I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cowl is a weird word

Cowl (sound). It just sounds wrong whenever I say it aloud. And angry ... or shy, like trying to hide something. I guess it does hide your neck. I made a cowl on a loom this past weekend and it's soo comfy!

Mock crochet cowl

I learned a new stitch, too, called the mock crochet or Z stitch. I love how open it is. The pattern can be found at A Knifty Knitter's Journal. Detailed directions for the stitch are at Pieceful Creations. This is a great one-day project or if you're a little slower like me, two-day. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Worsted Glow. It has sparklies!

Mock crochet cowl

Back to weird words ... how about chenille (sound)? Everytime I say "sha-neil", I feel wrong. But it's right. "Sha-nell" is the wrong way. Oh well!

3 comments:

  1. Your cowl turned out great! I love the color.

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  2. I love your blog and your projects! Very refreshing! The Mock Crochet is one of my favorite stitches and I've incorporated it into several designs.

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  3. Thanks to both of you! :) I'm thinking about combining this stitch with the drop stitch for a ribbon scarf.

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