Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Freeing up the Needles

Despite my Startitis of late, I've been trying desperately to keep myself on task and actually finish a few things before starting new ones. Some days its a struggle because I don't want to work on current projects but some days its just fine and I work along on something easily.

Since today is Tuesday (and I have Open Crochet Night this evening) I will focus on the Crochet first. For months I have had a little doily finished that I intended to put on my desk. All it needed was two measly ends woven in and to be blocked. For some reason, I just couldn't seem to bring myself to do it.
Finally, I broke down and finished it. You know something? It feels pretty good.

Pattern: Filet Crochet Doily from Beginner's Guide to Filet Crochet
Yarn: DMC Traditions Crochet Cotton, Size 10, one skein 5818 Pink
Hook: 1.75mm
Recipient: Me, for my desk in my home office.
Notes: I found this pattern very easy to follow. It is cast on at the side and crocheted across to the other side, making long rows but fewer of them.

Inspired by the fact that I finally finished it, I managed to finish another project as well. One that has been in my sights pretty much as soon as I touched it:

I apologize for the bad picture, its very grey outside here today and I couldn't seem to find decent light for these to save my life.
Regardless, here we go:

The Pattern: Feather & Fan Socks from Socks, Socks, Socks with a modified pattern repeat.
The Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock, handdyed by me with Easter Egg dye.
The Needles: US Size 2 (2.75 mm)
The Recipient: Since this yarn is pretty special to me and they fit me perfectly, hmm. Me!
Notes: I would only like to note that with these socks, it was pretty special because I had dyed the yarn myself and had so much fun doing it.

Well, there you have it, two more projects out of the running, now maybe I will have more focus to apply to other projects. Although, I wouldn't hold your breath.


Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

Both projects are beautiful. I love the socks. : )

Teresa said...

Love the socks! Bet it feels good to put them in the finished column!