|View of other houses by my house getting SOAKIN' wet|
It's been so incredibly rainy here for the past few days. I mean like thunder and lightning, flash floods, and raindrops the size of peas kind of rainy. It's the rainy that makes you wanna curl up under the blankets and crochet. (Yes, we do have blankets in Hawaii; add to that electricity, rock music, and bad drivers, and you've got everything you need for a full and eventful life.) Well, you might not want to crochet. You might want to curl up inside your Tauntaun and read, for all I know, but I really like to crochet. Speaking of Tauntauns, check this out:
Yes, it's an adult Tauntaun sleeping bag. They have a kiddie version, but who wants to shove their kid in a smelly Tauntaun? I've absolutely got to get one of these for my summer vacation on Hoth, otherwise known as Alaska. By the way, you can totally buy this at Think Geek.
So, back to rain and gloom and non Star Warsie things. The only bad part about curling up under said blanket and finishing said crochet project is that I'm having said bad crochet day. Wait, I didn't say that until now. Anyway, I've had to pull out one and a half rows of my stitching two times now because of the same mistake. The same stupid mistake! Some days you just have to suck it up and crochet on. Here's the project I'm making:
It looks exactly like this only I'm using Knit-Cro-Sheen size 10 crochet thread in white and the doily is not quite finished yet. I am currently working on row 17 out of 22. It's coming out pretty well so far, but it's my first doily, so I could be completely wrong. I might be crocheting a leg warmer or a bra and just think I'm crocheting a doily. At any rate, I'll post whatever it is I end up with as soon as I'm done with it, which should be in a couple of days.
The pattern for the legwarmer-doily-brathingy came from this book. It's got pictures of some pretty good pineapple doilies in it. The ultimate goal for these doilies (because just having a doily isn't enough anymore) is to turn the finished ones into pillows. I've seen a few being sold on Etsy by Betsy Bell and I decided to make my own. Of course I need to actually make a doily first. Here's hoping.