Sunday, March 18, 2007


Hi all! My name is Lisa and I live in South Dakota. I work full time and have an almost 2 year old son. I've been following along on this blog for a couple of weeks and it finally gave me motivation to learn to crochet. I've been knitting for a couple of years, but it's so hard to knit with an interested toddler that I don't get much done. I had the idea that crochet would be easier to protect from wandering hands, and it turns out that I was right. Plus, I find that it's much much easier to recover from when a little someone grabs your work and runs.

I printed out the online pattern that many of you are using and taught myself. I find it to be incredibly addicting and take it with me everywhere. I am using cheap acrylic yarn that I inherited from my grandmother for three colors (red, gray, pink) and I purchased the light gray to go with it. I used the random stripe generator to make a pattern I like. I have only completed three stripes (SO much slower than the rest of you!) but am only attempting a lap-sized afghan.

Here's a picture of what I have so far, with the fourth color behind it.


Monet said...

I SOOO know how it is! I have a 17 month old and she LOVES to come and "help". Great job on what you have done. :)

TeaMouse said...

Crochet is definitely a LOT more forgiving - I can see it being easier to do that vs knitting with little ones around.

It's looking great so far!

DaniLane said...

I've been wanting to teach my self to- or learn how to knit for a while but i think i'll stick to crocheting for now. you're doing a good job! do you ever come upon wet spots of yarn where your kid has sucked on it while you weren't looking? lol!

Cecilia said...

nice work and pretty colors! I taught myself knitting but frustrated myself because I tend to bite off more than I can chew! ironically the feather and fan "ripple" knit is one of my successes. :-)

Francesca said...

Perhaps I am missing something but i have looked and looked for this pattern and can't seem to find it? where is the online pattern people are talking about? I even looked for Jan Eaton's book at my local library and they don't have it. I like the soft ripple of your blanket, Yarnstorm and Alicia's - where did you find the pattern? Blanket is amazing.

Dawn said...

francesca, sent you an email about patterns. hopefully that points you right or at least helps!

Dawn HRM