Saturday, October 15, 2005

Monsoon Season Over Yet?

It's been raining here for what seems like f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  Although there's a painfully bright thing in the sky (I think that possibly could be the sun -- I don't know for sure because it's so painfully bright after days & days of nothing but darkness with cold pelting rain!).  So, what have I been doing to keep busy during our unusual monsoon season?  I've been crocheting!  Surprised?  ((grins))

First, let me take a moment and post this picture since it answers Terri's question about what I've been up to with the "jumbo" crochet hooks
I had picked up at Stitches East: The WonderKnitter actually belongs to my son (He received it as a prize when he attended the 2004 CGOA National Conference Fashion Show that was held in Manchester, NH; I borrowed it from him) and used two fibers, "No Smoking" and Feza's "Night" (both a "glittery" fiber), to "knit" up.  I then used my new size "T" crochet hook to create a thick chain; ended off; added some beads and findings to the ends; then spent the day looking through my grandmother's button collection.  I found a beautiful button that looks like Mother-of-Pearl to me, and sewed it on as the focal point.  It made a beautiful necklace.  (In the background of the picture you can see my daughter's pattern book & yarn I wrote about on Monday.)

Driving through the monsoon was no picnic (with flooded roads, powerlines down, trees...); but I made it to the stores where I teach as well did most of my students (we must be diehard crocheters to get through that!!).  So I want to take a moment and apologize to Sherri -- she traveled all the way here to the North East to check out our beautiful fall foliage.  Instead, all she saw was rain, rain, and more rain.  She had fun checking out various yarn shops and attended my ColorPlay With Overlay class that was held in Bethel.  Sherri will be returning home today and I'm sure she'll be updating her blog with details and pictures as soon as she's settled in.  Sherri, it was an absolute delight to meet you and your husband!  Thank you for traveling all the way to Connecticut!  I hope you were able to fill that extra suitcase with a lot of yummmy fibers! 

So now that the sun has peeked out, what's one to do?  I need to put the last finishing touches on my mystery project; word has it that it may appear on the cover an an upcoming publication.  (Sorry, that's all the details I'm allowed to give out at the moment.)

I'll also be headed to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival tomorrow.  How about you?  Will you be attending this giant event too?  At least it will be sunny.  :)

2 comments:

halilali said...

Hi Dee,
I really like your website, this is the first time I have visited and I want to give you a link to a great set of instructions for Broomstick Lace crochet.

http://www.crochetcabana.com/specialty/ltc-broomstick_lace_jiffy_lace_.htm

These intructions have photo and words which are very clear.
Thanks for a great page.
Delilah

crochetr said...

Hi Dee,
 I made it home alright:) We had a wonderful time with you and Ruth. Hubby enjoyed having pizza at the local pizza hangout.  It did rain the whole time we were there. But we still had a wonderful time. Im going to spend the day putting pics up on my journal. Please take a look a little later. Thanks again for teaching me the Overlay Crochet technique. Im going to practice till my work looks more like your work:)  I wish I could live on the East coast so I could attend all the wonderful places you attend. But thanks to you I feel like Im there right along with you and your kids! Have a blessed day!