Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Deux Points pour Crochet Jacquard

I've been blogged! Twice!
Now that I do not crochet, other than my weekend swatch sessions, I seem to be attracting attention as a crocheter. Ah, the irony of it all.
Carol Ventura, Patron Saint of Tapestry Crochet, featured me on her awesome blog! And then Amy O'neill Houck did one too! I am very proud indeed. However, at the moment it's like they're talking about another person.

"Time goes by: reputation increases, ability declines." - Dag Hammarskjöld

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mira mira mira!!!!

Lookit what I got! My GUANTAZO! Aren't they amazing?

These were made by Azaharania who lives in Sevilla. Azaharania, you are so awesome! These are just what I like best: Nordic, complex, and Red!

And look what else she sent me:

Soap, and a candle, pretty tissues and a lovely card written in English that's frankly better than mine.

Gracias Azaharania eres la mejor! No me los quito ni para cocinar!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Paradise Lost

Blech. Back to work day after tomorrow which means No More Crochet for Lara Croft. Anyways, here's what else I did and finished for today's deadline Jan. 6th Three Kings:

Stone Path Hat by Lisa Naskrent, from Interweave Crochet Winter 2007. This has been my first attempt at crochet cables. I found it terribly difficult at first, but finally figured it out about halfway down. DS actually likes it!

Another Russian Hat, this one for my favorite Niece.

We were both surprised to discover that it matches a scarf I made for her back when I was starting to crochet!
Well, that's that, I'll be back sometime in June I guess. Grr this sucks.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

She's Back!

Oh, holidays! I was born for holidays! After a week off work I actually have the mental bandwidth to post to my blog! Well, that's one excuse: the other is of course Ravelry, which is the fiber lover's new DRUG, extremely addictive.
Despite the annoyance of having to actually work ugh and worse still, think about work problems even when not working, I have been crocheting. Just enough to stay sane. Not enough to make the new Interweave deadline for submissions!
Here's what I did: my Guantazo!
Here's what else I did: a hat! ETA: I forgot to mention something really important: this hat was designed by Annette Petavy! I just added the band of jacquard.
Wow. What a day. I left this post half-finished and sped off to Barcelona where I made a special detour to Persones Llanes. I saw the wonderful, delightful, funny and giggly Tura who I swear said her first word in my presence: "Ball-Winder!" And then, in walks my long-lost Pushka! And as if this were not enough, she informs me that today, which is a Wednesday and not a Monday, there's a Special Session of my even more Long-Lost Barcelona Knits! We braved the drizzling rain and went thither where I saw some old friends and made some new ones.