Monday, January 18, 2010

Insomniac Crochet:

I am not at my best today - still in my jammies and it's almost noon.  You see, I woke up at 1:45 and couldn't go back to sleep.  This has been a problem recently, and not sure if it's due to the pregnancy, or just too much going through my head.  Oh, and I have a cough and a little bit of a stuffy nose to boot, and can't take the usual Nyquil because of the Bambino.  

The middle of the night is when I get some of my most productive crochet done, so there is a positive in this lack of sleep.  I am trying to expand my skills as a left-handed crocheter, so thought I would try a new pattern that uses Foundation Single Crochet, since it's a technique I haven't tried before.


The pattern is from Alice at Futuregirl and is call the Starling Handbag.  I keep wanting to call it the "Starlight Handbag" - seems prettier than a Starling.  I decided to make the large bag, but if it turns out, I might try to make an XXL bag to use for a project bag.  This will be not only my first crochet handbag, but also the first time I will make a lining for something, and Alice has a tutorial for that, too!  I can't remember how I stumbled upon her blog, but I am glad I did.  Now if you're left-handed like me, some of the directions will be different, but I'm getting pretty adept at flipping things.  There are also some left-handed crochet videos on YouTube, so just enter this in the search and you'll probably find what you need.

So far, so good!  The yarn is a nice Mission Falls 1824 Cotton that I purchased at Magpie's Cottage.  They have great colors!

So, tell me, what do you do when you can't sleep?

1 comment:

  1. I crochet ... or sew ... or watch a movie. :)

    I'm so glad you like my Starling Handbag pattern. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. :)


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