Debbie Stoller's new-ish book Happy Hooker appealed to me, so I found some Project Spectrum appropriate yellow kitchen cotton (sugar 'n cream) in my stash and decided to try again to learn how to crochet.
You may recall my first attempt at crochet. I got the single crochet down, but the gauge and everything was way off, and the bottom of the bag ended up way bigger than the top. Coincidentally, Happy Hooker has an adorable little project called the fat-bottom bag. I really would like to make this appropriately big-bottomed bag at some point, so for Project Spectrum this month I'm swatching away and trying to practice the different crochet stitches.
If you want to see some real crochet, go visit Carrie and take a look at her wonderful in progress Prepster jacket (also from the Happy Hooker book).
My other Project Spectrum contribution this month is a collage of photos of some of my yellow and/or orange records (details on the flickr photo page).
Various and Sundry Links - April 21 2006
- Knitting magazine blogs and errata - I totally understand where they are coming from, but in the interest of transparency, wouldn't it be helpful if a knitting magazine had an errata-specific blog?
- Chronicles of the Chronically (and voluntarily) Bedridden. I like to think I would get a lot of knitting done if I was participating in this study [via]. **Update** I just read more of her site and realized she actually is a knitter. If you see this, good luck, Erin! I hope you end up with a lot of FOs at the end of this.
- I am Dave Gahan's leather trousers (I think my sister is the only person who will get this reference).
- I like the idea of this jewel clip cable winder.
- Don't you hate those celebratory greeting cards that say ConGRADulations?
- The Ethics of Buzz Marketing - Interesting post and discussion at String or Nothing. Rest assured that if I'm gushing or ranting about something, I've paid for it. If there is ever an exception I will make that very clear.
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