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Red Shawl

Ahh, it's good to be posting here again. :) I'm really sorry for my absense! This year has been crazy juggling and trying to balance things to do. I had no idea my son being 3rd grader (No wonder I feel OLD!) would create this much job either! He is growing, and things he says & does/doesn't tell me that he really is coming close to being a teenager, and I don't look forward to it. :D

Anyways - My SIL asked me to knit this shawl. She picked out the pattern and yarn from her local Michaels.

"Knit Friendship Shawl" - Free pattern on Michaels website
Yarn used: Loops & Thread Impeccable in Claret
I love the stitch pattern! Its difficulty level and the repetitions with no increasing or decreasing are just what I needed to relax. :) Having the shawl on my wrap while I knit it was also very warm and comfy. I'm actually working on the 2nd one. I just couldn't help it. :P

I wish I had time to crochet some things for myself. I'm cold!!! :D -…

Endless Crochet Cardi Shawl

It feels great out today here! It's still hot, but I can feel the fall is near - love it! I'm like a zombie in summer... I just don't do well in heat, and can't wait for fall to arrive! I see lots of nice patterns I want to add to my list of future project on Ravelry, and needless to say, it's more fun to crochet and knit in cooler seasons. :D

I was recently given an opportunity to make a crochet sample of one of the most beautiful crocheted garment designs I've ever seen. - The pattern is now available at Stitch Diva Studios!

"Endless Crochet Cardi Shawl"
(Shown Above is a sleeved version.)
Design & Model: Jennifer Hansen
Yarn Used: Tilli Tomas Plie & Beaded Plie with Sequins
I REALLY want you to see more photos of the Cardi Shawl. Learn the ENDLESS possibility of this Cardi Shawl here!

The pattern uses repetitive stitch patterns with no increasing/decreasing. I just crocheted a long rectangle and seamed it in a clever way that produces the great re…

LOVE this hat!

Hiya! :) I'm still here as always... never far from yarn, hooks and needles! Just didn't have a chance to post as often. :(

I found a really CUTE crochet hat pattern last night on Ravelry, and I started crocheting this hat right away!!! :)

Inauguration Chapeau for Beth"(Free!) by Ellen Bloom
Yarn: Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends (Discontinued)
This pattern has all the good things. - It's easy to follow and I believe you can make any sizes with any yarn and any sizes of hooks just by adjusting number of rounds and length of the tie. I have a big head :D, and I have lots of hair so most hats sold at stores don't fit me, but this one does! This hat is definately not going anywhere!

I have some more projects to post here soon. ;)

How is everybody's summer going? :) Mine has been hectic as always working, studying, trying to entertain my son and help him with his homework, practicing the v…

Blossom Kimono

Have you seen Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet? :)
"Blossom Kimono" is a cardigan made with crocheted motifs, and I just love the colors! I was happy to be given the opportunity to make some of the motifs for this pretty garment. :)

~ Photos by Interweave Press ~

Pattern Source:Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet
Designer: Robyn Chachula (see her blog post on this project)

Hourglass Jacket

Broomstick lace crochet is easy, fast, and so much fun! A sample of Hourglass Jacket I recently crocheted -

~ Photo by Jennifer Hansen ~

Model: Jennifer Hansen
Pattern: Hourglass Jacket
Yarn: Studio Silk in Poison Eggplant

Pink Baby Poncho

It's been quite a while since I finished this poncho, and I'm finally posting it. :)
I knitted this for my niece.

"Hooded Baby Poncho" - free pattern on Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
This poncho was really easy and quick, which I love. :) I'm going to add snaps or just sew a bit on the sides to make armholes so the front and back won't flap.
I'm hoping to post some crochet projects soon. ;)

Happy 2009!

Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you had GREAT holidays!

I had little time to crochet/knit for myself in 2008 and to post on this blog, but here are just the ones I actually posted here. :)

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I would like to send big THANK YOU to the kind people I worked with last year. I had opportunities to crochet samples for some great crochet books and knitting magazines, and for Stitch Diva Studios and Crochet by Faye.

I am also happy that many people used my free very simple skateboarder beanie pattern to make gifts. :)

You can see photos of the beanie made by other people here on Ravelry!

For 2009, I am determined to keep yarn, hooks, and needles close to me and to organize my projects and have a better year-end project report! :P