I've been reading the Attic 24 blog for some time after my cousin's wife told me about it. Lucy, the Attic 24 blogger, is a crocheter and makes the most beautifully colorful things. I'm a novice crocheter, and usually tend toward knitted patterns since I'm often confused by crochet patterns. But Lucy's blog is so inspiring and has made me want to make what she makes. So, I've become obsessed with making a ripple blanket:
|This is Lucy's couch. How wonderfully cozy and |
colorful is that?????
My mom has known how to crochet for a long time and has recently been looking into some basic patterns to get her back into the swing of crocheting. So, my visit to her was well-timed and we worked on some crocheting together! I brought some of my scrap yarn to test out Lucy's Neat Ripple Pattern. After a few beginning struggles with getting the first stitches into my foundation chain, I came up with a pretty good test swatch:
And my mom got a great swatch for a scarf she wants to make:
Of course I also did a little knitting. You've already seen my LightSpeed progress, but here it is when I was working on it at my mom's:
All that, along with yummy wood fired pizza and caesar salad from Da Capo and it made for a fun couple of days with my mom!
And, oh my gosh I'm watching the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network and she is making these Salted Caramel Brownies. Mmmmmmmm. Those might have to be in my kitchen soon....