Monday, September 24, 2012

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

Sometimes I do projects for other people. Okay, let's be real. Most of the time, I do projects for other people. This one in particular has been sitting on the hutch in my kitchen calling my name for over a month now. Why have I been putting it off? I'll show you.

 Any guesses as to why I would have put this off? Besides the "oh crap, if I mess this up I will have to lace crochet an entire blanket for a lady I don't know"?
 So I did it. I cut out the offending square, and tomorrow I will work on gauges and then crochet the piece I charted out today. I plan on blocking the entire tablecloth at the store over this coming weekend. Eeeek. I'm hoping not to spend more than 10 or 15 hours on this whole thing... but we're always so optimistic on the amount of time spent on a project, I think. My husband and I joke that we should take our conservative estimates and multiply times three. I will take pictures and probably tell you all about it next week. I promise.
Meanwhile, when I have some time today, I am going to pick up my size 11 needles and work on an alpaca bulky cable scarf. For me. Okay, for the store. But one day, I will wear it!

And since it's my day off, I need to hurry up and go change the laundry before Miles wakes up and we have to run errands. Sounds like a day off, right?

And because we're having an awesome contest that ends this week, I have to mention that, too. You could get a whole lot of alpaca yarn with that FREE $50 in yarn!!

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  1. Yikes!!!!!
    You've got a lot more courage than I have!!!!!!
    Good luck!

  2. This is my first cable scarf. All is going well. I really like your pattern. I purchased the yarn I am using at a local yarn shop. I have noticed that it, (Baby Alpaca Grande), has come apart in several places, usually around the cable area. What is causing this and how can I alleviate it?