Saturday, April 16, 2011
Yes, in one week, you too can crochet this lovely shawl! My first Simple Scallops--in worsted weight cashmere/acrylic. An excellent go-to for that stray 200 yards of worsted weight yarn to make a scarf/shawlette. The above full-sized version took 400 yards. And please enjoy commenting on my green butt in running tights. I know you're all thinking about what you really want to say...
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What's On My Hook/Needles/Spindle:
As you can see from the above, I whizzed through the Simple Scallops Shawl and absolutely fell in love with this easy, quick, gorgeous pattern to crochet. Three thumbs up!
I also finished my third set of Orchard Mitts. These are in my own bulky handspun plus a snippet of, yes, (GASP!) Fun Fur.
Still in Progress:
So, having flipped over the Simple Scallops pattern, I decided to blind myself permanently by using it to finish off some size 10 crochet thread I have lying around. Well, a gal's got to experiment...Here's what I am getting--and actually enjoying!
Office throw: So close! So agonizingly close!
Dragonsbreath Cowl: A variation on the braided cowl from the last Winter KnitSimple Mag. I am using some very uneven bulky handspun to hide the uneven-ness and get an amazing cowl. Finishing the last strip of the braid, I am relieved to tell you.
A Quick Buzz: On the decreases of the Argante Shawl and slowly falling in love with it.
Still working away on Whippoorwill, my new HitchHiker and the Carolina Homespun 20/80 Silk Merino Sliver
On AEventid: a single of FreckleFaceFiber's Tehachapi Too in merino.
Strategy: About Passive-Aggressive People--Remember that you are not the only one who sees the problem.
Something I Really Like: Canning and preserving food.
Look! My first pickles!
The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
The Joy of Pickling
Happy Catholic: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life
The book is on stall while I get (literally) up and running again. Couch to 5K program. One last psychiatric evaluation. Still mailing MBP prizes! Some mild site clean-up on the Rav group.
My two best running buddies: Artemis and Blankets.
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