So how was your holiday weekend? Mine was kinda yarny. On Saturday night, I knitted the second sleeve of my sweater, and Sunday morning I finished the ribbing and wove in the ends. Finito! (Pictures to come.) Sunday evening, as a quick palate cleanser, I did in fact crochet a little bowl, according to the new Purl Bee pattern, starching it on Monday. And the same evening, I also cast on for a hat to donate to Afghans for Afghans via Cephalopod.
The bowl was super quick, less than two hours of stitching, even factoring in time spent studying a tutorial to remind myself how to crochet. (I’m sure a seasoned crocheter could have done it in 20 minutes.) I used some red-and-white kitchen twine that’s been waiting around for an assignment, and a size J hook, so it’s a little bit lacier than the original. And I made it fairly shallow — I think I did 12 or 13 rows of the pattern. The starch-and-block business is pure genius.
I just love the instant gratification of a little project like this. And, hey, I have a lot of diluted cornstarch left over for more. How long do you think that will keep?