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:: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 ::

Finished Objects

And some unfinished ones, as well. But first with the finished!

I'm trying to use up as much yarn as I can before I move, and this is the dent I've made into my crochet cotton. The smaller dishcloth is done in a modified seed stitch and the larger in an elongated basketweave.

I'm not crazy about the color, so these cloths will be the first scrubbies for my new place. I kinda feel like I'm filling a hope chest with these practical projects--dishcloths, blankets...

Including this monster. It's over eight feet long! Easily spans the couch with drape to spare, and designed for a queen-sized bed. One row takes anywhere from a half hour (when listening to the radio) to 45 minutes (when watching tv) to complete. To put that into perspective--a wide single color stripe takes at least three hours to crochet.

It's nice and warm and heavy, though. I'm trying to make the blanket as big as I can so it can keep me warm in my new bed. It can do that now, but only if I sleep very very still. -_^

And here we have proof of concept. I wanted to try my hand at lace knitting so I cast on this snowflake sock. While I like the pattern, the dark color didn't suit the lace very well, so I ripped everything out. Had to take the picture, though, for proof that my first lace project really did exist. -_^ The white strings are "lifelines". If I make a mistake like dropping a stitch the piece can be ripped back to the lifeline without fear of losing everything. The stitches get placed back on the needle and you can start from the beginning of the pattern repeat. Lace has so many wonky increases and decreases it seemed like a good idea.

In other news--the apartment search goes on. Waiting to hear back from one, going to see another on Saturday, and keeping my eye on Craig's List in the meantime. I'm mentally preparing for the first week of the month, when everything will go crazy with open houses and such. Here's hoping!

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