I'm near complete my crocheted rag rug, but half way through the week, as the rag rug grew larger and larger, I decided that I needed a project that was more portable. Half my knitting time is while we're out, in the car, at friends houses or church meetings etc, and the rag rug was getting way too big to carry around. Mark was complaining that when we were driving, he couldn't see his side mirrors any more because of my massive rug. So a smaller project was needed after the rug was banished to the house.
I'd been admiring little knitted/crocheted skirts for a while and decided that it was time that I make one for Lotte. I was a bit uncertain with some of the knitted patterns that I looked at, and realized that knitting would take slightly more time since I'm new to the whole thing, and decided to crochet it without a pattern instead. I made a foundation chain waist, and then did some triple crochet for a round so that I have something to string some icord or ribbon through as a drawstring. Then I've been working in half double crochet, increasing each round by hdc1 stitch, and 2hdc in the next. I guess I'll just stop when I think it looks ruffled enough and long enough to cover Charlotte's little derriere. I might add a separate ruffle on the under side in a contrasting colour, but I haven't decided yet.
My reading lately has been limited to mostly cook books. Not just any cookbooks, but specifically the weird old church collective cookbooks...(the ones where everyone submits a recipe and they either give them away or sell them for a fundraiser etc.)
I stumbled upon a few of these at my grandmother's house when I was visiting, and my aunt and I couldn't help but laugh at some of the recipes. They all either involved absolutely no *real* cooking,(add a box of this to a box of that) or were basically composed of ingredients that really should never go together. Ever.
For example: (a recipe from my own Grandmother!)
My friend Anna and I were looking over these last week and decided that these need to be created again. Sort of as a tribute, partly as a joke, and a little bit because our school of thought "don't mock it 'till you've tried it".
Whether they're amazing, or putrid, they need to be cooked. We might start a bit of a collaboration as we try making these and testing them out on our families. Our families don't really know that they're going to be part of a science project, but that's half the fun, isn't it?