Monday, July 25, 2011

Finished Projects July 2011



The hook has been at work quite a bit lately so I need to stop and show you what I've been doing!

This is my first Winter Special Olympics scarf donation. I used half double crochet stitches and worked in the back stitch only at the color changes for a slight cable effect. The dimensions had to be 60" x 6" and I was happy with the way it turned out. The next one is going to be more of a sampler design or basket weave stitch - I can't decide. I'm using the foundation single crochet method for the first rows and it really makes a nice finished edge. Watch Alice Merlino, AKA Futuregirl show you how to do it!



I was also very flattered to receive a special request order from a reader in Australia for a cowl/scarf/hat pattern I showed on my blog last year. Christine of Golden Lily Crafts wrote: "Here in Australia it is blisteringly cold and as I walk my dogs daily this cowl would be perfect. I can start off with it wrapped around my head and as I warm up it can fold down to a scarf."

We exchanged emails sorting out color choices and shipping details and I was so happy to be able to ship it off! Word to the wise. When you buy postage online, double check the dimensions of the box you choose. I unknowingly chose a box that barely fit the cowl and hope it doesn't get too squished on it's journey across the pond. Thank you, Christine for being my first client! I hope the cowl gives you years of enjoyment!

7 comments:

  1. That cowl is gorgeous! What a lovely yarn choice!

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  2. Hi Marti, I've not long returned from my walk wearing that beautiful cowl. It was cold and windy but I was warm and toasty, particularly my head. I've worn the cowl everyday since I received it.

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  3. That cowl looks terrific!

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  4. How exciting! I think your work turned out beautifully and am sure you will have many more clients in the future!

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  5. This looks wonderful! New member to your site!

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  6. Your cowl is gorgeous! Success with everything you will be doing!

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  7. hi
    that cowl is a dream!!!!!!!!!!!!
    have a wonderful day,
    regina from germany
    i like your blog

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