Having been feeding my nasty crochet habit for the last several years, I have amassed an amazing collection of odds and ends in scrap yarn. Working with each pattern and color for larger projects for so long, you develop a bond with your yarn. Even though I may have a golf ball sized ball of yarn left over from a project, I don't want to simply throw it away. So I have begun work on my first "memory-gan" a.k.a. scrap buster afghan.
This is the pattern picture. I'll try to post some of mine shortly! I'm in love with Crochet Today from Interweave Press! I pour over the pages for at least a week before I begin any projects. I've kept the background in the same family of browns , but used what I had left over for the main body. And being the Amazon woman that I am.. well 5'10" is tall enough! I'm adding much more of a border so that I can completely cover up/roll up like a burrito inside it's afghan goodness.
Needless to say, I am in love with the Granny Crochet pattern! I can use virtually any color combination and it looks like fun!
On to other things...
I've found a couple of new crack dealers... aka yarn shops! Stumbled across one after taking a wrong turn in Charlottesville VA. It's a Stitch! No really... that's the name of the store. And The Mechling Knit Shoppe, LLC. I can's seem to find their website, as they are very new... but the selection was amazing! and Lynn was as nice as can be!
I'm really glad to see that Knitting a Crocheting is coming back in a big way. Plus I'm glad to be able to afford something besides Super Saver yarn. Not that there is anything wrong with it! It got me through my starving art student days! And for that I will be eternally grateful.