(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)
Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 22nd, 2004:
Somehow I missed getting a picture of my first two attempts at rosettes (which I call “dawniflowers #1 and #2!”), but at our Meetup last night, a friend kindly took pictures of the three rosettes that worked, plus my finished baby-aspirin-pink dishcloth… and here they are!
They’re pretty, but I’m not sure what I’m going to use them for! Good practice, though… and I now know how to do both a V-Stitch and a Shell Stitch!
The dishcloth is very uneven at the edges, as a couple of times I forgot which type of row I was working on, and did some weird stuff at the ends. *ahem* But I’m in the process of making a second one, which I will (hopefully) get right. (Actually, I’m not all that worried about it… it’s a dishcloth, and it’s going to get all stretched out anyway, right?!)
I had a great time at the inaugural gathering of the Victoria Crochet (etc.!) Meetup (the name has been modified to cover our broader interests in the fibre arts… spinning, felting, etc.!). The members are all fun, funny, friendly, talented, creative, wonderful people, and I’m so glad to be part of a group with them! I can already see that we’re going to have a
lot of laughs together, and be able to learn from each other. It’s great… we all bring our own unique skills, abilities, personalities and perspective to the group, and, IMO, we mesh well. I’m really looking forward to getting together again!