Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chickee in Doris Sweater

So we had this old laptop that just was dead. The Captain thought it might be a fun learning experience for the kids to open it up and see what was inside. I don't think he thought the kids would take a hammer to it like a Gallagher show. They did learn a great deal though and both of them took the computer and it's innards to school to show and tell. (Yes, Chief has his own workbench and tools).

As you can see, the latest fashion in computer demolition-wear is a Doris Chan original. Chickee is wearing the Chloe Cardigan from the latest issue of Interweave Crochet.
This model was made by DORIS herself! Chickee wears it constantly. It's in Caron Spa and has already been washed 4-5 times. It still looks great. What a lucky little girl!

Now, back to the glamorous life of the crochet designer. I think I have crocheted 10-12 hours everyday for the last week. Trying to rest my joints in between marathon sessions. Carrying my stitch bag everywhere I go. Treating my family to convenience foods because I don't have time to make a meal of which I am proud... maybe next week. With a little creative thinking I might actually have this project done by Friday like I had hoped... but I still have a few more 12 hours a day days before I get there! Don't feel sorry for me though, it's arduous, and I don't want weeks like this every week, but I LOVE it.


Natalie said...

I really like the color and look of her Sweater :) And not to leave the little one out (Chief right?)... GO BLUE!!!! I love seeing other fellow Michigan fans especially since I am surrounded by those yucky buckeye fans in Ohio ;)

Anonymous said...

such a cute sweater! I totally want to make that,
Good luck on the 12 hour days!

Kristine said...

My hands cramp if I crochet for that long. Do you have the same issue? What do you do to prevent that?