25 April 2006

Yarn, yarn



I have this yarn. It's a wonderful 60% cotton/40% acrylic yarn, but I didn't know what I was doing when I purchased it. I thought it would make wonderful knitted socks. I was wrong. I started with the multicolored one and cast on, knit for about an inch and then ripped it out 3 different times. I tried a scarf, but it was like a large rectangular dishcloth. What could I make with only 100g of it? I finally decided that my yoga mat needed a cozy. This is actually crocheted. I know, I know. I said I wasn't going to pick up the hook again, but it's like this drug. I can't stop. I love to crochet! There I said it. I love to crochet! Anyway, I am currently working up the dark blue. Once again there is only 100g. As I was working on the yogamatcozy (using a size G hook, BTW) I thought that if I used a larger hook that it was possible the item would not be so stiff. So I am currently working on a triangular shawl using a K hook and double crochet. It will be a bit small, but remember that I only have 100g. And, yes, it is really soft. Once I learned to work WITH the yarn and not force it to do my bidding things are turning out alright.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! What a good idea! I have a Yoga mat and it drives me nuts! I'd like to say it get's a lot of use...but...um...that would be a lie. Lol* It gets oodles of use by my four year old daughter who pulls it out from behind the couch at every opportunity...now I can make a lil' cozy like yours and stash it away somewhere. Woohee! ;)

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