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  • Several Beaded Necklace/Earring sets

  • Christmas Table Topper

  • Rhubarb (aka "Tomato") knit

  • Larger Than Life Bag - Crochet

  • Vogue Cardi #19 - Knit

  • Summer Bag - crochet

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  • Spiderweb Cardi - Crochet

  • Bianca's Jacket - Knit

  • Something Red - knit

  • Two tea cozies - one knit, one crochet

  • Square Neck Tank top - knit

  • Doris Chan's Lace Cardi - crochet

  • Nantucket Jacket

  • Fish Bath Mat

  • Crocheted Triangles Purse

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  • Fountain Lace Cardi - Knit

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May 26, 2005



Hi Bron-- I have to say, the best thing out of all of that is that incredible tassle! No, I really liked all of it and can't imagine crocheting it! I always love finding a book like that ... A few of my favorite knitting books which I have made many things from are Simple KNits for Sophisticated Living by Barbara Albright and Last Minute Knitted Gifts by JOelle Hoverson... My two favorites!

Glad you had a relaxing evening after all that craziness!


My mom used to invite people over just to force herself to clean. I do that too, on occasion. ;) (The rest of the time I live with the mess.)

The book looks good. :)


I only recently realized why my potato salad doesn't taste like my mom's. She used Miracle Whip and I use mayo. My friends gag at the idea of Miracle Whip but I'm going to get some for the next time I make potato salad. I miss the little bit of tang that it ads.

The bolero is really cute. I haven't seen that book (we don't really cater to the crochet crowd at Skein) but I think I know where I can find it. I'll have to give it a go someday and now's as good a time as any.


Melissa's designs are the only ones which can get me thinking things about learning crochet.

I never liked that cottage cheese jello combo thing. The other night, amidst my midnight musings, I thought about pistachio pudding salad, with pineapple and maybe grapes? It was all the rage with my friends who married right out of high school. ugh.


Hey Dani - I agree about the tassel! I just love them - just 'cause it appeals to my Gypsy side. :::grin:::

Andrea - I wish I'd gotten the "clean" gene from my mother - her house was always neat. Not.

Marcia - I hated the cottage cheese/jello thing as a child but find I kinda like it now. And the pistachio salad has always been a mainstay for Thanksgiving & Xmas dinners. It's with marshmallows & pineapple, NO grapes! :::grin::: Hmmmm...pecans too. Yummy!

Go ahead, Marcy - come to the dark side....learn to crochet. Mwhahahahaha


I've been wondering whether Cool Crochet would be worth spending the money. After reading your review and seeing some of the pics, the answer is YES. Thanks.


Hmmm... seems to me that a trip to the book store is in order here.


Someone at my local yarn store mentioned seeing a book with 2 patterns for each design, one crochet, one knit. Anyone familiar with this?


Oooh... those tassels are just crying to be added to a my bellydance costume! I may have to buy the book AND learn to crochet just to make those!

The algerian green beans sound interesting... any chance I could convince you to share the recipe?


Thopse tassels would probably be an easy project for learning crochet on, too, wouldn't they...?

/me runs off to add this book to her amazon wishlist!


You're welcome, Catana. :) I was so happy that buying it sight unseen wasn't a mistake on my part. I really think most crocheters would be happy with the patterns.

Leisel - run, don't walk to the bookstore. I'm sure you'll want a copy of the book. :)

I haven't seen a book like that, Cyndy, but it's a really interesting idea! Let me know if you find it. :)

Hey Shannon - No prob - I'll post the recipe tomorrow. :) I haven't looked at the tassel instructions, but it's bound to be just sc & increasing so it shouldn't be too hard for a beginner to try. Plus, if you ever run into any problems, I'm only an email away. :::grin:::


Oooh! I can't wait to get my book. That bolero is very cute.

K. Anne

Thanks for posting some pics from the Cool Crochet book. Now I can officially add it to my "wish" list. Lol. I was looking everywhere on the net for some pictures of the patterns in the book.

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