Why is it that so much of the things that keep us so busy in life do not always involve yarn? I have been up to my eye balls in daily life with not much time to pick up a crochet hook or to weave, or even read a blog or two. Last weekend I attended a conference, which I really enjoyed but it left no time for yarn. I have tried to catch up this week but have been involved with kids, my work, a husband and house, not to mention my ailing Mother. This weekend is going to be about me getting some serious yarn time in whatever form I can.
This is the progress I have made on my cool crochet vest. I love this project when I get the time to settle down and crochet a row or two. I am making this with a size H crochet hook, which was perfect when I made my swatch but now is not. I get the right gauge with the width but not the height. I tried a hook one size up but found the width to be too big. So I decided the best thing to do was add a few extra rows of double crochet to make up the difference in height and cross my fingers that it turns out right. Any other suggestions out there from you crocheters?
The first part of the pattern is pretty simple, it is the collar I am worried about. But as is my usual style I will tackle it when I get to that part of the pattern.
I also ordered this beautiful yarn from Webs. I am intending to make four more shawls for my sisters etsy shop. I was a bit hesitant to order without touching the yarn, but I have to say I am very pleased. The prices are great so give Webs a try.
I leave you with this beautiful lilly sitting on my kitchen table, isn't she a beauty?
Hope you are all having a great week. I promise to try and catch up on blogs this weekend.