You know what you cannot photograph? What you cannot find. You are just going to have to take my word for it that I finished the pair of half done mittens I posted before. Imagine there are two of them. Imagine that they match in size. Imagine that they have perfect little thumbs all nicely attached and that all of the ends are woven.
Can you see it in your mind? Joy and bliss.
In my house full of crocheted items it could be a while before we come across the mittens. We used to have a little storage piece in the entryway that held all of our warm woolie things. We overran that and started annexing other parts of the house for crochet storage. Now there are so many things that is often hard to find the exact thing you want, even though you know it is here somewhere. On an up note, there are likely a dozen other options when you cannot find the thing you want.
I can share that I made a mandala.
I held two strands of Malabrigo merino lace together for each round of this. I like it. I think I need to add a bit more crochet to the decoration of my home instead of just decorating my family. So, first of more to come. It was nice to make. It was repetitive enough to be quick to learn a row but fast enough to be done in an afternoon. It would have been more calming if the ends had just vanished.
I also started a new cowl with the Shibui yarn I received for Valentine’s Day. It is so soft and nice to work with. I started this with a smaller hook, worked it flat, hated it, ripped it out. I upped the hook size, worked it flat, hated the edges, ripped it back. Now I am at an even bigger hook size, working in the round, and I am finally happy. It’s working up nicely. I think I need to start a new policy of using up yarns new into the house quickly. I think I could be shooting myself in the foot with this because of the Christmas haul, but so many awesome yarns have been languishing in my stash that it makes me sad. I need to use things.
To that end, I think I want to try the Lost in Time wrap from Mijo Crochet. I have been looking at this for years. I started one once while I was sitting all day through jury duty selection but I didn’t like the colors (I also was not chosen for jury duty so yippee!). For some reason, I never went back to it. I remember enjoying the challenge of it. I think I should try again. There was a lot to learn from in that design. It would be good for me to try again.
Meg wishes you a happy Sunday!