Monday, January 28, 2008

Done With Orchid, Time for Some New Projects

I've finished the Orchid Top by LilyGo. I'm very satisfied with it, and I just might make this again.

I've been working on my own design which I'm calling "Connecticut Avenue Jacket." All of the crocheting is done, and it's now blocking. All that is left is to add the buttons. I used a Tunisian x-stitch and finished the edges with reverse crochet/crab stitch. I took good notes on this one. Might write a pattern.

I've also been working on some small projects that I'll share later, and I finally got around to putting up some pics on Ravelry of a few old projects.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Orchid Needs Buttons

Finally done with the crocheting. My White Orchid is blocked, and this weekend I will find some cute buttons for it. Ew, looking at the photo I can now see that this top was nowhere near aligned when I pinned it. I will use a ruler next time instead of just eyeballing it.

Hope I haven't gotten to fat to model this.

Speaking of weight, I've just come off a 14-day fast. Nothing but fresh juices and water. I lost 10 lbs. I will be doing this again in a few months. I cannot wait to get my cholesterol checked again.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Tunisian Afghan CAL

This is the square for January for the Ravelry Tunisian Crochet Group's crochetalong. We are completing one square a month and at the end of this year the squares will make complete Tunisian sampler afghan. The stitch for January is the X-Stitch. Here is a close up view.

I haven't blocked the square yet. I'll probably do them all at the same time.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Grocery Bag Project

Yesterday, I made the Crochet Grocery Bag by Haley Waxberg. I was done so quickly. I'll definitely be making more of these.

If you need to put together some quick AND cute gifts. This is the project for you.