Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Didn't Know I Could Crochet!

Well, just a little. I made this new discovery after I got bored with the rounds and rounds of knit stitch on the vest. There was a blogger somewhere that mentioned she loved knitting dishclothes when she got bored with a long project, so I thought I'd try my hand at it!

I first I tried a lovely leafy lace pattern and that wasn't working out for me and I ripped it out after about 6 rows. Start at the beginning, right? So I did one of these:

The tried and true! I had never knit anything on a bias before, so that was new. I really enjoyed watching the shape come to life as I knit more rows! Then at the end I went and found a tutorial for single row crocheting and went to town around the outside! I must say, I'm awfully impressed with myself! I think I'm going to create a second one in white with the natural border. I'm looking forward to trying more interesting patterns for these!

Last night, apart from the project above, I also took apart the first of the red sweaters. It sits in pieces behind me at the moment. I won't be able to start the actual frogging until Mr. Pie isn't working night shift anymore because he needs to keep the furry child away from me. Popeye, our kitty, goes NUTS when I start ripping out all that yarn, like it's his personal playground! And I can't do anything about it because my hands are tied up. So that project shall wait for next week.


  1. Yay for crocheting the border!! Love that dishcloth. I'm jonesing to crochet some more but I don't have any cotton at the moment. I love crocheting dishcloths and love using them.

    Our new kitty feels the same way about frogging. He gets so excited. I bought a crock to put my yarn in so he wouldn't chase the ball but now he goes into the crock and digs it out. LOL He also loves embroidery. Very craft kitties we have.

  2. Aww, that is so cute! Of COURSE you can crochet!'ve done much harder things. Good job. :)

  3. I feel crochet and knitting are sisters and going very well together. Always good to know both.