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Started June 1, 2008; completed April 14, 2009. Used the Oblong Granny Square scarf pattern as a basis. Yarn is Knits Picks lace sampler in the colorway Riverside Cafe.  1.75 mm crochet hook was used. The lower photo was chosen as a feature photo on the Granny Square scarf pattern page on Ravelry.

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted, as usual, but I wanted to let you know that I have been knitting! I have been working on a rectangular shawl, using the Feather and Fan stitch (Old Shale Lace.) I’m using alpaca yarn called “Peru”, by Blue Moon Fiber Arts. This is the yarn that Jeremy gave me for my birthday…last year? I was originally planning to make Shoalwater Shawl, but I saw another, rectangular shawl in the same stitch and decided that a rectangular one would work better for keeping my arms warm. So I just used a stitch found on the Internet and came up with my own pattern. Simple enough.

I am using Addi Turbos for the first time. They are quite nice. I won’t be buying a lot of them, as I can’t afford that, but it will be nice treat every once in a while. I told Jeremy I had bought a pair of Addi needles and he said something like, “Oh, the Addi Turbos? Nice!” He also knew about Yarn Harlot being in town before I did. How did this happen? It is cool, though. :)

I added the pattern for the Roxie Soap Bag. It has been test crocheted by my little sis, Christen, and passed. She even said nothing needed changing, so I guess I get an A. There is no picture at the moment, but I’m hoping to get one up eventually. It works up so fast though, if you want to know what it looks like, just make one.

I haven’t been doing a whole lot of knitting or crochet the past few weeks, as I somehow injured my right wrist. I have been really trying to take it easy and not stress it out too much.

However, my oldest niece, Roxie, (daughter of Lindie) is going far away and I felt compelled to crochet her a little gift to remind her of home. I came up with a lacy soap bag, making up the pattern as I went along. It was impromptu and the process of making and giving felt like a different kind of project, one that was possibly more personal than any other I have done. So given that and the fact that I gave it to her the day after it was finished up, there is no picture. I wrote up the pattern and my little sister, Christen, kindly tested it out for me. I will be posting it on the site.

(Notes added to clear up some confusion about the family tree hehe) 

A project that got put on the back burner for a while…started Summer 2004. I don’t recommend this pattern, as it’s really messed up. It seems all the corrections weren’t added to the Vogue Knitting website. As a result, a good percent of this was made up on the spot. From Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2004.

Brazilian bikini by Beatriz Medina of Rio de Janeiro. Pattern found at in 2001. Crocheted with #10 thread and seed beads. Started August 17, finished August 27.
Lil’ sis requested this bikini for her Hawaiian honeymoon in October. I saw the bikini on her just after it was finished and it looks gorgeous. I hope she will enjoy it for many years.
I know it will last a long time as I’ve already made one for myself and one for my sister-in-law in years past. I love this pattern because it’s easy to modify the size.
bikini for sis

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