More Yarn, More Projects

I went to the store today to buy more yarn. Supposedly, it was to get additional yarn to finish the knitted squares for the blanket — the project that was supposed to get me back into knitting, but my mom got all enthusiastic about it, so now she’s doing it!

I wasn’t thrilled with the color choices in the same weight, but I found a nice green that will go well with the textured blue and the two shades of rose. I’d like to find one more color, and have it a five-color, but I won’t rush it.

I also picked up a lovely shimmery pale blue. I’m going to sketch a simple, long-sleeved V-neck sweater that I’d like in it, and that can be my mom’s next project!

I’d hoped to find a nice blue and white cotton I’d seen a few weeks ago –but of course it sold through. CROCHET WORLD had an interesting dress pattern I wanted to try. I’ll keep my eyes open and see if I can come across it.

I fell in love with a teal suede yarn — I’d love to do a simple crocheted jacket and skirt. The store didn’t have enough, so I might have to order the quantity online.

What’s your favorite online yarn store? I looked at several and haven’t yet made a decision. My friends who knit for Broadway and film swear by a company here in New York called School Products. Of course, they’re not carrying the teal suede right now — although I may order some cashmere from them!

As for my own work, I’m still crocheting away on the yellow cotton blanket. It’s nearly halfway done now, nice, even stitches.

I’m going to stick to crochet for the moment. Crochet relaxes me, while knitting still stresses me out. And with the additional stresses I have in my life right now, I want to use the crochet time as relaxation time.

I’ll go back to knitting when I have more breathing room in other areas of my life.

What are your summer projects?


1 Comment

  1. ladylinoleum said,

    August 16, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    I like Webs for online yarn purchases. Selection is good and they have a great sale section. Although, I order all over the place. LOL

    Summer projects – pattern testing (almost finished too!) a crocheted crab; half-web crocheted shawl; making another market tote that I co-designed with one of my friends (also crochet); knitting another jolly roger shawl and skully sweater…lots going on.

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