Sunday, October 29, 2006

Back from tour

Yeay! I am back from my orchestra tour, and I did some major shopping!

I found these bone crochet hooks in an antique shop; I can't wait to try them out...however, I have a suspicion they are for lace...which I am still afraid of trying...

There was this really fantastic yarn store called Yarns On First, where I picked up some Noro Silk Garden Light and some Manos del Uruguay.

I also got some Lana Grossa Soffice to make a chemo hat for my cousin. I finished it up on the bus.

I also made a crochetted baby hat that looks like a pumpkin, but I gave it to the mom before I took a pic. Pattern here.

I get nervous on flights, but find if I'm preoccupied concentrating on something, it helps. Here is a crochetted hat make with one skein of Noro Silk Garden that took me less than 2 hours to make. Another note on flights; I never had problems taking bamboo circulars before, but since they've been more strict at screenings, I didn't risk taking them. Instead, I took a set of cheap-o plastic Red Heart crochet hooks, and no one bothered me.


  1. What a find! Just having them around would be inspiring! The Noro Silk Garden hat looks nice. I like the colors.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The jaywalkers are a bit tight around the ankle, that's why they go to my daughter instead of my sister. There must be another chevron pattern, which is not so "stretch restistent". ;o)
    By the way, welcome back, I was wondering what had happened to you!

  2. I love that crocheted Noro hat. I need to learn to crochet. Just so you know, I've been through security three times in the last few months with two pairs of the new knitpicks circulars in my bag. In case you're not familiar with them, the knitpicks circs are metal and super sharp. No one batted an eye though.

  3. Wow, you've sure been on a shopping spree - and I love everything that you got for yourself! The bone hooks look really interesting, and yay for the Lana Grossa find - I totally love the hat you made out of it, it looks so cozy and warm and soft - yummy! The same goes for the Noro hat - what a beautiful colorline too!

  4. Wow, I like the SG hat! Where'd you guys go?