Friday, March 6, 2009

Night Job!

No - I didn't take a second job - but I am having a change of pace in the evenings of late! I purchased this yarn a while back - I really like the soft, variegated colors. Its been a long time since I crocheted anything and after watching Terri make so many great crocheted projects lately, I thought I would try something. (And you must go visit Terri and check out her new "Fancy"!) Plus it doesn't make as much of a mess as stitching does - when I'm done I can stuff it easily in the hall closet and be clean and neat for anyone who might view the house the next day!

It had been so long since my last crochet project (15 years?) that I needed a little refresher. And I have to admit I've ripped this one out to the beginning twice! I finally figured out what I was missing and in two more skeins, I'll have a nice little neck warmer!

Yesterday I thought I would gather a few fat quarters and plan a couple of fabric baskets that I can easily throw together for gifts on a Sunday afternoon. I've been using a wonderful Aiden Linen for the bottom and handles that I got from Kathy over at Pink Chalk Studio. But as I pulled the fat quarters, I realized I could use some more colors of linen. I went on Pink Chalk Studio's website and ordered these luscious Ivory and Lime Green half yards at about 2:30 pm yesterday. They were in my mailbox when I arrived home this evening! Now that's service! Of course it helps that we are a mere city apart, but nevertheless - wonderful service!

12 comments:

Libby said...

That lime green is just delicious!

Purple and Paisley said...

oh my goodness! your crochet is gorgeous! lol...it makes a beginner like me feel shameful about the stuff i post...it's fabulous, candace! ☺

Stephanie said...

PRETTY!!! I bought a book, a hook, and some yarn in hope of crocheting...I got started and enjoyed it and then it got put aside. Time to bring it out again. You and Terri and great inspirations. LOVE THAT GREEN LINEN!

Linda B. said...

Your crocheting is beautiful! You will look great it that neckwarmer.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your crochet. How pretty.

Lisa D. said...

Wow, your crochet is amazing! What is that going to be when it "grows up"? I love your linen - you gotta love that fast service, that is truly astonishing!

sewtakeahike said...

your crochet is lovely Candace! the fibre you are using is perfect!

Kaaren said...

All you multi-talented women are so inspiring! I love the look of crochet but never had the opportunity to learn. It looks difficult Candace with all the connecting tiny stitches. Is it?

PamKittyMorning said...

Your crochet is killing me. Seriously. Wonderful.

CJ said...

Love the crochet! I'm like you... haven't done any in years! Seems like everyone is doing it these days, or knitting socks. Nothing is ever new is it :). Endless cycles of what's "cool".

That lime green is scrumptious!

Carrie P. said...

You crochet too. You are so talented. Love it.

Jackie said...

The crocheted scarf is fantastic! I can't believe it's been 15 years!