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Projects Completed In 2007

  • Pineapple Pullover

  • Clay items - beads, etc.

  • Abi - Rowan Sweater

  • Several Beaded Necklace/Earring sets

  • Christmas Table Topper

  • Rhubarb (aka "Tomato") knit

  • Larger Than Life Bag - Crochet

  • Vogue Cardi #19 - Knit

  • Summer Bag - crochet

  • Lucy in the Sky with Bob - Knit

  • 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

  • More dishcloths than one person should EVER make

  • Fountain Lace Cardi - Knit

  • 2 Knit & 1 Crocheted Calorimetries


  • Knitting Patterns Crochet Patterns by


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February 28, 2006



I'm waiting with angst for my Happy Hooker book - hubby is buying it for my birthday! I gotta have that skulls pattern too.


I just got my Happy Hooker book and I need some hooks now. I have no problem in having enough wool. Ha! Thanks for the links! I'm going now. Woo Hoo! Now, can you tell me the specks on Cotton ease? What is the gauge, the fiber content. I went to Walmart the other day (we don't have one here) and I found some 100% cotton yarn that is VERY soft. If I knit a sweater, or anything else, is it going to totally shrink? I didn't think about that when I bought 10, 200 yard skeins! Shoot-dang. Again, thanks for the links!


Wow, you just get so much done!!!


Wow, I must go get the book!


Funny!!! The little pineapple top is what I want to make first. I have the book on order, and should have it soon.


I haven't crocheted in so long, but after all the previews in that book in blogland, I bought it sometime over the weekend from amazon. I cannot WAIT to get it. I love both of the projects you showed!


Oops, I meant the first project, and the one from Stitch Diva. Those are right down my alley.


Jewels - you are SO going to love this book! I really couldn't list all the patterns I liked - I'd have run out of room!

Hey Mary-Kay - Specs on CE: 50% cotton/50% acrylic, 207 yds/skein, size 8 needle, 17 sts & 24 rows = 4", size G hook. For my money, CE does equally well with size 7's & size 9's. As far as cotton shrinking - if it's 100%, it will. Heck - CE shrinks & it's 50% acrylic! CE shrinks lengthwise, 100% cotton tends to shrink all over. To see if yours will, swatch, wash & dry. :) Or, just don't throw the finished garment in the dryer at all - air dry & shrinkage will be minimal.

Trust me, Wendy - you won't be sorry!

Vera - Not so funny considering our tastes are SO dang similar! ha!

Jenn - I loved making the Baroque Jacket - it's so cool that it's included in this book. :)


Oh - Chris! The reason I'm finishing up Hot Pink so fast is that I'm really, really sick of it! ha! It's hot & heavy in my lap when I knit & I'm really looking toward spring & summer with my knitting now. So, the sooner I get this done, the sooner I'm on to Waterlily!


I think those potholders will finally get me crocheting. Hope your husband is doing OK.

Erica B.

I feel in love with that book the first time I flipped through it too. My son is dying for that sweater and it's also perfect that his school mascot is the Bucaneer.


Thanks, Cyndy - He doesn't go in until 3:30 so he gets to suffer & wait! Sheesh. I'd much rather get in & get it over with at 8:00!!!

Erica - My older son wants that sweater too. It's really cool!


yay! crochet is finally catching up with knitting! (in the cuteness/ wearability area) I was a hooker way before I was a knitter, but abandoned it as soon as I started knitting :D


I didn't think much of the SnB for knitting either. But I certainly will have a look at the crochet version, since you recommend it so highly! That little sweater is just beautiful :)


May - Yes, it's exciting to see such fun crochet stuff out there! I never gave it up when I went back to knitting, but it was SO hard to find decent stuff to crochet.

Robbyn - The projects in this book are SO cute - purses too - I forgot to mention the purses! Trust me, you'll certainly enjoy a look-through. :)


you've sold me! I was a hooker long before I started knitting so much.
I used to make elaborate crocheted hangings with little crocheted nude people on them! Crocheting is much easier to improvise than knitting in my opinion.


I agree, Elizabeth - crochet is much easier to experiment with than knitting. One little loop & one hook can definitely go places needles fear to tread. hehehe

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