|Crocheting a Vacation Souvenir|
I wanted a project "exclusive to Missouri" -- kinda like a souvineer project. After roaming the store for (from my kids perspective) forever, I was saddened to find that they really didn't offer much in books for crochet. Or knit. But I did find the latest issue of Interweave Crochet magazine, and while flipping through the pages I found the pictures of Vashti Braha's "Electra Wrap" to be inspiring. I went to the yarn department and found a skein of Paton's "Lace" mohair/acrylic/wool yarn that self stripes. I also treated myself to a new crochet hook by Yarnology (a line exclusive to the Hobby Lobby franchise).
|Mini~Dee modeling my finished Electra Wrap|
|Electra Wrap is awarded a |
Blue Ribbon at The Big E
And how did my project fair at The Big E? Quite well, actually. First, because someone else entered a knitted project using the same yarn, in the same colorway, it gave a great representation of what one could do with the yarn in crochet. And second, it seems the judges liked it too. They gave it a Blue Ribbon.
What else happened while in Missouri? You'll need to come back tomorrow to find out. :)