Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Quickie Projects

Here are two quick projects I'm working on. A easy knitted scarf using Bernat Soft Boucle and a round ripple afghan using TLC:

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Suede Skirt

Last year I made Donna Rutledge's Magda Cardigan jacket. I decided to do a skirt to go with it. Simply done in sc crocheted in the round. I added elastic to the waistband and I am in the process of lining it.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Jazzy Boucle Cardigan Complete

Yesterday I went to Atlantic City. I didn't win anything but I didn't loose any money either. Basically I broke even. I had a good time though. Friends from Maryland came up and went with me. The trip was a fund raiser for an upcoming family reunion. This morning I picked up the cardigan and finished it. This really was an easy project that can be completed in about two hours.

Note: edited to add the issue of Simply Creative Crochet 2005 that the pattern was in:

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Jazzy Cardigan Progress

Today is a lazy day for me. It's also my baby's 20th birthday. It's hard to believe that all 3 of my kids are in their 20's. Jeez where have the years gone???

Anyway after I finished the tote bag I picked up the jazzy boucle cardigan that I'm working on for the Olympic CAL. It's coming along nicely.

Celeste's Aran Tote Bag

I did something new this past week. I tested a pattern for a fellow hooker. The pattern is Celeste's Aran tote bag. I used Red Heart in lilac with a H hook.


Monday, February 13, 2006

Jazzy Boucle Cardigan Begun

Even though I'm not done with the pattern I am testing, I went ahead and started the cardigan that I'm doing for the Crochet Olympics. It's gonna be slow going as this yarn is not easy to work with. I'm using 2 strands of yarn with a N hook.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Olympic Time

I decided to participate in the 2006 Olympic Crochet Along. I picked a project I've been wanting to do - the Jazzy Boucle Cardigan from Simply Creative Crochet. The CAL began on Friday, February 10. I haven't started yet, I'm currently testing a pattern for a fellow hooker. I plan to start the jacket as soon as I'm done with the testing.

Pattern calls for Lion Boucle but I'm using Bernat Boucle with the body in a mauve color and cream trim.

Yarn Shopping

I have been holding onto a gift certificate from The Rag Shop that one of my sons gave me for Christmas. Yesterday the Rag Shop had 30% off the entire purchase. My gift certificate was enough to get 13 skeins of the Lion Suede which I love. So.. more yarn added to the stash.

Suede L&B Done

I ran into problems with the suede afghan. It's gotten very stretchy and ruffly. I think it's the yarn because I didn't run into problems with the purple/lilac one. After frogging a few times and readjusting the stitches, I'm still not happy with it so I'm calling it quits. It's large enough as it is. It's time to move on to other projects.