Sunday, 24 August 2008

Back at College!

I'm back at college, so there will be more posting soon, because I have regular access to a computer, and can thus access the internet regularly. This means I can also upload pictures with a lot less effort.

The drive down to college went well. It's 12 hours, and my father, brother and I split the trip up fairly evenly, with each of us doing about four hours. While I spent four of those other eight hours sleeping (we got up at 4 in the morning, and I hadn't got to bed early the night before... too many last minute things to pack) I spent another large chunk crocheting.

I worked on my ripple afghan, and got several inches done. It's getting to be the size of a nice lap blanket, and I'm glad... though it is far from done. I also worked on a gift/commission for a friend. She wants me to make her a "boob" pillow. I'll have to post some picture of it soon, I promise. It's been a fun project to work on because people will stop, ask if they think it is what they think it is. I'll ask, "What DO you think it is?" And the reactions are amusing when I say, yes, it is a boob. No, it's not a hat. *grins* I love shifting people's worldview. Crochet is no longer the realm of the young.

Over the summer I also worked on two sweaters for my friend. Both were from my copy of the crochet bible. She's having a baby soon, and I made the two sweaters for the baby. I'll also get pictures of those up- they came out beautifully.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?

Honestly, I've never participated in the running of a fair. I've been to a few, especially when I lived in Ohio, but I work at a camp over the summer, and as a result I don't end up getting out to do much outside of camp... including participating in a fair.

But recently I've thought about competing in crochet contests or other things. My crochet is coming along quite well, and while I have no illusions over the fact that my crochet isn't perfect, it is a part of my life that I want to expand and explore more. I'm beginning to realize there's a whole craftworld that I want to explore more, and part of that is challenging myself. Entering in contests might be a good way to start, though I have no clue how to go about doing something like that.
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