Thursday, November 30, 2006

Winter In Texas

This morning we have sleet falling and creating a slick icy covering on my porch and most likely the cement patio as well. I haven't ventured out and don't intend to . I am staying inside where it's warm and crocheting! Now where's that hot chocolate?

I am more than a little irritated this morning. I placed an order with a well known company for some yarn and other items a week ago. I expected delivery of this order today or tomorrow, at the latest by next Monday. I need this yarn for a Yule gift that I am making. Well, I checked on my order status this morning and it's still classed as "being processed"! A week later? Also checked and discovered that they have not yet billed my credit card either.
I wonder if they are always this slow, if so I will not be purchasing anything else from them online.

Anyway, on a more pleasant note. I reworked the dishcloth I posted about in my previous entry, it is now finished and looks much better. I ended up altering the pattern somewhat in order to get it to lay flat instead of being ruffled. I also completed 3 other dishcloths and several book marks. I have one slipper made that I need to create a mate for.

I still have a load of things to work on for Yule/Christmas gifts, I hope that I can get everythigtn finished in time.

I'm off now to get a cup of hot chocolate and do some crochet.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dishcloth Dilemma & more

Last night I crocheted the round dishcloth pictured above and I am trying to discern what (if anything I did wrong) as it does not lie flat, but rather is wavy with parts standing up.It still needs the finishing edging on it, but if anyone can tell me what is going on with it, I would appreciate it.

I have been working on Christmas/Yule gifts for family and friends. A couple of shawls, dishcloths, slippers, a rectangular granny afghan, bookmarks, and the list goes on.

I am also preparing to start a Square swap. This particular swap is for 7" squares crocheted in variegated colors with the last round in solid black. I went and got variegated yarn in mostly bright lively colors and they will all look great with the solid black.
I can' wait to see how the squares turn out when all put together, but I have a couple of months to wait on that .