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crochet? i guess.

July 29, 2009

i’ve never considered myself a crocheter. or, for that matter, someone who was into making afghans. i know you can create beautiful things with crochet, and there are some great afghans out there, but i sort of view crocheted afghans as the lowest common denominator of the fiber arts world. hold on crocheters, what i mean is that they’re like our equivalent of comfort food. they may not be good, complex, interesting, or even healthy, but everyone’s family has their own special version. i think the best way to continue this analogy is to talk about macaroni and cheese. as a recently-converted ex-vegan, i can’t get enough of the stuff. i’ve found i have the same needs for comfort food in my crafting, too.

see:

the good-old-kraft-macaroni-and-cheese version, spotted recently at my great uncle’s:


probably handmade, years and years old. felt like crispy, old-fashioned superwash wool or acrylic.

these i’m working on now, i’d say, are a little more “grown-up” in taste. but still the same basic concept!


crocheted in gradiated blue shades of malabrigo (from the center: vaa, verdeazul, azul profundo, buscando azul, indigo, stone blue) with dividers in sunset. i have four more colorways (continental blue, bobby blue, bijou blue, and tuscan sky) left to go on this one.


the beginnings of a shawl of my own design (sort of) in cashmere mill end laceweight from colourmart UK. i think i bought this yarn in 2006 for my first lace project ever!

phew. expect some knitting WIP pictures soon!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2009 10.10am

    I just learned how to crochet myself. I LOVE the blues you chose.

    • fuchsia permalink*
      August 3, 2009 7.07pm

      thanks! congrats on your job offer btw, i just saw on your blog!

      crocheting is a good vacation from my hectic knitting life. weird, because i always hated it, but now it’s what i do to relax instead of knitting!

  2. tina permalink
    August 2, 2009 12.19pm

    yay for pretty crochet! the blanket looks great!
    😀

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