That crud that has been going around finally caught up with me last week. I was down for the count with fever, chills, and all that nastiness. When I was finally able to sit upright, I pulled out some yarn I spun up from rainbow bright fiber that I won as a raffle years ago and started crocheting hexagons.

I don’t know if it will be a bed shawl or a lap blanket. I’ll see how far this yarn will go. I do know that my grist had changed from the start of the spinning project to the end — from light fingering to almost DK. This is because this was spun over the course of a couple of years. It was my island spinning project for that period of time. I should add that this is why you should keep a spinning record card.

I am alternating from the 2 sections of the spinning project to mix it up.

Something Old

Crochet DoilyWhile going through my father-in-law’s house last week, I found a few things that I had made for my in-laws over the years. One of them was this doily that I made for Tina nearly 15 years ago. It was stuffed somewhere, wine stain and all. Martin found it and put it aside for me.

Here it is, all blocked out. It really needs to see some oxi-clean or bleach to get the wine stain out. And a little starch probably wouldn’t hurt. It’s about 30 inches in diameter. Aside from some smaller doilies, this was the last major crochet project that I did.

Good bye, Brian. You will be missed.