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New project and new toys!

So I've started a new crochet project-a kigali wrap. I'll start by confessing that I chose this largely because of my husband. He saw me looking at the pattern boutique on NaturallyCaron.com and he said this one looked HOT. I liked it as well as a few others, but decided to go with this one first for DH. :)

Unfortunately, I didn't make much progress on the wrap tonight. The boys were up and down from bed and I had some other things to get done. Like dinner for Thursday night. (Hey, it reheats really well but takes forever to make.) I'm looking forward to tomorrow's crochet & knit group at work. I'm hoping to finish the third quarter of the wrap. After that I have a Golden Snitch washcloth to start on.

The best part of the day-my birthday present from my mom. She's been so eager for me to get it and has been way excited about how much I'd love it. And she was absolutely right! She bought me a fantastic tapestry hook case and a set of rosewood crochet h…

Finally Finished!

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Okay, I have to confess that I did set aside my knitted dishcloth long enough to finish my lacy Lapa pullover that I started awhile back. When I went to update the project details I was shocked to see that I started it in August. Only August? I thought it was way longer than that! Or, maybe it just feels like I finished it fast. :) Either way, I'm quite happy with the results. I'll get a picture up here just as soon as I figure out how.

I've made more progress on the dishcloth, too. In fact, I have just three rows to go-then the dreaded Bind Off. I did end up ripping out once and then starting over, but since I decided to change colors it worked out better anyway. Pictures as soon as it's done.

What's New

So last night I saw a new group on Ravelry for crocheters that want to learn how to stitch (it's called I Wish I Could Knit!). I joined it and started getting some suggestions from more experienced crocheters-turned-knitters. I got pretty excited about it (no idea why) and this morning I picked up some knitting needles and a new skein of cotton yarn.

The suggestion that the other users gave was to try using the continental method. I tried it and was amazed to be able to say ... wait for it ... I DID IT! I figured a dishcloth would be an easy place to start, but heaven forbid I should choose a simple one, right? So I found a really cool one with a coffee cup picture in the middle.

I did manage one unintentional increase, but I fixed it with a simple decrease and think I've got a handle on it now. I've completed the first 13 rows and I'm excited. I hated to stop tonight, but it is late and I do have to get up with the kids tomorrow.

Plus tomorrow I get to finally meet Dona …