Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Filet set designed by Deborah Burger
I was pleased to help her do a test of the design. After I tried to design (from an existing potholder) a potholder I have every bit of respect there is for a person who can design something so stunning. It isn't easy!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
One thing about the wool - when you put it in Soak® it softens and stretches WAY out! I think I'll make a capelet or sweater or something that I'd like to stretch (and be soft!).
Posted by Cat at 5:25 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
pattern is fairly easy once you get past the initial six rows. It will all sort of jell in your mind all of a sudden. On this page (which takes awhile to download due to the large photos) she has lots of photos showing exactly how to go about starting the shawl, how it looks after you start, along the way, and after you finish. She has done a wonderful job so even a novice could make this shawl easily. You can make it longer or shorter, according to your needs, likes, and taste.
The photo is from Bron's Blog - her version of the Seraphina Shawl showing just how lovely it can be in a not so expensive yarn. Jo-Ann's Sensations Rainbow Boucle. Somewhere between $6.00-$8.00 if on sale.
Posted by Cat at 4:18 PM
The stitch is found in many different patterns with many different names. Basically it is called a "Crazy Stitch" or a "Box Stitch" ... where you chain three, double crochet three, sc to the fabric across the row. On the way back you then chain three at the top corner of the first pass across and then do the 3 dc inside the chain three. I think if you click on the photo it will come up in a larger view and you will be able to see the pattern emerge on the while stitches. I didn't use a pattern for this...just made it with yarn left over from my brother's afghan using the same stitch all the way through.
Posted by Cat at 4:17 PM