After a hiatus of many months I'm crocheting again. I hate the fact that crocheting aggravates the arthritis in my hands if I do more than a few projects a year!
The white Cascade Ultra Pima cotton has a lovely sheen that adds an extra dimension to the design. I hope you can glimpse it in the photos.
The edges are so lovely (and I'm so prone to snagging my knits) that I dispensed with the leaf fringe/edging. Here's the bottom edge before finishing:
And the top and side while in progress:
This little summer topper will go anywhere! Made from Berroco's Captiva Metallic, a tape with just a splash of metallic bling, it will be wonderful over a sundress or a cami and jeans. You'll wear it to a special dinner or an afternoon out.
The pattern in Knitting Pure & Simple's Easy Lace Poncho #251. The stitch is the easy lace pattern of Feather & Fan. Knitted from the top down, all the shaping is done by increasing needle sizes.
I know I'm not the only person who love this combo of yarn and pattern because ever since we completed the model they have been flying off the shelf!
Remember the foot-deep snow we had on March 24th? Well, I'm finally posting the photo of our poor tree.
This green ash tree is around 25-30 years old and towers a good 15 feet higher than our roof line. We're just grateful it missed the shed and the house. Unbelievably we didn't hear it fall!
Husband is planning a chain saw massacre on Saturday.
My needles have been on fire for the past few weeks! I've finished models for the shop plus gifts for special little ones in the family. Here are two completed projects:
This is Little Oak by Alana Davos, made from Brown Sheep's Lambs Pride Superwash Sport in Shane's Red. This photo does not do the color justice. Everyone who sees it comments on the beautiful red. The pattern is from Ravelry and the yarn is a special order through the shop. The yarn is soft before washing, but afterwards it is like "buttah!" This goes to a new great nephew who will arrive in May. Hopefully it will fit both this fall and next spring, since I made a 12 month size.
Next on the finished list is a little something for Granddaughter's Easter basket. A 15-month old doesn't need candy, but this little shrug should be great over a sun dress!
Now there's another project close to completion, so stay tuned!