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Ivy, you are going to be so “totally” jealous of this gal’s crocheting.

Vera’s Crafty Blog

See, you ladies are really messing up my idea of what knitting and crocheting are. All I remember are my grandmother’s scratchy-ass afghan’s, in black and primary. They weren’t soft and in my opinion weren’t pretty, either. They were just made from the same kind of yarn we used for arts and craft at school. See, I’m trying to wrap my head around the idea of knitted socks, but my experience is fighting the idea. It sees yarn and thinks, “sweaty and scratchy,” even when my eyes are saying, “but those are cute!”


#1 Vera on 04.28.06 at 5:35 pm

Gee, I feel so honored. I love to make socks. There’s something magical about the process even though it just boils down to pulling loops through loops, wrapping yarn around needles and simple math.

I promise, my socks aren’t scratchy either, and they’d better not be as much as I paid for that yarn, but then again, I’m totally obsessed.

#2 Ivy, the Great and Powerful on 04.28.06 at 9:08 pm

Oh, man, I AM so jealous of those socks, too. I’m a sockaholic. I need therapy.

#3 Kat Coble on 04.28.06 at 9:33 pm

I’m a sockaholic, too, Ivy.

Heather, knitting has come a loooong way. They still do sell that arts-and-crafts yarn (much of which is made from recycled milk jugs–hence my calling it “Milk Jug Yarn”) but Lion Brand® has made great strides in nice but inexpensive yarns.

I’m addicted to it. Of course I’d LOOOOOVE to get way off into the $20 a skein stuff, but until I sell my book for a chunk o’ money, I’ll just live without it.

#4 Ivy, the Great and Powerful on 04.29.06 at 2:34 pm

Ha, Kat, I’d love to get the super expensive yarn too. I use Caron’s Simply Soft a lot, and that’s awesomely soft and nice, for a super low price.

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