Friday, October 21, 2005

Lured to the Dark Side


My good friend Sheryl is taking me there. For my birthday, she offered to give me crochet lessons. That is a big enough gift in itself right? Oh, no. Not Sheryl. She had to also give me the most gorgeous hand-turned tulipwood crochet hook, some Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton, and a darling pattern for a crocheted belt. That's it. I'm sold, or should I say hooked. She also threw in some heavenly scented bath salts, French lemonade (which is already gone), and dark chocolate.

12 Comments:

Blogger candsmom said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! What wonderful birthday gifts! That Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton is gorgeous and I love the cute belt pattern. I've never tried French lemonade, but judging by the fact that it's already gone, it must be divine. :-) BTW, I really like the socks you made for your DH. My DH's foot is the same size as mine...which is good for sock knitting, but otherwise makes me feel a bit like Sasquatch.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

Crochet isn't all bad. Some of the designs from the two Interweave magazines are so incredible I can't believe they're crochet! Have fun learning. Crochet goes fast, too.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

...I've heard they have cookies... (the dark side, not crocheters in general) ;o)

Good luck learning - just don't go overboard and *only* crochet. 'Cuz then I'd have to stop talking to you ;o)

2:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

You'll have to let me know about the Alpaca Cotton. I think Mary Charles carries it and I'm curious to know how it works up.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Crochet is fun too! I don't enjoy it as much as knitting, but it does have its uses!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I've crocheted bunches of things. So I walk the line on which is my favorite. I'm just knitting all the time now. I did knit a sweater recently and crochet three single rows at the bottom for an added enhancement and it looks good (at least on the hanger!). Your birthday is still going on! What a great bunch of friends you have!

3:13 PM  
Blogger knittingnurse said...

Yeah, again I am so glad that you are being properly spoiled.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

It's okay if you want to crochet.... a little. And, if you're gonna use Blue Sky Alpaca, then go for it!

4:45 PM  
Blogger JustApril said...

Search your feelings Amy, use the force.

thanx for the compliment on our feet =P

8:22 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

love the belt..ijust got my first crochet book today too:)

1:20 AM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Dark side? Who knows there may be a closet crocheter just waiting to break free!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Vera said...

I crochet and knit, and I love them both. I also think all knitters should learn to crochet and crocheters knit.

Knowning both opens up so many things.

1:53 PM  

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