It seems that I always have trouble keeping up with the Blog this time of year. It is May, and I noticed my last post was in November!!! But life (especially with 4 little ones) gets in the way. And we have a whole mess of holidays AND birthdays at the end of the year and the beginning of the new year. I have, however, managed to finish something in that time. Just did not have time to blog about it. If some of these are a repeat, my apologies, I try to make sure I do not duplicate my finished items, but some times it is possible on slips through a second time. First and foremost, I finished my Andromeda socks last year. It only took me 6 years…
I used KnitPicks’ Stroll solid yarn, in the Dusk color way. And some small #6 white beads. I actually love the sock pattern, it has some lace and some mini cables, and the elegant cuff of with the beads, al things I love! I did change a few things, I used a provisional cast on, and just before I added the beads, I knit the active stitches of the cast on side together with the stitches on my needles. It creates a very non-binding top. Maybe a little too loose, because they actually tend to sag just a little when I wear them. But I still love them.
I also finished this shopping net, for a dear friend’s Xmas present. I used Peaches and Cream Cotton in the Floral Bouquet color. The funniest thing happened, while I was crocheting this, I was getting a hint of a smell. It would come and go. After quite a little while (I do get distracted, you know) I realized it was actually the yarn! I had unintentionally bought one of the scented colors. I personally do not really care for it, but it was not terribly invasive, provided you are not sensitive to these kind of smells. It was alright for 1 project.
The pattern? It is called Gehaakt Boodschappennetje, and is to the best of my knowledge only available in Dutch. Really a shame, because it is a good size, look:
And it folds up into a little bundle, in a pocket that has very cleverly crocheted into the bag:
Great pattern, even if I did loose count of how many double crochets and such I was doing, something that changed almost every row. It took every bit of 3 skeins.
I will leave you for now, but hopefully I will see you again soon.