posted: Friday, 06 July 2012
I'm still working away on my crochet bowl but knowing I have a long train ride today, and maybe an evening alone in a hotel room, I want to pack lots to occupy me so a rummage through my yarn stash reveals this gorgeous Debbie Bliss SoHo I bought a few years ago at The Knitting & Stitching Show.
I have 10 balls of it and no idea what to do, so headed on over to Ravelry (are you a member? if not, join! It's great even for me as a fake knitter it's a great resource) to see what projects others had made with it. I wanted a fairly simple project (one where I could try out all the tips those of you kind enough to send me have got me thinking about) that I could do on the go.
I managed to find this Stolen Moments wrap which was just what I wanted- I like the idea of a big piece that looked like a net- lots of gaps would make it physically lighter and get me more size for my buck! But unfortunately after a few hours mine just doesn't look like that- my 'gaps' just aren't as big and the fabric I'm creating is too dense looking for me.
So back to the drawing board and I tried making a 'yarn over' project but it just didn't look good. Oh well, back to the drawing board again and I suspect that as much as I want to knit this I may have to resort to crochet- darn.
But I am pleased to say that I have found what I think I want to do in Crochet Inspiration. I must admit when I first bought this book I was a bit disappointed as I thought it would contain more projects and put it away for years. But when I opened it today I can see it's exactly what I need- lots of examples of how stitches and patterns will look so I can choose my own to create my own design- perfect. By create my own design I mean I'm just going to crochet a massive rectangle but fingers crossed it'll be just what I want.