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?

6 comments:

Moe said...

*whistle* Is that shawl sized? How big? Wow. LOVE IT. Very very cool.

So fab.

Steph said...

I'm putting my money on the geek being the phantom hacker - but then I'm not sure...

Swans? Can't wait to see that, although, I still have nightmares about being attacked by Bjork whilst walking through the Public Gardens.

Alison said...

The Zit Remedy! Morgan, I can't believe you're old enough to remember that song! Joey Jeremiah rules...

Lynne said...

Yummy! I want to learn crochet now! I think shawls are the new dollie (sp?)

donna said...

dear morgan,
i have missed you and your hooking. i love to check the website to see how you are doing so im glad that you are writing again. you are a great crocheter and i love to see your clothes and pretty apartment.
ciao, donna.

Anonymous said...

is the phantom hacker saying "she" is cute or that you are? hmm if it's the later maybe you have a secret admirer (i know you don't like public ones lol)
-jess

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