This week, I have been trying to fit in a little crochet in the evenings as I relax watching a mix of dramas and The National Parks: America's Best Idea.
I got off to a slow start on Monday while watching House. After pulling out a skein of cotton to make a one of the dish clothes I liked from the September/October issue of Crochet Today, I worked for most of the hour before deciding to frog the entire thing. I just didn't like the texture the pattern produced. Darn.
I took Tuesday off and tried again last night. This time I pulled out some Naturally Caron yarn I picked up last week. I am working on a couple gifts, so I can't tell you what I am trying to make, but I promise to share later. I worked a couple motifs only to have a big, huge mess of knots come out from the middle of the skein. Honestly, I was so excited when on the first try I pulled out the end of the yarn from the middle of the skein. No big wad of yarn came with it, no pulling of other yarn, nothing. So, I am really not sure where the heck the big huge mess of knots came from. Since I only bought one skein of yarn for each project, I frogged what I had completed and started to un-knot the yarn. A lengthy conversation on the phone with my Pops and about five more minutes later I had it all cleaned up. Phew, yarn saved.
I had to take a little break after that for dinner, but afterward I was ready to try again. Under my cozy quilt and while watching ANTM followed by the much more brain-worthy The National Parks I completed more than a dozen motifs. It was a good night all-in-all for crochet.