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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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January 02, 2007



Love that lace cardigan. I should look up that book.
I'm going to start 2007 with small things. I've knit so much on big projects this year I've missed doing all the little things I see. Going to start some fingerless gloves first off.
Looking forward to reading all about what you're doing in 2007. I've really enjoyed reading your blog this year.
Sheri in GA


Ok. What's your secret? How do you knit/crochet so dang fast?

BTW, I plan to dognap Emma. Just thought you should know.


I don't know about it being the must-make project of 2007, but I want to make this:

(although, um... either the neckline needs a little alteration, or it's ONLY for wear over top of a t-shirt... it's rather scandalous as shown).

If your picture of the Fountain Lace Cardi is showing up true on my monitor, that Almond Cotton-Ease looks like a lovely color.


I love cardis too - so much more practical for our climates! No need to wean, I think.

You know, I can't think of a stand out pattern right now. There's many that I like that came out sometime last year...but nothing "of the moment". Hmmm.


The Fountain Lace Cardi is so pretty. I like all the cardis you make.


Ditto, James Garner.

Thanks for the MagKnits link -- LOVE that project!

My own personal must-make project is Latvian Mittens... before someone threatens to wash my mouth out with soap if I say it again. ; )


Fountain lace looks awesome! :)

I *loved* The Notebook too... *bawled* my eyes out!!! Those critics don't know a good chick-flick when they see them! It was *so* touching!!!!

Monica W

Your crochet duster sweater is going to be fabulous.


Just remember - you asked. :-) (By the way, thanks for confirming the crocheted seams. I wondered if you had continued with them.)

2007 here at Casa de Lurker is the Year of the Sweater - cardi, pulli, summer tank - it doesn't matter. I want to become much more versed in sweater pattern instructions and construction in general. While I suspect there will be many tempting new patterns coming, there are so many sweaters in my MANY books and magazines that I've loved forever I figure it's about time to actually make some. I'm also a great fan of Bonne Marie and have several of her patterns at the ready.

Currently, I need to rip out the left front of her Twist cardi - made the dang dumbest mistake reading the directions. Also would like to make her popular Ribby Cardi. I've also fallen in love with some recent cabled projects - Central Park Hoodie from the winter Knitscene and the Kate Gilbert's Cardigan for Arwen from the latest IK. I'm not a huge fan of the hoodie but there's something about the cables running around them that makes them more appealing.

Crochet-wise - I purchased the Julia cardi pattern from Donna (thanks to a link here on your blog!) and also love Purple Haze from Crochet Me.

At the rate I knit and crochet that will probably take the year. >g<

I think the two you're currently working on will be wardrobe staples even though they are both dramatic designs. How can you go wrong with that lovely cream and basic black?

And speaking of cables - weren't you going to make that cabled v-neck from Vogue Knitting out of two shades of blue CE?


Sheri - I like the idea of fingerless gloves. :) I think I need to look up a pattern or two. Thanks for the idea!

Leisel - Yes, Almond is a very creamy "cream" - really pretty.

I like that sweater too - but would definitely need to raise the neckline. Even in my younger days, I couldn't have worn it that way without a serious push-up bra! LOL

Jillian - My closet doth overfloweth with cardis at the moment. I don't know if I have a nook or cranny left to store one! LOL

Thanks, Vera. :) When I DO make a cardi, I'm really aiming for "lacey" this year. Just to keep things interesting.

Vicki - I need to seriously consider colorwork for the new year. I don't know if I'm up for mittens, but it would certainly be something different for me! For the moment I'll live vicariously through you. ::Grin::: So get to mitten-ing!

Andrea - I haven't seen a movie in years that made me cry so hard! It felt good! LOL

Thanks, Monica! I can just see myself dressed all in black, with black boots & my duster billowing in the wind. LOL - I think I watch too many movies!

Paula - I, too, have WAY too many patterns sitting on my shelves that I'd love to make. I need to put on some blinders & make what I've been wanting to make for years!

I have Ribby Cardi's pattern - just need to put it in the queue & go for it. :)

There's a hoodie in Inspired Cable Knits that I'm seriously considering...if I can find the right yarn. She designed it to look more like a monk's hood and that's really appealing to me, a non-hoodie type of gal. ::grin::

And gee, Paula - thanks for mentioning that cabled V-neck! LOL Believe it or not, I was just thinking about that a couple of days ago. When it's all said & done, I don't know if I like all that cable on the front of me. I have enough trouble trying to minimize my front! Sooooo...I'm still thinking about it. :)


Sara - It's totally Witchcraft. Ever seen Mrs. Weasley's knitting needles? Hehehe

And I've warned Emma that she could be snatched at any minute. She's concerned but calm. ;)

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Paula - I, too, have WAY too many patterns sitting on my shelves

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