I think the one thing I was the most disappointed about when I was experimenting with Argyle Crochet was that I couldn't find any sock yarns that worked with the technique. I really wanted to make a pair of low stress argyle socks! I really wanted to make some cool preppy headbands that Mims could wear to school (and, of course, I'd have to make a few for myself too!). I wanted to make a cool argyle coin purse key chain. I wanted to make an argyle lipbalm holder! Worsted weight yarns just won't work for what I had in mind...
So, in the downtime between when I finished the last of the Blogeversary stuff, and when my brain feels like it wants to create something new, I've decided to learn to dye my own variegated sock yarn so I can try to make some of my dream argyle projects. I don't expect it to be easy, and I expect to make lots of mistakes, because the Argyle Crochet technique needs the dyed segments to be pretty precise, but it sounds like fun. And fun is just what I need right now.
I've gotten some really great questions about Argyle Crochet, and so if you're one of the nearly 1,000 people who downloaded it last Friday, I'm going to be hosting a Q and A on Twitter on Monday, April 8th from 3pm - 4pm PST. Ask me questions! Get an answer right away! Let's have fun together! Just make sure to label your questions with #argylecrochet so I can find them!
And, if you haven't gotten your copy of Crochet Dynamite: Argyle Crochet yet, it's available for purchase right now in the Amazon Kindle store -- you don't need a Kindle to read it, Amazon has free software you can download so you can read it on your computer, smartphone, or tablet! Get it and then join us on Monday for the Q and A!
And because I didn't have any pictures to go with this post, here's a picture of Jake and Mims and the space shuttle Endeavour! LOL!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!! And an extra hug goes out to anyone who is a caretaker for an elderly family member, because it's the hardest job in the world!