Saturday, July 25, 2009

Try Comfort Crochet Make a Flowers Shawl

Try Comfort Crochet Make a Flowers Shawl

A dear blogger friend has gotten me hooked on crocheted shawls. I never thought I was a shawl person, but I find myself reaching for one quite often. Just a little something to throw around my shoulders, when I want to retire to my bed and sit back cushioned with tons of pillows, to quietly watch a Jane Austen movie. I love them all, all British Dramas. Perhaps I lived in another time, because I am always drawn back to the same movies over and over again.

This Flower Shawl from the Caron Website
has already left my possession. My daughter-in-law saw it and immediately fell in love with it. Off to Arkansas it went, perhaps to throw around her shoulders as she watches her favorite movies.

I made this from 5 skeins of #2715 Seashell Simply Soft. It was extremely easy and the fringe was fun to do.

If you love shawls or have never tried one, you must visit Pammy's Blog, Scotty's Place. Or if you just want a shawl and don't crochet, then visit her at her Etsy shop, where she may have a few of her gorgeous shawls for sale.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Playing Catch-Up Keeping with July??

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with my blog recently. I had a really bad case of Strep throat, and not being able to take any anti-biotics it just seemed to hang on forever.What little crocheting and knitting I did do was centered around the 4th of July. Below are some of the things I made.
The first afghan is Beth's Star Afghan, I added small star motifs to the points. You can find her pattern here.
Next was tons of gift bags for the 8th Annual Blow My Fort Up Contest. Some of these are just for the little neighborhood kids that don't actually participate with destroying each others Fort. The pattern takes less than a skein of Worsted Weight 4 ply. The water bottle are from a terrific pattern here at The Elusive Loos. I made long handles and short ones both, making the handle separetely and ones where I just kept going.
The Gift Bags are actually market bags from Krystal at Crochetville. The pattern is here.

The final afghan was trying to deal with Red Hearts stars and Stripes variegated. Everything I made looked terrible, so I kept starting projects then spending the rest of the evening tearing them out. I finally settled on an afghan pattern called Gentle Waves. Mixed with just the Hot Red and Blue it looked okay. You can't add white, because the variegated has more of a cream in it.
This afghan is found here:

or in pdf file here