reading Block and Offset Shell stitch
One of my commentors asked me for the instructions for the block and offset shell pattern I used in my blue blanket. It is from the Harmony Guides. What's the legality or otherwise of posting the stitch instructions on the net? It isn't a pattern, but a stitch pattern. And here for the curious, are … Continue reading What’s the protocol?
Something. Another FO. In an effort to finish things and see what can be gifted/mailed away before we move, I finished this blanket. As usual, here are the details: Yarn: I've been told it is Lion Brand Woolease, by Cordelia, who gave it to me. (I think it might be the discontinued sportweight variety). I … Continue reading Blue? Turquoise?
Almost all are granny square patterns and I seriously doubt I'll ever make any of them, but why look a sale book in the mouth? This book has some non-granny square patterns, but ditto ditto. Then this book full of "designer knitting" (how unexpected!) which again ditto ditto, but might serve as good swap/Bookmooch fodder. … Continue reading Yet another book binge
I found out today one of my close friends has had a baby girl, just a little before she was due to. I'm hugely thrilled to hear of a girl, because it seems like everyone is popping out the other kind. I dearly want to make something for the baby, but the issue is that … Continue reading It’s a girl!
Sorry, I didn't mean to throw a whine-fest and vanish. My internet gave out on me on Wednesday afternoon and was only restored last evening. I had to reprogram my wireless router after a year and that took me some figurative hair-pulling before I managed to hit just the right keys. We changed our internet … Continue reading Sunshine
I've come to Hyderabad and am going to meet some friends. There's a kid's birthday party today, so I finally added buttons to the spike stitch cardigan, as well as a bottom and seams to the self-lined purse that was mostly done last year, begun in June! That's a couple more UFOs down. I've promised … Continue reading Purple putoffs