been crochetin’

I’ve been home sick all this week, and I think I’m finally feeling better. Still a ways to go though. I spent a few days pretty much doing nothing, but now I have some energy back so I’ve been crocheting.

been crochetin'

Piles of these circles for the innards of a bunch of hexagons, following this tutorial. It’s very easy, and they’re really quick. I’m working with a bunch of random skeins of Cascade 220 and a 4.25mm crochet hook (G). I’ve made 32 so far in about 3 days. I’ll do the last round of all of them in the same colour and join them as I go, once I have them all. I think I might aim for 100.

been crochetin'

been crochetin'

I guess I’m pretty bad at taking it easy, because this week I’ve also started laying out 5 new sweater patterns, and swatching for some new designs. Double-stranded Handmaiden Casbah!

and swatchin'

Watching: CW’s Nikita – it’s filmed here in Toronto, and it’s pretty fun picking out locations! Good butt-kicking fun.

Reading: Cryponomicon by Neil Stephenson. It’s going to take awhile.

Eating: not much, sadly. But congee is a good, plain, comforting food. It’s just 1 cup of rice (I used short-grain, like sushi rice), 8 cups of water, simmered together for an hour or two with some salt until it’s like a porridge. Serve with sesame seeds and soy sauce/tamari, and whatever mix-ins you like – I usually do some sauteed tofu and peas, but I’m just eating it plain right now.



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7 responses to “been crochetin’”

  1. Meg Avatar

    I make jook with chicken stock and scallions and fried egg on top. Soooo good.

    May have to make this for breakfast this weekend.

  2. Katja Avatar

    Love the colors you have chosen for the crocheted circles. So pretty! Been a while since I’ve done some serious crocheting. The yarn from the swatch is really pretty, too. Sounds exiting with your upcoming sweater patterns!

  3. Allison Avatar

    Such a cute color combo on the hexagons! Hope you heel better soon :)

  4. Knittripps Avatar

    You almost make me want to learn crochet :)

  5. Bev Avatar

    Look after yourself and hope its not too long before you’re feel better.

  6. Veronica Avatar

    Such cute crocheting! Must resist another craft ( and finish my latest socks). Your book is so well used it fell apart, so the nice people at FedEx cut off the binding, spiral bound it and I’m back in business. Too many times in travel totes. I recommended it to a friend and she’s now vacationing with her own copy.

  7. emy Avatar

    I love crocheting motifs but I just detest the amount of tails as a result of the color changes!

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