Showing posts from April, 2006

Wedding Shawl

My older sister is getting married in July, in an evening ceremony at the top of a mountain. So while it will be summer, it might get a little chilly, and she asked if I could make her some shawls for herself and the wedding party. She chose a pattern from Fiber Trends done in a lace weight mohair. I have just finished the first one, and think it turned out rather pretty. In the pictures here, I have one overall shot of the shawl and one close up, to show the stitches and edging better. Now, just 4 more to go.......

What the heck?

Ok, I am a fan of cats. And heck, I love the "Stuff On My Cat" site (Hence my link to it.)

But after peeking at todays posting on "You Knit What?" my brain hurts.......

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I mean good gracious, who would think of putting that on their cat? And what self-respecting cat would let them?

Kitty bed

Well, I made my first real project without a pattern. It didn't turn out quite the way I expected, but as it's basically a pillow for our cat CeeCee to sit on and destroy and whatnot, I don't think he much cares about the esthetics of it.

It was a great learning experience for me, though, and next time I "design" something of my own, it'll go a bit smoother I hope. Anyway, here a few pics, both with and without CeeCee in them.

Square Hugs

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have joined a group that makes hug afghans to send to people who are sick, or experiencing a rough time in their lives and need a pick me up. As such, each member donates 12" squares to be made into these afghans.

I finished my first square for the cause with a pattern I got here and I am very pleased with the result. I still have to weave in the ends, but even so, it turned out very pretty.

Finally Done!!!

Well, I am doing a little happy dance as my sweater is finally finished!

It's a little shorter than what I would have originally liked, but overall, I am happy with how it turned out. I made it using the Modular crochet technique described in the Winter 2005 issue of Crochet Fantasy magazine. It's done mostly with single crochet and "front facing single crochet".

I will definitely be making another one sometime, but for now, it's time to turn to other projects, because too much single crochet all at once will eventually make you go a little loopy. I plan to use some of my scrap yarn to make a bed for our cat, and will probably use either strips or squares and join them together. I have also recently joined a group called "Hugs from the heart", which is an offshoot of an online Yahoo group I belong to, Crochet Talk. Hugs from the heart has members who donate a minimum of 10, 12" squares a year, which are assembled into an "afghan hug" to be…