Knitting & Crocheting

More knitted wraps

I finished some of these projects a few months ago but never got around to taking pictures of them.

First, a fuzzy scarf.

Then a lacy wrap. This was the first project I blocked. Blocking makes a big difference. (For knitting newbies, blocking is soaking the project in water, then pinning it all stretched out so it dries very flat and uniformly.)

I wish I had a big stretch of floor to stretch out the whole thing, but our house is very… uh… space efficient. Yeah, that’s it. Not cluttered. Space efficient.

So instead I take pictures of my projects on our grand piano — one of the only flat spaces in our house by a window.

Oh yeah, that’s one reason why we don’t have much space. That piano takes a lot of room.

Anyway, back to the topic. This is a project I finished two days ago — a lacy mohair wrap that’s super soft! This was my first crocheted project. I only had to start it over three times. And tear out many times along the way, now that I think about it. Ah well, I must have repressed those memories.

But now I know what “sc” and “dc” and all that basic crochet lingo means. (Single crochet and double crochet.)

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  • Reply Carmen Lin

    These knitted and crocheted items are beautiful!
    Most of my life I had worked on crochets and was disappointed none of my children picked it up. I’m certainly glad to see this.

    June 4, 2011 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Leslie

    That is so cool looking! I was wondering if you could take a more direct picture of the last one so I can actually see what the pattern looks like. Usually, when you use mohair you have to try not to rip out too much because mohair tangles very easily. Also, can you post what kind of yarn you use? I’m curious as to the type of fibers and the size of the yarn. The lacy wrap looks like a tiny yarn. Did it take a long time using small needles?

    June 4, 2011 at 11:38 am
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