The CAL (Crochet-a-long) with Lucy from Attic24 blog began on Friday. I had my big squishy Stylecraft skeins/balls of yarn in a big basket all ready to go. If you're interested in joining in it's not too late.
But lets begin at the beginning.. I unrolled my crochet hook organizer and found my G sterling silver crochet hook. I've used the G hook for my Lucy projects and it works perfectly.
I found the beginning of Lucy's pattern instructions and began to chain 214 of the base.. that's always the worst part.. keeping track of the number!!
After re-counting 3 times.. lol.. I began the first row which is US double crochet all the way across. The English call it a treble crochet.. this is the tricky part of doing Lucy's patterns as the names of the stitches are totally different. Our single crochet is the UK double crochet!
::Whew:: the second row done with the pattern begun. I am finding this a very easy to do pattern and it's very pretty.
It's 3 double crochet, skip 2 spaces, 2 dc, sp, 2 dc which makes the "Sweet Pea". I also like that this is a reversible design, the Woodland had a right side and a wrong side.
Do you see the little flowers? The upright posts are the trellis part of the design. I think it's so clever!
Lucy has 3 colorways for us to choose from. "Posy" is a random stripe, "Colorwash" is a flowing color design and then she did a color sample to show us and many of us fell in love with that idea. And then.. there is a group within the group calling ourselves "Team Rogue".. lol.. which is doing our own color selections. This is what I have done so far.
I have 3 more colors to go on the top.. lavender.. pale pink and cream. Then repeat.. I "may" do a different grouping next, though. Stay tuned. :-)
We have the living room back to normal.. all traces of xmas are stowed in the attic.
Look at who thinks they are a lap dog? And guess who chewed up the edge of my Pendleton blanket? The one designed by my friend Lillian Pitt, a member of the Warm Springs Tribe. :-(
Our youngest son Travis and his wife Kristi and their boys came for a visit last Friday. Dayle made "Chinese Noodle Casserole", a family favorite. They brought little Ozzie - I was amazed at what Kristi had trained him to do.. at the age of just 8 weeks old. He comes to his name and sits! She is now working on crate training him.
I am off to swim in a bit. It's going to take some doing to get back to the speed I was before I got ill and then the holidays. I was doing a 3 minute lap (to the end of the pool and back).
What are you up to this fine day? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)