Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How to Crochet Cat Vomit?

I have a problem. Well, I have many problems, but I have a specific one right now.

I was gifted a ball of soft, royal blue mohair as a Christmas/wedding gift from my manager (he really knows how to gift). I crocheted it, along with some varigated alpaca yarn, into a mini-capelet.

It's super-tiny, hence my calling it a capelet instead of a shawl. When pinned around my neck, it reaches my shoulders and no farther. That's fine by me; I like having a little cape.

My problem involves another ball of mohair yarn. I've already started working with it, adding in a strand of brown acrylic for extra weight.

I was hoping to make a blanket, but the mohair I got was $8 and only got me an itty bitty foot-and-a-half rug-type thing, only large enough to keep GIR warm. Plus, it kind of looks like cat vomit.

I have some flat, tan, mother-of-pearly bead things I was going to attach to it afterward. But I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money making this blanket, and now I can't think of anything else to make from the yarn. It will be a gift, and this person would not appreciate a mini-cape. Even if super hero tights were involved.

The mohair itself is red and brown. Anyone out there have ideas for me? I will gift virtual cookies to anyone with a good idea.


  1. Cowls are always awesome. I like 'em better then scarves. They keep my neck warm better & they stay put. Perhaps a pair of wrist warmers might do the trick also?

  2. Wrist warmers might indeed be the thing! I'm still trying to frog this - not easy.

  3. Frogging Mohair is a pain in the ass, but if you can do it, I second the wrist warmers! Maybe look around on Ravelry too, to see if anything strikes your eye?

  4. I read somewhere that it's easier to frog if you put it in the freezer first... Worth a try. If it doesn't work, I'll just have cold yarn!


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