Sunday, July 06, 2008

Old Dog, Meet New Tricks

Rainbow Crochet Swatch

Because the screaming colors of my Summer Sky Socks aren't quite over the top enough, I present to you my first ever crocheted swatch. Mom and I took a "Crochet 101" class at Renaissance Yarns today, and the swatch above represents three hours of work. It's about four inches square, and I think that it looks pretty good if you ignore the too-tight foundation chain and some possible errors at the edges. Fortunately, the pooling and bright colors are very distracting. It was a good, basic class, which fits my skill level perfectly and builds a foundation for a couple of crochet projects I've been looking at. Creepy Cute, here I come! O.K., maybe I'd better practice a little more first--but Ninjas and Corporate Zombies (Rav Links) are very close to being within my grasp. Mwahhahahaha!


Rhonda said...

I love those bright colors! Isn't crochet great? I like it for edges on garments and it works up faster for afghans then knitting. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Sabbath D. said...

of course I love the colors ;)

Very nice! Crochet is something I have never been able to wrap my brain around.