Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Just a couple of things

I was hoping to have Trinity's Chevron top finished by today so I could show it to you. It's not quite done yet, but I'm showing you anyway. When I got to the store yesterday, I had two hours to work on something before opening, but I just couldn't get into sewing the sleeves in. Add to that the fact that I should have taken both colours of yarn to work with me, but only brought white... well, I just put it aside and did something else. This morning, I've sewn the first sleeve in but have had a difficult time sitting still long enough to sew in the second one.

There. When it's completely done, I'll post another picture. The neckband will be a garter stitch band worked in turquoise. I think I'm happy with it; I'll know for sure when I see how it fits Trinity... IF it fits Trinity. (They're arriving some time on June 13 and staying for five days.) I'll take pictures. Duh!

So, I mentioned that I worked on something else at the store yesterday. Let me know what you think so far.

I could tell you what it's going to be, but that might spoil it, don't you think? For now, I'm calling it Citrus Punch. The colours ARE bright. Oh, ok.... so I can't keep a secret. It's going to be another toddler sweater, this time for Oceanna, who, apparently, looks really good in these kinds of colours. (They're my colours, too.) I'll take more pictures as I go along. For this one, I've not even written anything down, but it's sort of along the lines of this drawing...

From what my daughter tells me, my youngest granddaughter is a big little girl. I've been told to make this sweater "big" so it will fit Oceanna for a while. I'm making it the same size as the ones I've been making for Trinity, 2-3 years.

On to the lakewatch. I know I didn't post pictures here last week, but I did post pictures here. I found it a little difficult to really see the difference from one week to the next until I put all the pictures in one place, one after the other. The lake has really come up fast.

Towards the dock. The rocks that were completely out of the water a month ago are now completely submerged and the water is creeping up the sides of the dock. From here on in, any time a larger boat goes by, the water will be splashing up between the planks of the dock.

The barbecue pit... now completely submerged under almost a foot of water. We won't be having a bonfire until the fall now.

And that's it for today. I have every intention of getting a bunch of stuff done today, very little of it involving the computer. It's sunny, it's warm. Guess where I'll be.

Oh, just had a thought. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good beginner crochet project? I'll be teaching a 3-week crochet class and I have no idea what to make. It needs to be something that is interesting, simple and uses a variety of crochet stitches. I could design something, but why re-invent the wheel if there's something out there already. I need your suggestions. What would you make if you were teaching this class?

1 comment:

  1. Have you looked at www.thecrochetdude.blogspot.com?
    He has some free patterns or you could always write him. I'm sure Drew would be pleased as punch to share ideas with you.

    I don't crochet (except the occasional edging) but find him entertaining, well written, creative and he makes me THINK about crocheting...

    p.s. I resent my security question today. I have to type mg I DORKA - I am NOT a dork LOL