Monday, October 16, 2006
What's she been up to now? Anti-antimacassars. The original pattern for this penultimate form of useless cozy dates from 1944, and was worked in 30 Crochet Cotton. I've used butterfly cotton and a 3.5mm hook and ended up with a massive pineapple motif shawl. I think pineapple motifs may be the savior of crochet (in the eyes of knitters anyway). Even though I'm not going to take the Canadian Spool Cotton Company's advice -despite their claim that "A favorite design adds charm to your choicest chair." (choicest?) .
I think I might be on to something. Some of the most beautiful crochet work ends up in the much maligned doily. Not only does the art then suffer from doily stigma, (horrors!) but the gauge is so impossibly small that it's graphic quality is all but lost. My next crack at guageswitching is going to be to enlarge one of my favorite doily styles: the 3D swan. Of course I'm v.inspired by Hildur Bjarnadóttir's "Swanhildur" here, **bwa ha! Morgan ran off and left her blog unattened. Silly girl! Who is this phantom hacker? I do not know, she sure is cute tho! **but I'm thinking of something more faithful to the original patterns and less statuesque (which is probably inevitable).
What else is going on? Taking a class on acid dyes...making dolls....vacuuming (thanks to Ninja!) and fair bawling and greeting after too short visit from Scottish Cousins
Soundtrack: "Show You How", Lindsey Buckingham
"Everybody Get Ready", The Zit Remedy
....is it just me or are these two songs eerily similar?
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