Wednesday, September 26, 2007

When the daylight fades and night invades

My last night of being 37 years old, and I think I almost had a heart attack and died from laughing so hard at The Chaser tonight. Gawd those boys are damn funny.

Given the lack of blogging and photos in the last month, I thought I'd better make up for it with a couple of shots of Projects I'm Currently Working On.

Exhibit A:

Short and sweet

This is the start of the back section to the Short and Sweet bolero from The Happy Hooker. I'm using the Lincraft Bamboozle and it's fun making it up, but this pattern isn't really very economical on yarn. I think I'll be making the bolero longer, so will require a lot more Bamboozle at some stage.
Exhibit B:

Cable swatch

One of the first magazines I bought when I finally worked out how to read a pattern was Crochet Today, a magazine I detest on one level for being a Coats publication and therefore only using Coats/Moda Dea yarn, but yet I also love it for the number of patterns in every issue and them being brave enough to combine funky patterns for News Boy hats with patterns for doilies.

Anyway, this magazine had a pattern for a crochet cable fisherman's sweater which I absolutely loved, but I'd be buggered if I could visualise how those cables were formed. Eventually I tried this swatch and it was so simple and yet clever that I'm going to make the whole jumper in this grey/mauve Jet.

A random question - I'm headed to Wagga in early November for a family wedding. Anyone know of any yarn shops I should be patronising?


  1. Happiest of days to you! :)

    When in Wagga Wagga you could visit the lovely Faye at Simply Stitches. She has quilting fabrics etc. and a very fine selection of yarns - only the good stuff. She operates out of her very well renovated garage and last I heard was looking for new premises.

  2. Happy Happy Happy birthday - we are now the same age (but I beat you here).

  3. Many Happy Returns! Have a lovely day.

  4. Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with sunshine, laughter and lots of yarn time.

  5. Happy birthday! I didnt' know you could do crochet cables - very clever.

  6. happy birthday for today, you are exactly one month and one year younger than me! may we stay forever thirty something!

  7. Happy birthday Mick!!!

    Wow... who knew there were crochet cables?? Nice work!

  8. I know I'm late, but happy birthday from one September baby to another :D


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