Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Please stop reading over my shoulder....

I am that person.

That person that does something a little bit odd on the train.

I'm no longer quietly reading my kindle in tiny print on the train to and from work.  I'm quietly reading crochet instructions (or sewing instructions when I get a new pattern or book).

So there I am, being that wierdo crocheting on the train.  Sleeves rolled up (because people who make coats assume we all have long long arms), little bag of yarn sitting nicely on the tray, and me, crocheting away.

Yesterday, as I was sitting on the train getting out my crochet, a man sat next to me.  No big deal.  But this man was the most fidgety man I've ever sat next to, I don't think he sat still for one second...well actually, yes, one second, maybe even one minute.  To try to read the crochet instructions I was using.

I'm sure it looked odd...not everyone is lingual in the

3rd Rw: Ch4. * 1dc in each of the next 2 dc. Ch1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from *

But I enjoy it, it is sometimes a puzzle in what the instructions are getting you to do, and when you work a few rows away, you can see it finally coming together.  This poor man tried this several times, but was not brave enough to quite ask me anything (this has happened before).

Anyway, I guess his trying to read the instructions wasn't quite nearly as amusing as some of the looks I get when I'm attaching eyes and mouths to my little creations....

So, after a few days of exclusively making teeny tiny hats for children/babies, I've decided to use some of this suuper loverly yellow (its named Haystack, but it looks like a burned yellow) yarn to make myself a little jumper.  It's called a "Cap it Off Topper", but I am hoping to delve in the changing the pattern bit, and make the currently written out short sleeves either into long sleeves, or 3/4 length.  Something for me.

If you're at all curious as to what I was making in the picture above (as the keen eyes on you will note the colour of the yarn is not yellow at all, but grey), I made this lovely little fella as a gift to my new future niece/nephew.  As we don't know the gender of the baby, I made it into a lovely neutral grey.  And it's so damn cute, I am going to be a little sad to part with it.

As I write all this out I am patiently (not so patiently) awaiting a delivery from various suppliers to kit out my sewing machine (yes....I ordered 25 accessory feet for the thing).  And once I get those, I hope to be able to update you all with a lovely skirt I've partially built.  I'll also hopefully be able to update on a lovely table runner I have in my mind that I want to make, as my first foray into the quilting world!


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