Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Circle Jacket Completed!

I am finally finished. I may shorten the sleeves if I can... once I steamed it to block it the sleeves really grew!

I followed the pattern for size M/L... next time I will do S/M! I am only 5 foot 2 so I don't really need it to be so long.

The pattern does caution that measurements are different when it is hanging verses laying flat. Lily Chin talks about this in her book Couture Crochet.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Circle Jacket

This is my current work in progress!

You can find the pattern here. The terms are British so you might want to down load the guide that explains the terminology as well.

I still have to do the trim and the sleeves.

this shows where the sleeves will go!


Monday, May 21, 2007

My first square

Now that I am done with the ripple afghan I decided to dive in and try my hand at making some of the blocks in my new book. I have two of these made already and today I sketched out an afghan that I am going to make using squares from the book.

I did have some difficulty following the pattern at first. I had to read it over several times and I actually started it over three times before getting it right.

My suggestions when you start a new pattern:

Make a copy of the instructions (so you don't have to have the book open the entire time)

Write out the instructions as you understand them

and finally,

make some kind of hash mark or checkmark beside the instructions for each row as you complete it so that you can keep your place!

If you are using this book I found a link to corrections here! You can also find a review of the book here!

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Spencer's Ripple

I finished this ripple on Saturday. Spencer chose his own colors and waited patiently and sometimes impatiently for me to finish. I am glad that he is so pleased. He wanted it bedspread size until I reminded him that we have to take it back to Russia in his suitcase!


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lily Chin!

Today is my birthday! My oldest son bought me this great book by Lily Chin. I have to admit that I am a little intimidated by the word Couture but I am willing to give it a try!

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

200 crochet blocks

I just got this book as an early birthday present!


Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Star Ripple

I found this pattern through a post over at Crochetville.org. I am enjoying doing ripple afghans and I would love to give this one a try!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Nathan's ripple

Here is a photo of the ripple I made for Nathan while we were traveling. I think I finished it in Oregon and then we used it in a few hotels on the trip back to New Mexico!

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