Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Buggy

Here is the Dune Buggy DH and I bought each other for our 32nd anniversary. It is why I made the cloche hat below.
Cinna

Crocheted Cloche

I started this yesterday and finished today. The band is just rows of 6 double crochets out of handicrafter navy using a 3.5 mm hook with a single crochet around. The cloche pattern is " Cotton Crochet Cloche" by Sarah Beckman. I used Lion Brands Martha Stewart's cotton hemp. I switched to an H/5 mm hook on round 15 and only completed round 27 before slip stitching off. I made the hat to wear while driving around in our new Dune Buggy
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Cinna

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Cardi Complete

Started this pattern from Love of Knitting Best Summer Knits, Sea in the sun cover up by Kim Stuffs on July 3rd and completed July 15th. This is an easy to knit, top down,raglan in tunic length. It features a single large button hole, cap sleeves, hip shaping and a lace bottom. I used a lovely dove gray cotton-acrylic blend yarn from my stash. I used 400 grams and made the lace bottom 3 inches instead if 5 which allowed me to make 2 pockets. I crocheted around the buttonhole to make it smaller and around the to front edges.
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Cinna

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Shelly's Shawl

My friend Shelly from work modelling her Alberni Valley Shawl. This us only her 2nd knit shawl. It is beautiful Shelly. Great job.
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Cinna

Crochet Projects Completed

I was attending a retirement party on June 26th and had purchased a lovely sundress to wear and wanted a shrug to cover my shoulders and back as the dress is halter style. I found a pattern on Ravelry called the Sonata shawl by Melissa Mall . I used a 125gm skein of Fleece Artist I think is Nyoni. I had purchased it at the Spinning retreat on PEI about 3 years ago in a bargain bin. It was the perfect weight and color for the shrug. This is a very easy pattern. I started the evening of June 22nd and completed it (including blocking an drying) June 23rd.


 
Unfortunately it was so cold that evening that I ended up wearing a different outfit.
 
 
I also completed my Mamy Bag by Cecile Franconie this pattern is in French but is very easy to translate. I used a variety of cottons. Most were Bernat Handicrafters and some Lion Brand Martha Stewart Cotton Hemp blend. It took me from June 18th until last evening July 3rd to complete. There are 43 hexagons. I made the handles by staining 2X18 inch dowels and 4 flower pot ends in Min Wax Gunstock. The actual handles I removed from a purse I never use. I completed thge hexagons, laid them out and attached the final arrangement with split rings, crocheted together using red and single crochet. I made a liner the handles and put it all together for a spectacular tote.



 
 
I am back to knitting but am still working on a few crochet projects. I did a swatch for a project in Love of Knitting Best Summer Knits with 28 Inspring Projects, Sea in the Sun Cover Up by Kim Driggs. I will be wearing it as a summer cardigan. It is a top down long raglan done in cotton. Yumm!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Chiffon Scarves

At our meeting at Reads last night Doris delighted us by sharing her lovely chiffon knitted scarves. Lovely, Doris.
Hugs
Cinna

Chiffon Scarves

At our meeting at Reads last night Doris delighted us by sharing her lovely chiffon knitted scarves. Lovely, Doris.
Hugs
Cinna

Chiffon Scarves

At our meeting at Reads last night Doris delighted us by sharing her lovely chiffon knitted scarves. Lovely, Doris.
Hugs
Cinna