Saturday, October 04, 2008

It's All a Matter of Perspective

Look at these beautiful sweaters...

Interweave Crochet fall 2008

Can you believe these are both crocheted? I couldn't!

Interweave Crochet fall 2008

Now some people may consider it foolish to acquire a collection of crochet magazines if you don't actually know how to crochet...

Interweave Crochet fall 2008

but I like to think of it as being optimistic. And as soon as I figure out what "ch2, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch; rep from *" means, I think I'll be off and running. Actually, I already understand the "rep from *" so the rest shouldn't be too hard.


And while it's probably true that I don't really need more sock yarn...

K1C2 Tye-Dye Socks
(New K1C2 Tye-Dye Socks.)

Castle Fibers sock
(Beautiful hand-dyed by Castle Fibers on Etsy)

It is getting more expensive, which means it's increasing in "value". I'm thinking it's a much better investment than the stock market right now.


There's a possibility that I might finish a pair of socks over the next couple of days... so that would be exciting. But it's also possible I'll simply remain non-productive couch decor. I seem to be quite good at that lately.

I think it's good for my self-esteem to stay positive and focus on my strengths.

PS... Does anybody else feel a sense of pride when they click on spellcheck and it says "no misspellings found"? No? Just me? Well then... never mind.

14 comments:

Wendy said...

I can teach you how to crochet. It's fun!

Charity said...

I've always wanted to learn to crochet, too. One day, perhaps!

Nice new yarn! :0)

Heather said...

Lovely sock yarns as usual. I do a proud little dance when I have no spellingmistakes until I realize hours after posting that my grammar is atrocious and half the sentences make no sense. Oh well.

Donna Boucher said...

I am amazed and delighted when I don't misspell anything.

I want to crochet the stripey blanket that Posie made!

Angelika said...

Crochet isn't any harder than knitting, once you figure out all the abreviations. You can only drop on stitch at a time, but finding a mistake and having to go back can be a realy pain, since you won't be able to just drop them and fiddle them back up. Hey, the good and the bad sides on everything, I guess. Have fun with it.

Angelika said...

Oh, and I'm especially proud of the "no misspells found" since this is my second language. With all the new rules they made for the german grammar in the last couple of years I would surely need spell check, even for my native language.

Maria said...

You're smarter than I am. I didn't even realize that blogs have spellcheck. I better go check it out, no pun intended. Oh, and you're on your own for crocheting. I can finish a neck etc. but that's all I want to know. I don't need yet another addiction!

Stephanie said...

I love the no misspelled found!! I always ALWAYS spell "because" wrong. I mean I know how to spell it but typing messes me up sometimes!

knittinwolf said...

I get excited too when I have nothing misspelled...if I do it's because I've used twang or slang!:) Crocheting is a lot quicker than knitting but takes more yarn too! There are certain things I crochet like baby stuff and then there is certain things in knitting like socks that just have to be knit!:) Good luck and have fun!

Lydee said...

sock yarn, a better investment than the stock market! lol!!!
Maybe they should call it the sock market!

Laura said...

Hey! I've started crocheting! I love it - makes a nice break from knitting.

Is the Interweave magazine worth subscribing to? Because I've been thinking about it, but would rather someone else check it out first - and here you are!

Yarnhog said...

You are brilliant! You're totally right: yarn IS a better investment than the stock market, especially today. That is the perfect justification for laying in a large supply of cashmere! Even my husband can't object, right?

mom said...

I guess I hadn't realized that you didn't crochet, too! With all those beautiful yarns calling your name, I do believe you should try your hand at crocheting!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Sarah said...

You'll be ahead of the pack when it returns to a time when we all make our clothing with your sock yarn ;-)

Crochet mag has some great stuff, I've been known to pick up a copy or two...