Sunday, July 11, 2010

What have I been up to this week

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I worked for 2 days temping for the agency I'm registered with for some much needed cash to pay the bills.

I won a full set of Boye Crochet hooks participating in a CAL with Crochet Soirée  See this post for more details.

I started and finished a doily for the Crochet Soirée July CAL. The original pattern gives a finished size of 15 1/2 inches. My doily came out to 31". I'm not sure if this still qualifies as a doily, but I don't care. It's a nice size to be a nice tabletop cover for in between meals.

Here it is all pinned out. I love love love the pattern. The Starlight Doily was originally published in the October 1999 issue of Crochet With Heart magazine but can be downloaded at Crochet Soirée's site. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't done doilies yet. I'm considering doing it again using ww yarn and turning it into a round blanket? shawl?.

I'm sure my Mom will appreciate it!

I have 2 shawls on the go. One for my darling daughter and one for my wee sil. Both are from the pattern by Doris Chan called the All Shawl. It's a free pattern that can be downloaded on Ravelry. If you're not a member of Ravelry yet, it's high time you come on in and join us in all the fun.

I also have a vest in the works for my darling daughter. I've been working on it off and on and really need to just sit and get it done. The pattern is from the May 2010 Crochet magazine and is called Caribbean Topper.

 The yarn is from Rowan, handknit cotton in navy blue. It's a very nice yarn to work with.

I know I have a lot other things in the works, just can't quite list them  all at the moment. With Christmas and stuff ... Definitely will update as I figure them out :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your doily is lovely, I enjoy making doilies - and never worry about sizes. Some become wall hangings....:-)
I am writing about your Caribbean topper. You seem to be the only one in the googleverse to be working on it.
I am soooo confused by the recommended yarn. It is of course not available locally although I have found a web source. But I note that you are using Rowan. What is the name of your yarn?
I am confused because I thought size 4 was a worsted/ heavy weight, like you would use for blankets. I cannot get a reasonable gauge with any of the yarns I have even wehn I go down 2 hook sizes.
Any advice you could give would really be appreciated!!!
Thank you