Thursday, 7 August 2008
I have so much to blog about today that I have split it into two. This is the blog I would have written yesterday if I hadn't been so sleepy. So imagine this was written on Wednesday.
I finished the Mei Mei from the Everyday Crochet book by Doris Chan. I had always liked the design but thought that it looked rather chunky and was considering trying to adapt it to finer wool. When Caroline F said that she would like one I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to see how it turns out. I used Rowan all seasons cotton. It is beautiful to crochet with. Slightly stretchy and corded. It is, in fact, only 60% cotton but the other 40% acrylic is what gives it such a beautiful finish. I am really pleased with the way it has turned out. I have finished it off temporarily with 2 silver buttons on a tab. On the pattern it has 2 lovely buttons fastened together with beads strung on elastic or I could imagine it with a clasp fastener.
I feel very sleepy today. I had a had night's sleep so woke up rather groggy.