Yep, I have a few minutes to pop in and say hi! I have been very busy lately leaving me with no time to post.
I also have been slack at taking some pics. I do have a few things I've finished but didn't get pics of them. Even though I've been in a crochet slump and have oodles of wips I did manage to make myself finish a few.
What I have today is something that I just started (I know right.......I have so many started and I start another one!). I couldn't help myself. I ordered the new special 'Crochet Traditions' from Interweave and when I saw these I knew I had to try and make them. I have been lusting after making some cool gloves and I think this pattern is going to work for me. I was a little bit disappointed in the mag, but if I can pull these off then I think it'll be worth it to me. I was hoping there would be more patterns than there were. However, I am happy that I did get it. The history of some of the crochet is very interesting and made for some great reading.
These are not full fingered gloves but I think that can be remedied with a little fiddling around. I also like them without the fingers. The pattern is very easy and I have not gotten the least bit bored with it, like everything else I have started. I am to the point of the row just above where the thumb goes. I am very eager to get this one (left) done and start on the right one. I used #3 Lime Green thread and #4 hook. The hook is right the thread is not, the pattern calls for Aurora Silk Tussah Fine. I used what I had on hand. I think it's going to be a little bit big but that's ok, it will probably shrink a tad when it's washed. I can go down a hook size on the next pair until I get it right. It goes pretty fast so I think I can whip out a pair of these fairly quick. I do want to make a few pairs for presents. :o)