Sunday, January 21, 2007

Found It!

I found the Family Circle Easy Crochet Spring Edition today in Michaels. Yes, I hit every craft store and bookstore and Michael's was the last one and it was there-figures.

Anyway, I already know what I am making:






No, I've never done Fair Isle "Crochet", but I'm going to try it. I will make it in the Patons Merino (as suggested) and in the same colors as not to confuse myself too much. All sc, so it should take a while and yes, wrist is still bothering me. I have to pick up the yarn, but will get it next week at AC Moore since they have every color of Patons Wool there (until I need it, right?) and I still have $100 gift card left.

I may make this also:





using the awesome wool blend I received a few weeks ago as a RAOK (it's the earthtones in the lower left side of the pic). However, I don't know if it'll be enough-the yarn is from Italy and there isn't any yardage listed, so I'll have to get the kniddy knoddy out and give it a whirl.

To answer a question about knitting, no Lucy, I haven't tried it, but I decided this AM to definitely start learning it. I did finally pick up a set of the Knifty Knitter's just because I wanted them (round and a long loom) and then figured I would learn to knit once and for all no matter what. So, I ordered a few library books (that aren't in yet), bought the Knitting Answer Book, picked up the SnB Knitting book, bought Mason-Dixon Knitting, have a book Wendy sent me ages ago and am ready to go.

My virus thingy is almost gone too-slightly stuffy, but all in all okay-thanks for all the well wishes!

9 comments:

Lucy said...

I saw that bag too...I'm very tempted! Hey, didn't I mention that wrist brace to you....it works! check AC Moore

Vera H. said...

Glad you found the magazine!

Sheila said...

The crop sweater would be a cool project... hope you have enough of the earthtone yarn.

Kimberly said...

I'm sending my mother out on a mission to find that magazine! Lets hope B&N has it as thats where I am sending her!

Deneen said...

Kimberly-Vera mentioned it was at B & N.

Not enough of the bulky yarn for the cropped sweater-now I am wondering (and I haven't checked yet), but maybe Rainbow Boucle will work.

Megan said...

Good choice on the knitting books! I watched the videos at knittinghelp.com when I wanted to learn, but I found that reading through the instructional chapters in SnB helped a lot, too. Good luck!

Wendy said...

I am glad you are feeling better! I want to get that magazine also.

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Must. get. magazine. :-)

Wendy said...

I was at Target today and thought I was buying that magazine. It was mad, crazy and I spent way too long in that store. I ended up buying the Better Homes and Gardens 2006 winter issue. I think I already have this magazine, too...sigh. I don't know why I thought it was the Family Circle one, I guess I just saw Crochet and grabbed it. The kid in the santa suit should have clued me off.

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