Monday, March 9, 2009

Clue 2, Whoohoo!

Clue 2 of the Mystery Crochet Shawl Along came out yesterday. It only had three rows added. Wish it'd had more because this is really fun so far!:) I love, love, love this yarn too. The anticipation for Clue 3 is looming ahead!:)
My goal this year is to try a bunch of new things.
1. Crochet lace...which I'm doing above with the CAL.
2. Learn to spin...I've spun some wool and alpaca.
3. Continental knitting and Norwegian purling....worked on this during the weekend. At first I was so fumbly like a new knitter but after five rows I think I've got the hang of it and my tension is even. What's funny is I hold my yarn continental style when I crochet! They noticed this at my group and couldn't believe I crocheted before I knit!:) These techniques will lead me into...
4. Colorwork/fair isle. I want my Continental a little more automatic before I delve into this one.
5. Also might try designing a bit. I'm wanting to design a special crocheted item for my grandma's birthday in July...she'll be 90 and she's the one who taught me to crochet. I have some ideas but haven't tried them yet. They're sketched in my mind!:) After I finish the wrap I'm working on I'm going to start on this.
So it's only March and I'm off to a good start on my "new things."


Tammy said...

Very pretty! I would love to learn to crochet, but everytime I think about trying it, i just cast on for another sock instead. ;)

Holly said...

Looks beautiful. The yarn is so pretty.

Channon said...

Gosh that's beautiful!!!

Dawn said...

That's going to be so pretty! I love Blue Heron Yarns, have used them a lot over the years. :)

Good luck on all the techniques. You can do it all, remember when we were scared to magic loop? LOL! ;O)

Nat Red Knits said...

Your shawl is turning cout very pretty.

I crocheted before I knit too and I also hold my yarn continental when I crochet but not when I knit, which I find a bit weird.

Good luck with all your goals for the year.

Knitting Kris said...

I too first learned how to crochet (ok, actually I knit garter stitch first, but Nana always had to cast on for me). I hold my yarn continental for crocheting too, which means that continental knitting should be easy for me, but it's not, and I knit American.
I'm thinking of taking some lessons though.

g-girl said...

that is awesome regarding how far you've come with all your new things for this year! can't wait to see what you design for your grandmother! :)

Nell said...

Crochet? Spinning? You're a fiber arts queen!