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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cat's New Bolero

I was smart enough to purchase the crochet book, "Everyday Crochet" by
Doris Chan. She has some of the cutest "lace" patterns for tops - and
even though they are a bit complicated, they are worth the time. I
finished this one as a "try out" to see if I could make the pattern
- using a bit of yarn that I would not have used had I figured I would
actually finish it and like it! However, it goes with lots of tops
and a pair of jeans, and looks pretty good. I still have not decided
as to whether or not I will put any buttons or closures on it, so it
is what it is for now.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jacob the Bunny

This is from the Interweave Crochet magazine. Summer '08. I didn't
look it up on the internet, but there has to be an errata on
it...calls for two rows of white in the pattern for the hands/paws,
but when looking at the photo in the magazine it is quite obvious that
there were three. Other little details are off, too, so if you like
him and want to make him, make sure you check for the errata first!


I made this for Amy Jo, but he is so cute I might keep him for myself!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Crooked Dish Cloth for Sissy

The dish cloth is also made with Cotton-Ease. I didn't realize it was
a bit crooked until it was photographed. How did that happen? It is
the same pattern throughout. Perhaps it is the crooked single
crochets around the side. I think I should work on side panels within
the pattern so it will be even. Hmm?? Will have to think about
that...some sort of pebble pattern perhaps, or some single or double
crochet for an edging.

Now she and a friend are testing the finished products to see if they
are okay for their intended use (and don't fade and shrink).

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Potholder and Dishcloth

The purple dish cloth to the right needs a border, I think. Made with Cotton-Ease, by Lion Brand.




The cotton potholder, below, in Cotton-Ease also, was made for  a CAL on Ravelry.com.  It is a little twisty, but blocked nicely. The colors are brighter than shown, and the yellow is actually chartreuse.


Neither of these is outstanding. just functional in nice bright
colors!  My kitchen needs brightening, so wanted to see how these work up...sell these at the church bazaar, and then make some for me!


The potholder to the right was an attempt at changing the pattern to make it less curly, and in essence it was coming out like an ice cream cone! I just kept at it, adding stitches, until it came out relatively square.  The colors are dark maroon, light mauve, and black.  Unfortunately they don't show up well here.