Let's talk about the yarn crafts, shall we?
I have been working on a knitting piece for.ev.er. It is the appropriately named infinity scarf (find it here on ravelry).
Seriously, I believe I started this in January or February. And here is my progress:
That is 17 inches of cabled goodness. Unfortunately, the pattern calls for 55 inches (!!). So, I have a ways to go. I am making a goal of finishing by the end of September (!) so that I can enjoy it during the fall. Throw on jeans, a tee, and this adorable thing and you have the perfect fall outfit. As it stands now, I guess I could just drape my 17" mini scarf over my shoulder. Weird (!!).
I do love the look oh so much. It is baby alpaca yarn and is so light and soft. My knitting friend helped me pick it out because I know zero about yarn. I would have picked up some tacky stuff at Michael's I am sure, so she helped me pick something luxurious and fancy from a yarn store. I also love that it is a reverse pattern - so the cables show up on the front and the back.
Also up on the yarn front - Rachel from Maybe Matilda is having a crochet along! I love Rachel and her blog and she is such a fantastically talented crocheter. We will be learning how to crochet (maybe I will, maybe I won't?) and making this:
Pretty! I am excited and also feeling kind of challenged to see if I can, once and for all, learn to crochet. I have had some battles with crochet, which mostly stem from pattern reading. I seriously cannot get how many extra chains for what stitch and how many yarn overs and panic attack. So, I am hoping to get it. You should join in the fun and crochet along with me.
One more thing. I want to make this:
(click on the picture to go to the ravelry link). That is all on the yarn front.
Are you on ravelry? If you are find me here. My user name is allisonmae if you want to find me that way. I pretty much use it for patterns, but I would love to make some friends on there.
What about you? Knitting or crocheting anything?