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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bridal Shrug

I love wearing and making shrugs - They are simple to crochet and stay put when you wear them!

This is the Bridal Shrug that I found as a free pattern on the Lion Brand website.  You can download it here.   The pattern calls for Vanna's Glamour Yarn (which is a beautiful yarn) but I was looking for a project to use some yarn that I had bought at last year's CGOA conference.

This shrug worked up very quickly and turned out great in the variegated yarn I used.  The shell pattern looks pretty on the back and I loved the shell edging all around.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Rock is Found!

While vacationing in the mountains recently I hid 2 more rocks near a beautiful river.
Susan, from Virginia, quickly found this rock I like to call, "Heart Rock Wrap".
It is a new rock covering design that I enjoyed working on while sitting by the river where it was hid.
I was so pleased to receive an email from Susan who also crochets and crafts (she knits, too)!  She appreciates it as the treasure and art it was meant to be.  I hope it will be a remembrance of the time she spent with her family as well.
There are 4 more rocks to be found - see page on the left for more details and let us know if you found one of them.
Such a pretty spot!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Isolde Shawlette

This is one of my summer crochet projects that I enjoyed working on in between my design deadlines. It is the Isolde Shawlette by Wendy Lewis.  It appeared in Crochet! magazine - Summer 2013 issue.

In the magazine Wendy's design is actually for 2 shawls - one smaller version that I completed above and an extended version that adds more rows to make a large shawl.  I chose the smaller one since I wanted something very lightweight for summer wear.

I used Omega's Sinfonia cotton yarn in the color Coral. (I loved the Lapis Blue the pattern called for but I already have many projects in blue.) I also added beads all along the edge in each picot.  The beads add a fun touch of sparkle and help weight the edge of the shawl down to show-off its pretty shape.  I also found that it needed a pin to close it up in the front to prevent it from falling off my shoulders.