Accomplishment and Old Lace
A Finished WIP!
This morning, in keeping with my insommanical lifestyle I was up.. and crocheting.. until I realised.. IT WAS FINISHED.
Arcadia’s Scrap Afghan in Purple and Earthy Tones, using a couple of new techniques…
IS (drum roll please!) DONE!!!!
How about this?
I’ve learnt a lot about joining techniques, there’s 8 different pattern stitches in there, and also its a great example of better yarn colour changes. Its made from Wool, Alpaca and and wool silk blend. I used up lots of scrap balls (quite a few from my Grandmothers stashes) and I am pleased with the result. Arcadia – if you hide it in a cupboard, I will understand, buts its purple!
And its finished.
(ooooh.. Do you remember our squishy brown paper parcel? And do you see my pillow cases and the green counterpane? That was what was wrapped up in Brown paper. Sans vinegar. )
Also nearly finished is the Baby Blanket that came to Lace Group with me.
I struggled for a little longer and then it clicked as to how I wanted the edging. I also discovered that lacemakers dont use the word “frog” for undoing work. And ripping out 3 feet of edging horrifies onlookers.
But its so nearly done :
Yes- I know there’s a whopping great end hanging loose in the middle!
And this is the lace that their owner, Alva is making – an edging for an Irish linen tablecloth. This has to be seen to be believed!
(I had to climb on a chair for this one!)
We had a lovely natter, and I stickybeaked at the Lace (it is on my “to do” list, when I have time).
Now I’m home, and feeling a little washed out.. so I’m going to have a quiet night in.
And.. crochet 🙂
And look at my new GOOD yarn (again – remember there is a difference!) Lousia Harding Kimono Angora…
Talk to you all tomorrow.