Archive for December 16, 2010
I have been playing around with a new design lately – a hat for my husband made with some alpaca yarn that I picked up from the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival. It is a pretty simple concept and I am hoping that it will serve as a basic tutorial for TSS (tunisian simple stitch), TKS (tunisian knit stitch), TPS (tunisian purl stitch) and ribbing. The biggest “selling point,” though, for this pattern was my attempt at making a hat using a traditional tunisian crochet hook rather than a double-ended hook or one with a flexible cord. I am hoping it turns out as planned….and, before Christmas, since this is my husband’s present.
I will keep posting my progress - it all comes down to the final moment when I close this baby up. I imagine that I will be holding my breath the entire time too! But, if (when!) all goes well, I will share the pattern here.
It was a light one, but the roads are a mess today. It sure did not help that school was closed early and we had to turn back around and pick up the kids shortly after dropping them off!
I do love the snow, though – especially after we are all safe and snug together inside. It is like mandatory family time and a nice respite from the normal hustle and bustle. I had to cancel all of our appointments for today and I am looking forward to a quiet evening at home with no place to go! My hook should be happy……