i ran my usual sort of errands and appointments this morning, and picked up some "brightness" along the way.
on the left, a ball of yarn and some fabric. they yarn is red heart's "boutique unforgettable" in colorway parrot. the colors are not my usual sort, but i wanted something brighter, and not like the colors of my other hats.
below the yarn is some fabric i picked up. every now and then, i will buy 2 yards of a 45" wide fabric to make a quick & dirty tablecloth.
all i do is turn the cut ends under (twice, 1/4" each time, for no cut edges to be exposed) and then stitch across. i leave the selvedge edges alone. i like the simple look.
i've not yet done the sewing, as after checking into tires for my truck, and grocery shopping, and "other things", i didn't feel like sitting down at the machine.
instead, later this evening, i plan on starting a crochet hat (the unforgettable hat! in the same colorway, gasp!).
on the right is a crochet magazine i found at my grocery store. i paged through it quickly, and found at least as many projects i'd like to make equal to the dollar price. so, i brought it home. it will be my bedtime reading. i tried to find it online, but perhaps it's too recent?
hmmm … found some of the patterns uploaded to ravelry here.
projects i'm very much interested in:
- merry the moose --- yep! a 7" moose!
- winter frost --- a cool pullover (cool as in "if norah gaughan did crochet"!)
- bering sea --- the hat (though it includes a scarf pattern)
- holly berry cowl
- the harrison sweater
- city park gloves
- spangled lightbulb garland
- snow cap
- midnight sparkle sweater
- woodland cowl
plus, there's a couple of great technique articles on cabling and tunisian stitches.