Monday, October 27, 2008

A Crochet Kinda Weekend

While I got in my fair share of knitting, I also focused a bit on the "c" word this weekend.

New Interweave Crochet
I met my friend Kathy Merrick at Rhinebeck this weekend and her friend (who's name is pronounce like Marty without the "t" but I don't know how to spell it). Someone congratulated her on her cover design for Interweave Crochet Winter 2008, so I had to go out and find it.

Kathy does some lovely crochet work, and when she mixes her talent with Manos Silk & Wool, it just must be great. There are also a number of very fine projects in this issue. My compliments to Kim Werker on putting together an excellent issue.

Current Crochet
I had some of the Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn color 164 left over from my last pair of socks, and their was a crochet hook hanging around, so I just starting fiddling and came up with this completely ordinary granny square.

Putting the socks next to it, you can see it's not very big, so not very useful, but I liked how it looked, so I'll try to find some way of using it creatively.

Current Knitting
I started work on the stranded pullover and got past the most grueling section...the ribbing.

While the pattern is visible yet, I have completed a few inches and I'll try to reveal it a little better in future blog pictures.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Fredda asks about the stranded swatch/now sweater beginnings, "What kind of sweater do you have in mind?"

I plan on doing something shaped like this, but I'll be making up the pattern as I go along...we'll see how it comes out.


sprboston said...

terrific use for the Kureyon sock. I'm going to have to crochet up a sample and give you full credit for the design.


Kathy Merrick said...

Ah, Joe, my buddy, you are kind.
That shawl does look nice and it really is simple to make.
The amazingly beautiful Manos Silk/Wool is one of the finest yarns I've ever used.
Rob of Threadbear Fiberarts has made a terrific one in cool soothing shades of grey.

anne marie in philly said...

hey joe, check out what my friend liz k. is crocheting with her leftover sock yarn at:

it looks fabu in person!

have a good week!

twinsetellen said...

Great use of Noro - I am a veteran of the mid-70's, and none of the granny squares I crocheted then were half as lovely.

Kathy Merrick said...

Understandable that you wouldn't know how
to pronounce her name, Joe.
Though it's pronounced as you say, it's spelled

She's from New Zealand.

Kathy Merrick said...

Oy. I meant "spell", not "pronounce".