Saturday, September 8, 2007

Delay Fish

My plans to cast on for the lacy dress last week were thwarted by a lack of crochet cotton stockage at every craft store in town. I even journeyed to the ever-loathed Wal-mart. Still no luck. Same goes in my quest for 40" circulars. It never fails, when I am in need of 16" circs, they are no where to be found in a sea of 29"+ circulars... So, it would make sense that when I need longer circs all I see are 16". Ugh.

DMC Senso cotton have been ordered from I still need to make a trip to the LYS to see if they carry 40" circulars- I suspect they might.

Oh, Patience.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Yarn blog?

I'm new to the blog world- still figuring out how to use this site.

Once my yarn order arrives (a whole bunch of crochet cotton- I'm not brave enough to spend $100 on the recommended yarn), I'll be casting on for the Shirley Paden Lace Dress from the Summer 2007 issue of Vogue Knitting- probably the most ambitious project I've taken on- hence the inspiration to document my progress.

Why "impractical yarn things?"
- I live in South Louisiana, almost any knitting is impractical since there are basically two seasons: Hurricane Season (Extreme heat) and my favorite, Not As Hot (aka "Not Hurricane Season")। I only get to wear most of my knit/crocheted items for two or three months out of the year.

And because let's face it, items like this are never practical:

Fun stuff.