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Thursday, November 19, 2009

My silly crochet for Messyfish to view...and anyone else who cares to!!!


My efforts to work with my MIL with crochet were trying but fun for us both. She could not remember how, and I had taken her to the store to pick her own needle and yarn, which she did. She just never could get the hang of it...and this was a woman who crochetted many an afghan! She was very fun though, laughing at herself and saying things like "I think I should win the blue ribbon for this"!!! We really had fun that night. While she fiddled, I started just doing single crochet rows about 12inches across. You can see the final product which was some sort of doily-ish thing for the table. I added a frilly edge on both ends...and it looked semi-decent! LOL!
I did love this variegated yellow cotton yarn though. I have an affinity to Sugar and Cream yarn (the brand name of this stuff). My problem with crochet or knitting is that it doesn't really pay to learn to do much with it, because we certainly cannot wear it down here in south Florida! So I just do a little fiddly-farty project like this on occasion...

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love this variegated yellow yarn you used -- so cheerful! I'll have to look for "Sugar and Cream" -- I've never noticed it and I would love some all-cotton yard.

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog today. Made me tear up and get all emotional! Seriously, it was really sweet of you and I appreciated it so much!

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Julie
Lovely yarn - really sweet and goes with your salt and pepper jars :)!
Ev

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It looks so cheerful. Good job.

Teri C said...

I love that yarn also, it's great for dishclothes. My Mom used to make them and now my daughter does.

Yours looks so cute.

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Well I’m glad you had fun playing with the yarn and crocheting and laughing with your dear MIL. It really is a lovely shade and pattern. Well you can knit some dish cloths. I guess you really don’t have call for too many warm yarn items.
How is your weather these days? We have been fortunate to have our temps in the 50s for some time whereas last year at this time we had snow..snow..yuck. I hope it holds off for a longer period of time.
Have a great weekend!!
Judi

Serena said...

Cute doily....I like the yellow too! We don't wear much in the way of woollens either as our Queensland winters aren't really all that cold but I like the idea of knitting or crocheting throws/blankets. The kids love the throws for when they watch TV in winter.

messyfish said...

Oh I love your fiddly-farty project! thanks for showing me. I hope it was therapeutic. I am yet to venture into the crochet and knitting world. The yellow cream is a great combination...its looking kinda retro cool. Hope you are having a lovely weekend ( and now you have no more Monday blues !) yeah!!

Pokeberry Mary said...

I haven't crocheted in years--but I once made my oldest son a baby blanket with variegated yellow & white yarn.. worked on it while I was expecting him... memories. My little guy just turned 27 I think... or is 28?? Oh geez.

deepazartz said...

Hi Julie

Lovely yarn..lovely name for it too; 'sugar and cream'.

I agree with Evelyn...it goes well with ur salt n pepper jars.

Good Day!

Bethany said...

Fiddly-farty!
Great work. But I love this and would be proud to have it on my table. Lovely.