Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday night I learnt how to crochet in straight lines. Such is a life filled with glamour and veritable intrigue. The rest of the evening was spent exploring the joy of the double crochet, the associated chaining and turning malarkey, plus a basic kid wrap plan of attack. All of this happened in front of a cosy fire – rather than brave three minutes of frigid studio research at the computer. Talk about embracing the Drama Queen.
Sunday, the eldest kid enthusiastically (that’s actually cool, Mum!) climbed aboard the yarny wrap bandwagon while her mother looked on wistfully wishing chunky crochetwear complimented the curves. With enough Moda Vera Gracious wool purchased at a bargain $2 from Spotlight I could yet give it a whirl, subscribing to mother/daughter matchiness shock tactic distraction.
A more dignified (for one of us) excess yarn solution, is to continue along that doggy button theme and conjure up a new winter wrap affair for the pooch of the house. Last weekend she scored a homemade fur cut. All I’ll diplomatically say about that, is to note the sudden penchant for paper bags (on head) and a seeming reluctance to be seen in public. Truly a dog’s life.
The kid-wrap was inspired by Leonie’s and then by Michelle’s and of course you can get all snazzy-like and have a whirl at Kirst’s granny shrug version (with sleeves!), or her Smokey Sleeves Shrug (bigger sleeves!) or just be inspired by all the general vesty shrugness. While you’re over at the House of Shrug, why don’t you check in on those nice Creative Spacer types?