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Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day!

There's nothing like a 3-day weekend to play around. Between BBQs - because that's what one does on Memorial Day, break out chunks of charcoal, pour flammable liquid over it, set it on fire and burn (er, cook) raw meat over it - one can crochet!

Yesterday I finished some squares for Moe's MIL comfortghan. These will go out in the mail tomorrow. I seem to be on a Priscilla Hewitt kick... All were made with Bernat Satin in Raisin.

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Fisherman's Ring (bad pic, sorry)

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Circle of Friends

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Lace Medallion

I also made Carousel, but seem to have misplaced the photo file. I'll add later.

Last, but not least, I completed the CFL Challenge "Make something in thread to hold something else". So I made a crochet hook holder. I purchased the pattern from
Crochet Memories. I did my best to take a pic where the glare from the steel hooks wouldn't blind you, but you might want to get out your sunglasses. This was made with Anchor #8 Perle Cotton and a size 6 hook. Took 1 ball!


Elegant Steel Hook Holder

Have a great day everyone! I need to get back to checking on my husband. Cooking raw meat over fire changes him somehow...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Piddlefartin' On a Sunday Afternoon

... and I drank a lot coffee and I peed a lot of pee :D

And that was just about the extent of it. I made a wrist pillow and matching cup cozy that's posted as this month's CAL at CFL. I kinda ran amok with the cup cozy, so don't judge the pattern by my output.



Then I surfed a bit and decided to participate in a charity for children in Uganda that have been orphaned due to Aids. The charity Family-to-Family is looking for lovies (blankies) for the kids so they have something to cuddle with. So the search for a pattern began. I landed in a newer book called 200 Crochet Blocks and made this one:


#55

Nice, but it didn't float my boat. Too many color changes to be able to finish something quickly. Then I landed on this one:


#173


The colors are definitely bright and gaudy, but I think I'm going with it. I have enough yarn in these colors so I can make one without having to go shopping for more yarn :)

So with a sore wrist and Sleepless in Seattle on the tube for the zillionth time, I bid you adieu for now and wish you a good week!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Put The Lime In The Coconut...

Well, who said you never finish an old WIP? This one has been in stasis since last December. I don't know why, all that was left was to line and crochet the handle tabs. Call me moody.

The label for the cording is long lost, but this was some hand-dyed stuff I picked up at my LYS. There's enough left over to make at least 5 more ~ LOL. Anyway, I thought the colors screamed tropical summer and it just seemed like the right time to finish it. It came out a wee bit smaller than if I'd used worsted weight and I had to drop the hook size down one in order for the stitches to look nice. So... this will be my "grab and run" purse ;)


Stitch'n Bitch Happy Hooker - Fat Bottom Bag

I finally feel like I'm out of my crochet rut now ~ bring on the next one!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

For Virginia Tech

Just a couple of squares to contribute to the cause.



These were made using RH Soft Yarn. The pattern is Circle of Friends.

If you'd like to donate a crocheted or knitted 8" square to be sewn into comfortghans for the families of the Virginia Tech victims, please send to:

Mosaic Yarn Shop
880 University City Blvd
Blackburg, VA 24060

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

I made it under the wire, but made it nonetheless! Now to frantically go out for flowers...




Made with Bernat Satin - 10 balls Sunrise, 6 balls Banana
Pattern: Sunrise/Sunset