Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Hello everybody!

Thank you all for your comments on Marseille. Did I tell you that Marseille is going to be the Culture Capital in 2013? I wonder if we will be ready in time...

I'm not pleased with blogger. It is not only impossible to post from the Ipad, or at least in an easy way, but I can't even moderate the comments from the Ipad. Sigh. This is a partial explanation to my lack of blogging recently...
There are more reasons however.
Phildar had sales on silk yarn, months ago. I purchased some to make a sweater. Well, I was not pleased with the result, and did not even wear it once. During the last knitting tea party, ladies reminded me that undoing is better than hidding. Besides, I had purchased or was given some Interweave Knit or Crochet magazines, and I saw this Green Chai Cardi. As a result of both, I spent part of my weekend looking for the failed sweater, and undoing it. Then reading the explanations. They are a bit intimidating, because of all the abbreviations, and a complete different way to explain the stiches. But they are very clear (up to now, at least). And I learnt a new crochet foundation "Foundation Single Crochet", that I love. I learnt to crochet with a broom too. Below is the top of my gauge in broom lace pattern. 
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The yoke is crocheted with a broom. I woul like to finish the yoke very quickly, so that I can take it with me to crochet in the bus, without traveling with a broom (you know, nowadays witches try to be more discrete). The yoke is made from bottom to top. Then crochet resumes from top to bottom, with another pattern. Hence the need of the foundation single crochet.

So, back to the crochet and the broom!

Take care all!

8 comments:

georgia little pea said...

I understand completely your iPad blogging issues. Hope you get back to regular posting soon though. Miss you.

I can't imagine what crocheting with a broom looks like! I've never heard of such s thing. Msybe when you have time (and something other than an iPad), you can take pictures and post them. Good luck with making a new cardi you can be proud of :) x

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are a funny girl. Best of luck with reconstruction with this beautiful yard. It looks like a great start. Bogger has been a pain lately with the comment word verification changes etc. UGH... Good to hear you are doing alright.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I can't crochet and am always in awe of those who can. This is so beautiful, worth having to carry a broom around for!

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful pattern! Nice job!

neki desu said...

yes crochet, but be sure to look at the scenery once in a while. it is magnificent, esp. the étang around sète.

blandina (aracne) said...

This is a very lovely pattern. I am not fond of crochet, but I confess to be tempted by this cardigan.
It took me a while to understand why you were crocheting with a broom...
Interesting your comment about blogging with an iPad, since I was about to buy one for my next trip to Japan. I will reconsider.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Oh, that is going to be beautiful!

Remington said...

With a broom? Very interesting....never heard of that....looks GREAT!